News: Dates announced for world premiere of Emma Rice’s Wuthering Heights

June 4, 2021
News: Dates announced for world premiere of  Emma Rice’s Wuthering Heights

Wise Children, Bristol Old Vic, York Theatre Royal and the National Theatre are set to team up to co-produce Emma Rice’s adaptation of Wuthering Heights.

The show also announces new dates for its world premiere, which stars Lucy McCormick as Cathy. This adaptation brings new life to the classic story with Rice’s signature musical and visual style.

The production is to open at Bristol Old Vic on 20 October, with previews from 11 October, running until 6 November. There will also be livestreamed performances available.

Wuthering Heights will then transfer to York Theatre Royal from 8 to 20 November, and will run at the National Theatre in 2022 before touring to The Lowry, Theatre Royal Nottingham, Sunderland Empire and King’s Theatre, Edinburgh with further dates to be announced.

The Yorkshire moors tell an epic story of love, revenge and redemption. Rescued from the Liverpool docks as a child, Heathcliff is adopted by the Earnshaws and taken to live at Wuthering Heights. He finds a kindred spirit in Catherine Earnshaw and a fierce love ignites. When forced apart, a brutal chain of events is unleashed.

Packed with music, dance, passion and hope, Emma Rice transforms Brontë’s classic into a powerful and uniquely theatrical experience.

The production features set and costume design by Vicki Mortimer, sound and video by Simon Baker, composition by Ian Ross, movement and choreography by Etta Murfitt and lighting design by Jai Morjaria.

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