Emily Brontë’s extraordinary novel Wuthering Heights unleashed a love that was raw and uncontained, wild, brutal and all-consuming.
In this new adaptation by Bruntwood Prize winning writer Andrew Sheridan Cathy and Heathcliff are seen afresh, as unpredictable as the moors and bound by an energy that is palpable.
The Royal Exchange Theatre’s new Artistic Director Bryony Shanahan creates her contemporary production with an ensemble of actors and musicians. Together they explore the twists and turns in Brontë’s exhilarating, poetic narrative and astonishing imagination.
A ferocious exploration of passion and desire, underscored by live, original music, Cathy and Heathcliff’s love finds a visceral and vicious, tender and true connection in this new production.Wuthering Heights runs in the theatre from 7 February – 7 March 2020.
Playing Heathcliff is Alex Austin who returns to the Royal Exchange following his role in Anna Jordan’s Bruntwood winning play Yen.
Rakhee Sharma makes her Royal Exchange Theatre debut in the role of Cathy. The cast also includes Rhiannon Clements, David Crellin, Dean Fagan, Samantha Power and Gurjeet Singh. They are joined on stage by musicians Sophie Galpin and Rebecca Wilkie.
A Royal Exchange Theatre production
By Emily Brontë
In a version by Andrew Sheridan
Directed by Bryony Shanahan
7 February – 7 March 2020