Emma Rice’s critically acclaimed new version of Wuthering Heights to play at the National Theatre from February.
The epic story of love, revenge, and redemption, Emma Rice’s new version of Wuthering Heights plays in the Lyttelton Theatre. A co-production with Wise Children, Bristol Old Vic and York Theatre Royal, this adaptation of Emily Brontë’s classic opened at Bristol Old Vic in October 2021 and will embark on a UK wide tour through 2022.
TJ Holmes (Robert), Nandi Bhebhe (The Moor), Tama Phethean (Hindley Earnshaw), Witney White (Frances Earnshaw), Ash Hunter (Heathcliff) and Jordan Laviniere (John) (Photo: Steve Tanner)
Rescued from the Liverpool docks as a child, Heathcliff (Ash Hunter) is adopted by the Earnshaws and taken to live at Wuthering Heights.
In their daughter Catherine (Lucy McCormick), Heathcliff finds a kindred spirit and a fierce love ignites. But, when forced apart, a brutal chain of events is unleashed.
Shot through with music and dance, Emma Rice (Bagdad Cafe, Wise Children, Brief Encounter) transforms Emily Brontë’s masterpiece into a passionate, powerful, and uniquely theatrical experience.
Ash Hunter (Heathcliff), Lucy McCormick (Cathy) and Nandi Bhebhe (The Moor) Photo: Steve Tanner)
Lucy McCormick is cast as Cathy, Ash Hunter as Heathcliff and Sam Archer, Nandi
Bhebhe, Mirabelle Gremaud, Stephanie Hockley, TJ Holmes, Craig Johnson, Jordan
Laviniere, Katy Owen, Tama Phethean and Witney White complete the company.
Set and costume design by Vicki Mortimer, compositions by Ian Ross, sound and video by Simon Baker, lighting design by Jai Morjaria, movement and choreography by Etta Murfitt and music performed by Sid Goldsmith, Nadine Lee and Renell Shaw.
3 February – 19 March 2022 @ Lyttleton Theatre, London