Wise Children have announced new dates for the world premiere of Artistic Director Emma Rice’s adaptation of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights.

Credit Hugo Glendinning.

Also directed by Emma Rice, this new adaptation of the classic novel is a co-production with the National Theatre, Bristol Old Vic and York Theatre Royal. 

The cast for this new production is set to be led by Lucy McCormick (Post Popular, Roller Diner, First Love is the Revolution) who will be playing the role of Cathy. Further casting has yet to be announced.

Wuthering Heights will open at the Bristol Old Vic on the 20th October, with previews from 11 October, and running until 6th November, with live streamed performances in the final week at Bristol. It then transfers to York Theatre Royal, 8th – 20th November, and runs 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.

Talking about the news, Emma Rice said: “It is with an earthy spring in my step and epic twinkle in my eye that I announce our new plans for Wuthering Heights. So many projects have fallen by the wayside during lockdown that there were times when I lost hope – but there was no need! Wise Children are back; stronger, wiser and grateful for the chance to sing and dance again. The exceptional cast, crew, administrative and creative teams are ready to go and we are fizzing with ideas, dreams and anticipation. Emboldened and humbled by the enforced break, I feel truly lucky. I cannot wait to get back to doing what I love most and to share this thrilling and important piece with the world. It’s time.”

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. Shot through with music, dance, passion and hope, Emma Rice transforms Emily Brontë’s masterpiece into a powerful and uniquely theatrical experience.

The production’s creative team is set to include: 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.

For more information about the show visit: https://www.wisechildrendigital.com/wutheringheights