Wuthering Heights is the only published novel by English novelist and poet Emily Brontė. Despite being originally published in 1847, Brontė's controversial tale remains a classic in English literature and has inspired musical artists such as Kate Bush and Genesis. Brontė's story has been adapted to multiple TV and movie performances as well as on-stage plays.
Wuthering Heights follows the story of an unusual gypsy boy Heathcliff, who is taken in by a wealthy family. Heathcliff develops a relationship with Catherine, the daughter in his adopted family. That relationship becomes an unhealthy obsession,and after Catherine marries another man, Heathcliff is overcome with rage and jealousy, and therefore seeks his revenge.
Edgar - Wuthering Heights
The recent on-stage adaptation of Wuthering Heights to appear at Frankston Arts Centre has already wowed audiences in Brisbane, performing at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre in 2014.
"Shake & stir theatre co is undoubtedly Brisbane's (nay Australia's) best literary stage adaptors, and they continue to carry the mantle in their new adaptation of Emily Brontė's gothic masterpiece, Wuthering Heights." Aussie Theatre
The award-winning team behind Wuthering Heights present an outstanding stage design to match a stellar cast, which gives you, the audience, a rare chance to experience this haunting tale live on stage.
shake & stir's Artistic Director, Nick Skubij who adapted and directed this bold new work said "Aside from being an outstanding story of revenge, love and loss, we chose Wuthering Heights to re-imagine as, with every shake & stir production, we aim to invigorate classics for a new audience."
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. Tour supported by The Playing Queensland Fund and arTour, initiatives of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.
There are only two performances of Wuthering Heights at Franskton Arts Centre; 12:30pm and 7:30pm on Friday 13 May 2016.
**DOUBLE PASS GIVEAWAY**
In an exclusive WeekendNotes promotion, we have a double pass for Wuthering Heights to giveaway to one reader.
Tickets will be for the evening performance, 7.30pm on Friday 13 May, 2016. Book tickets via thefac.com.au or call 03 9784 1060.
Entries close on 10 May
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All images by Dylan Evans, provided by Frankston Arts Centre.