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Wuthering Heights

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Presented by the shake & stir Theatre Company and the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, and directed by Nick Skubij, Wuthering Heights is an adaptation of the literary masterpiece by Emily Brontë.

From the critically acclaimed company that brought productions of George Orwell’s 1984 and Animal Farm to the stage, the play retells the classic tale of violent desire, and an intense, compulsive love between the characters of Cathy Earnshaw and Heathcliff. A story full of chaos, betrayal, violence and most of all – the destructive nature of a love so passionate and strong that it transcends all norms and conventions.

As the mysteriously wild character of Heathcliff is rescued from the streets by Cathy’s father and brought to Wuthering Heights, he develops a relationship of sorts with Cathy and a hatred for her brother, Hindley. Eventually, the passionate bond between Heathcliff and Cathy becomes almost too strong, bordering on obsession and jealousy. Heathcliff leaves town in a rage when he finds out Cathy has married another man, only to return years later as a wealthy, polished man to exact revenge upon those he blames for his miseries and the betrayal he felt. (ASha)

Mar 22–23 (11am [includes Q&A] and 7:30pm). Parramatta Riverside Theatre. $25-$49. Tickets & info: riversideparramatta.com.au or 8839 3399

 

BY ANVI SHARMA

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