Wise Children today announce full cast alongside tour dates for the USA tour of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, adapted and directed by Emma Rice.
The co-production with the National Theatre, Bristol Old Vic and York Theatre Royal, in association with Berkeley Repertory Theater, makes its US première at St Ann’s Warehouse, New York, on 14 October, before touring to Berkeley Repertory Theater, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and Chicago Shakespeare Theater, with more dates to be announced.
For the New York leg of the tour, Rice directs Sam Archer (Lockwood/Edgar Linton), Steph Elstob (understudy), Nandi Bhebhe (The Yorkshire Moor), Katy Ellis (swing), Lloyd Gorman (Mr Earnshaw/Robert), TJ Holmes (Dr Kenneth), Jordan Laviniere (Zillah), Lucy McCormick (Catherine), Katy Owen (Isabella Linton/Linton Heathcliff), Tama Phethean (Hindley Earnshaw/Hareton Earnshaw), Eleanor Sutton (Frances Earnshaw/Young Cathy), and Liam Tamne (Heathcliff), with music performed by Sid Goldsmith, Pat Moran and Jeevan Singh.
Joining the cast from Berkeley Rep onwards are Georgia Bruce (Isabella Linton/Linton Heathcliff), Leah Brotherhead (Catherine), Ricardo Castro (Jonathan) and Katy Ellis (Zillah), with Jordan Laviniere taking on the role of The Yorkshire Moor.
The Yorkshire moors tell an epic story of love, revenge and redemption.
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. Lucy McCormick leads the company of performers and musicians in this intoxicating revenge tragedy for our time.
With set and costume design by Vicki Mortimer; sound and video by Simon Baker; composition by Ian Ross; lighting design by Jai Morjaria; movement and choreography by Etta Murfitt.