Passion and rage on the Moors in Northern Ballet’s Wuthering Heights
Join Northern Ballet this autumn on a journey of passionate and obsessive love in Wuthering Heights at Bradford’s Alhambra Theatre from 17 – 21 November 2015. Based on Emily Brontë’s romantic masterpiece, this dramatic adaptation is choreographed by Northern Ballet’s Artistic Director, David Nixon OBE and set to an original score by celebrated composer, Claude-Michel Schönberg, known for his West End and Broadway hits Les Misérables and Miss Saigon.
Wuthering Heights tells the story of Cathy and Heathcliff; inseperable as children, their childish affection deepens into an overwhelming love but as their lives take different paths, their bond develops into a devastating force as unruly and dangerous as the Yorkshire Moors that surround them. This production will see Northern Ballet’s dancers at their dramatic best capturing the spirit of their characters and drawing the audience into this untameable love story.
First performed in 2002, Wuthering Heights was David Nixon’s first creation for Northern Ballet and his first collaboration with composer Claude-Michel Schönberg who later composed an original score for Northern Ballet’s Cleopatra in 2011. It was also David Nixon’s first collaboration with Patricia Doyle who has since worked with Northern Ballet as Dramaturge, Co-Scenario Creator and Co-Director on several productions including most recently Cinderella, The Great Gatsby and Cleopatra.
David Nixon, said: ‘Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights is not a novel that you read and put back on the shelf. It is a story that absorbs you, creating powerful imagery that stays with you long after you turn the last page. In my adaptation of this timeless tale, I have brought to life the key elements of the narrative, focusing on the intensity and devastation of the relationship between Cathy and Heathcliff. The dramatic talent of our dancers combined with Claude-Michel Schönberg’s magnificent score will draw the audience into the very heart of one of the greatest love stories of all time.’
Wuthering Heights will be performed at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford from 17 – 21 November 2015. Tickets can be booked at bradford-theatres.co.uk or by calling the box office on 01274 432 000.