Embark on a journey of passionate and obsessive love as Northern Ballet brings the classic tale, Wuthering Heights, back to Leeds for the first time in over a decade. This dramatic adaptation of Emily Brontë’s romantic masterpiece will grace the stage at West Yorkshire Playhouse from 6 to 10 September 2016, kicking off the theater’s Brontë Season.
A Timeless Love Story
Wuthering Heights tells the captivating story of Cathy and Heathcliff, whose childhood bond deepens into an overwhelming love. As their lives take separate paths, their connection morphs into a destructive force, as wild and uncontrollable as the Yorkshire Moors that surround them.
Choreographed by Northern Ballet’s Artistic Director, David Nixon OBE, and set to an original score by renowned composer Claude-Michel Schönberg (known for his West End and Broadway hits Les Misérables and Miss Saigon), this adaptation promises to showcase the dramatic talent of the dancers.
A Passionate Adaptation
David Nixon shared his thoughts on adapting the timeless tale, saying, “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.” He added that his adaptation focuses on the intensity and devastation of Cathy and Heathcliff’s relationship, and that the combination of the dancers’ dramatic talent and Schönberg’s magnificent score would draw the audience into the heart of one of the greatest love stories of all time.
Performance Details and Ticket Information
Wuthering Heights will be performed at West Yorkshire Playhouse from 6 to 10 September 2016. Tickets can be booked at wyp.org.uk or by calling the Box Office on 0113 213 7700.
The performance on Saturday 10 September at 7:30 pm will celebrate the remarkable career of Northern Ballet Senior Artist Hironao Takahashi, who marks 25 years with the company. On this special evening, Takahashi will dance the role of Edgar. Don’t miss your chance to witness this unforgettable adaptation of a literary classic.