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Renowned theatre organisation Wise Children is bringing a new and exciting stage version of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights to Salford in May. Adapted and directed by Emma Rice, the show is a co-production with the National Theatre, Bristol Old Vic and York Theatre Royal.  

Rice’s powerful reimagining of Brontë’s classic gothic story of loss, love, and despair has received stunning reviews in the national press. In its five-start review, The Times describes the new stage version as ‘Emotionally epic entertainment’; while The Guardian praises ‘a bold and ingenious production’. 

After performances at the National Theatre in March, the national tour is taking in Cornwall, Norwich, Nottingham, Salford, Sunderland, Brighton, Edinburgh, and Inverness.  

As fans of gothic literature will know all too well, Brontë’s haunting tale of the Yorkshire moors tells an epic story of love, revenge and redemption.  Rescued from the Liverpool docks as a child, our Byronic anti-hero 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 ensues. 

Shot through with music, dance, passion and hope, Emma Rice transforms Emily Brontë’s masterpiece into a powerful and uniquely theatrical experience.  

Created and led by Emma Rice, Wise Children launched in April 2018 and is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation. They make ground-breaking work with exceptional artists, and tour across the world. In the dark days of 2020, they were the first UK company to broadcast a full staged production, without social distancing, from a UK theatre after lockdown. Notably, they run a unique professional development programme, The School for Wise Children, training a new and more diverse generation of theatre practitioners. 

This is definitely one performance not to be missed. 

Tickets can be purchased from The Lowry 

3 – 7 May 2022 

Box Office: 0343 208 6000 / www.thelowry.com 

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