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Northern Ballet: Wuthering Heights – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Rachael Gillespie and Jeremy Curnier as Young Cathy and Heathcliff

Music: Claude-Michel Schonberg Choreographer and Co-Director: David Nixon Reviewer: Beverley Haigh Following the success of last season’s Jane Eyre, Northern Ballet opens their Autumn season by revisiting another classic work of literature and turning it into a modern ballet, full of passion and relevance for a modern audience. This time, it is the turn of Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights, previously ...

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Wuthering Heights – Ambassadors Theatre, London

  Writer: Emily Bronte Adaptor: Stephanie Street Director: Emily Lim Reviewer: Ann Bawtree   The choice of Emily Bronte’s novel Wuthering Heights as the basis for a play is ambitious but understandable. The subject matter of unrequited and doomed love is well suited to the age of members of the splendid National Youth Theatre. This is indeed an organisation to ...

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Wuthering Heights, Northern Ballet – The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Choreographer: David Nixon Reviewer: Dan English Northern Ballet returns to The Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury this week, bringing with them a stunning revival of their ballet, Wuthering Heights, based on the novel by Emily Bronte. Telling the story of the tragic lovers Cathy and Heathcliff, Northern Ballet conjures an entertaining evening of entertainment that combines the finesse of ballet with ...

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The Enduring Romance of Cathy and Heathcliff – Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham

    Writer and director: Rebecca Newman, Reviewer: Gemma Corden, The intoxicating power of the romance novel strikes again Rebecca Newman (known to many as Casualty's Nurse Ally) writes, directs and stars in her first play,The Enduring Romance of Cathy and Heathcliff, a charming story about learning how to pick the right man, drawing parallels with Emily Bronte's classic gothic ...

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We Are Brontë – The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

Devised and performed by: Angus Barr and Sarah Corbett Director: Ed Rapley (with additional direction by Brenda Waite and Susie Donkin) Reviewer: Joan Phillips With as much of a nod to the austere early 19th Century existence on the Yorkshire moors of the Brontëfamily as to 20th Century gothic horror movies, We Are Brontëis physical theatre at its most superb, ...

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Race and Gender in the Novels of the Brontës – The Midland Hotel, Bradford

Contributors: Juliet Barker, John Bowen, Rebecca Fraser, Bonnie Greer, Boyd Tonkin Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood It is one of many events part of the Bradford Literature Festival. The festival has a rich and exciting line up of events for their programme which explore themes relevant today through literary and historical celebrations. The panel chair, Boyd Tonkin, opens the discussion asking the ...

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Northern Ballet’s Wuthering Heights – Milton Keynes Theatre

Music: Claude-Michel Schonberg Director and Choreographer: David Nixon OBE Reviewer: Maggie Constable Wild passions abound across the windswept moors this week, well on the stage at least, as Milton Keynes theatre hosts Northern Ballet’s award-winning production of Wuthering Heights. This timeless classic tells of two children, Heathcliff and Cathy, who are inseparable as youngsters but whose feelings in later life ...

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Wuthering Heights – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Music: Claude-Michel Schonberg Conductor: John Pryce-Jones Director and Choreographer: David Nixon OBE Reviewer: Ray Taylor This is a revival of what was David Nixon’s first creation for Northern Ballet over twelve years ago, the premiere of which I was fortunate to see. This new version with redesigned and refreshed costumes loses none of the original’s stark power and beauty in ...

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