Licence World in English Ex- US/Canada
The saga of two Yorkshire families in the remote Pennine Hills, and the doomed relationship of Heathcliff and Cathy Earnshaw is brilliantly brought to life in Jane Thornton’s new stage adaptation of Emily Brontë’s classic novel.
One in spirit but social unequals, Heathcliff and Cathy are gradually torn apart by the forces that surround them. Following Cathy’s untimely death, Heathcliff dedicates his life to wreaking vengeance on those he holds responsible, with epic and tragic results spanning two generations.
Jane Thornton was brought up in West Yorkshire, a few miles from Haworth, the home of the Brontës. Her plays include Amid The Standing Corn for Joint Stock Theatre Co., Back To The Walls, Handle With Care, Catwalk, Cut n Dried and Shakers (with John Godber) which has been produced worldwide. She has also written adaptations of Dracula (with John Godber) and Yvonne Coppard’s Bully for stage and BBC radio, and various work for television includes the series Bloomin’ Marvellous and Oddsquad, a short film for the BBC both co-written with John Godber. Jane is also a director and as an actress has appeared in numerous roles on stage and television.
“Of all the adaptations of Wuthering Heights that I’ve seen – film or theatre – this was the best – wonderful!” – Dr Juliet Barker, World expert on the Brontës.