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LIVE: Hotbuckle Theatre- Wuthering Heights
Fri, 17th November, 2017 @ 19:30pm - 21:30pm£7 – £11
Hotbuckle Theatre adapt classic novels and try to tell the tales with humour and emotion, making them accessible for everyone
Rave reviews from their recent 2 night run at Theatre Severn performances They are coming to Bishops Castle !!!
Hotbuckle Productions ‘Perfect theatre with seemingly no effort at all’ (BBC Radio Shropshire) – bring their unique magic to this powerful and emotional Gothic classic. The company’s adaptations have a very broad appeal and their past productions of Persuasion and Emma went down really well, with audiences liking the seamless character transitions, clever staging and enjoyable humour.
Emily Jane Brontë’s only novel is widely considered one of the greatest works of fiction ever written.
★★★★“Hotbuckle have given new life, vibrancy and vitality to this English classic…… a slick show by an incredibly talented ensemble company.“Loveshrewsbury.com-
“..an exceptionally slick, beautifully acted and necessarily inventive evening. The company’s reputation is rightly rising”BBC Radio Shropshire –
Suitable for everyone over the age of 8,
“The usual Hotbuckle Tom-foolery is still present and correct (director Adrian Preater really just can’t help himself) but this time the comedy is confined to quarters. The jocular moments are soon subsumed by the darkly menacing episodes. It’s the nasty pieces of work that take centre stage; as befits Emily Bronte’s tragic tale.
It’s also a very inventive production. The fine company of four conjure evil out a handful of bits and bobs and a spare red light, and create an eerie sound track before our very ears. So, when stern Heathcliff leaves in the midst of a storm, he is accompanied by the piercing (human) howl of a dog, a rattling thunder sheet, a wild wind machine and a mournful musical saw. It’s so effective, it tempts you to tug at your coat-collar.” Chris Eldon Lee
Wuthering Heights is a wild, passionate story of the intense and almost demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, a foundling adopted by Catherine’s father. After Mr Earnshaw’s death, Heathcliff is bullied and humiliated by Catherine’s brother Hindley and wrongly believing that his love for Catherine is not reciprocated, leaves Wuthering Heights, only to return years later to exact a terrible revenge for his former miseries.
With live music, multiple characterisation, humour and inventiveness this story is as enjoyably engaging as should be in the reliable hands of Hotbuckle!