Deemed “Australia’s best literary stage adapters” by Aussie Theatre, shake & stir theatre co, one of Australia’s leading contemporary theatre companies commemorates their 10th anniversary this year.
To kick off the celebrations, thecritically-acclaimed production of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, will tour nationally for four months, including a season at Riverside Theatres in March. Other productions in their anniversary season will include Tequila Mockingbird and a brand new production of Samuel Beckett’s Endgame.
shake & stir’s artistic directors, Ross Balbuziente, Nelle Lee and Nick Skubij commented, “We love the bonds we have formed with our audiences over the last decade…our 2016 productions have been chosen as a way to thank them, reflect on our past and to pave future relationships.”
The revival of Wuthering Heights will feature brand new cast members including Tim Dashwood (The Graduate, Animal Farm, Dracula), Gemma Willing (Dust, Blood Will Have Blood, The Laramie Project) and Australian film, television and theatre veteran Linden Wilkinson (Flesh & Blood – Mother Knows Best, Police Rescue, A Country Practice) who will taking on the role of Nelly Dean.
shake & stir’s Artistic Director, Nick Skubij who adapted and directed this bold new work said, “Aside from being an outstanding story of revenge, love and loss, we chose Wuthering Heights to re-imagine as, with every shake & stir production, we aim to invigorate classics for a new audience.”
Riverside’s audiences have previously enjoyed shake & stir’s award-winning powerful adaptations of George Orwell’s 1984 (Winner – 2015 Drover Award – National Tour of the Year, Gold Matilda Award – Bryan Probets, multiple Greenroom Groundlings Awards) in 2014 and Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts (Del Artè Charts Award Winner – Favourite Play of 2014 and 2015, Favourite Direction of 2014 and 2015), last year.
Wuthering Heights plays at Riverside Theatres, 22 – 23 March. Described as “brilliant”, “evocative”, “thrilling”, “sexy”, “superb”, “bold” and “extraordinary”, don’t miss your chance to see this spectacular production from the masters of some of Australia’s best theatrical adaptations and celebrate this critically-acclaimed company’s anniversary year.