By Emily Brontë
Created and Adapted by shake & stir Theatre Co
Love is a dirty word.
Brontë’s gothic masterpiece storms the country in a new adaptation from the company behind the critically acclaimed productions of George Orwell’s Animal Farm and 1984.
When Heathcliff, a mysterious boy is rescued from the street and brought to Wuthering Heights, he develops a passionate bond with Cathy Earnshaw and a repulsive distrust of her brother Hindley. As time passes, Heathcliff and Cathy’s relationship deepens to the point of dangerous obsession, until one day, Cathy marries another man. Overcome with jealousy, Heathcliff flees the Heights only to return, years later, ready to exact revenge on those he believed ruined his one chance at happiness.
Featuring a breathtaking design and a stellar cast, shake & stir invites you to drop by the Heights and settle in for this classic story, retold.
Described as “brilliant”, “evocative”, “thrilling”, “sexy”, “superb”, “bold” and “extraordinary”, this is a must-see!
“shake & stir theatre co is undoubtedly Brisbane’s (nay Australia’s) best literary stage adaptors, and they continue to carry the mantle in their new adaptation of Wuthering Heights.” – Aussie Theatre
“A production that has success stamped all over it.” – Stage Whispers
Please Note: This production contains coarse language and sexual themes.
Image Credit: Dylan Evans
Download a PDF version of the Wuthering Heights program here: Wuthering Heights Program
Download a Word version of the Wuthering Heights program here: Wuthering Heights Program
Dates & Times:
Tuesday 22 March 11am (Plus Q&A) & 7:30pm
Wednesday 23 March 11am (Plus Q&A) & 7:30pm
Please note, Season Packages are not available to purchase online. To book a season package simply fill out a Season Booking Form and submit it to Box Office by post or in person.
To receive a copy of our 2016 Season Brochure, please call Box Office on 8839 3399.
Download a copy of our Season 2016 booking form here: Season 2016 Booking Form
Suitable for Years 10 – 12
$25 per student/additional teacher (1 teacher free per 20 students)
Schools – Please download and fill out the booking form
FROM THE PROGRAM COORDINATOR…
We really can’t go wrong when we program a shake & stir show! These guys are specialists in bringing fresh youthful energy to any classic text they touch and what a better classic text to do than Wuthering Heights in all its gothic glory! Your students will LOVE it. English students will see this prose fiction in a whole new light (and might even be inspired to READ it and more books like it), while Drama students will be delighted with the production elements and the engaging performances that shake & stir are known for. Shake & stir’s last show at Riverside, Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts, sold out with a HUGE wait list – so get in quickly for this one!
- USE BOOKING FORM OR DOWNLOAD IT FROM THE WEBSITE
All bookings require a completed Booking Form. Riverside’s risk assessment can be downloaded here and education support materials (where provided) are available below.
- SEND YOUR BOOKING FORM TO US
Fax or email your booking form to Riverside Education
Fax: 02 9683 3267
Scan and email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail: Riverside Education, PO Box 3636, Parramatta, NSW, 2124.
N.B. Please do not send any payments with your booking form. Riverside will confirm your booking and then forward a tax invoice for your deposit. Bookings are made in strict order of receipt of booking forms.
- RIVERSIDE WILL CONFIRM YOUR BOOKING
Riverside will confirm your booking and invoice the school for a non-refundable $125 deposit. Teachers receive complimentary seating on a 20:1 ratio (unless otherwise specified). Once you have paid your deposit, your booking is secure.
- FINAL PAYMENT
You can request changes to student numbers up to 4 school weeks prior to the performance. We strongly recommend making the cut-off point for students to pay the school and confirm their attendance at around 5 – 6 weeks before the performance or workshop date, giving yourself plenty of time to confirm final numbers. Riverside will invoice you for the balance, payable 4 school weeks before your performance or workshop date. At that stage student numbers are final. Bookings cannot be held if your final payment is not received and the deposit is forfeited. An increase of numbers is possible after the final payment day and is subject to availability.
- FINAL INFORMATION SENT TO SCHOOLS
A letter of confirmation will be issued instead of individual tickets if you are attending a performance that has been allocated as a schools matinee. For other general public performances, you will be issued with tickets which you will be required to collect from Box Office before the performance. Prior to your visit, we will send you detailed information via email to ensure you have a hassle-free excursion. This will include updating you on any possible changes to running times or more detailed information as it emerges from the rehearsal process. Please ensure you have given a valid email address on your booking form.
- ATTEND AND ENJOY!
Seating at schools performances is general admission (unless otherwise specified) and schools will be asked to enter the theatre as a group. We advise arriving at the theatre approximately 30 minutes prior to your performance.
Please note all school bookings made within 4 school weeks of a performance date must be paid in full within 1 week of confirmation and are final. There are no refunds or changes to numbers or dates on these bookings. If you have concerns about meeting the terms and conditions, please contact us on 8839 3308.
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Adaptor and Director
Dylan Evans Photography