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Riverside Theatres presents
a shake & stir theatre co and Queensland Performing Arts Centre Production

Wuthering Heights


Venue

Riverside Theatre

Dates

22 March - 23 March 2016

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

Tickets:
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

SCHOOL TICKETS

$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!

BOOKING STEP-BY-STEP

  1. 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.
  2. SEND YOUR BOOKING FORM TO US
    Fax or email your booking form to Riverside Education
    Fax: 02 9683 3267
    Scan and email: education_riverside@parracity.nsw.gov.au
    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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

Student and Teacher Resources

Wuthering Heights Curriculum Links

SCHOOLS ACCESS AT RIVERSIDE

For information on access at Riverside Theatre please click here.

DOWNLOAD A SOCIAL STORY

Download the social story for Riverside Theatre here: Riverside Social Story

Cast

Ross Balbuziente
Tim Dashwood
Nelle Lee
Nick Skubij
Linden Wilkinson
Gemma Willing

Creatives

Adaptor and Director
Nick Skubij

Costume Designer
Leigh Buchanan

Set Designer
Josh McIntosh

Lighting Designer
Jason Glenwright

Sound Designer
Guy Webster

Projection Designers
optikal bloc

Photography
Dylan Evans Photography

Photos

Ticket Options

Season Package/ Sidekicks Adult $43
Season Package/ Sidekicks Concession $38
Season Package/ Sidekicks 30 & Under $29
Season Package Guest Adult $44
Season Package Guest Concession $39
Season Package Guest 30 & Under $30
Single Tickets Adult $49
Single Tickets Concession $44
Single Tickets 30 & Under $35
Groups 10+ $44
Student/Teacher $25
Transaction fees apply
Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65

Duration

Approximately 2 hours 35 minutes (Including interval)
Weekday Matinees also include a 15 minute Q&A