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DeLaMar, Holland Festival en Sismo Stories & Performances present

Wuthering Heights

Wise Children, Emma Rice

Director Emma Rice transforms Emily Brontë’s epic story of love, revenge and redemption into a passionate, powerful and uniquely theatrical experience with live music, comedy, puppetry and dance.

Rescued from the Liverpool docks as a child, Heathcliff is adopted by the Earnshaws and taken to live at their family home, Wuthering Heights. In their daughter Catherine, Heathcliff finds a kindred spirit and a fierce love ignites. But, when forced apart, a brutal chain of events is unleashed...

The Holland Festival presents this coproduction between the National Theatre and Emma Rice's Wise Children, in collaboration with DeLaMar at the initiative of Sismo Stories & Performances. The critically acclaimed English-language music theater production makes Emily Brontë's classic, complex story strikingly insightful. A breathtaking revenge tragedy, it warns that our cruel treatment of others will affect the world for years to come.

Everyone involved is reaching for the heights in this emotionally epic entertainment.”

- ★★★★★ The Times
“A wildly imaginative, exhilarating piece of theatre.”
- ★★★★★ Daily Mail

Wuthering Heights contains strobes, flashing lights and haze effects, as well as references to physical and sexual violence.

Meet the artist
Emma Rice and cast members
15 June 22:45 - 23:30, Wim Sonneveld zaal
Director Emma Rice transforms Emily Brontë’s epic story of love, revenge and redemption into a passionate, powerful and uniquely theatrical experience with live music, comedy, puppetry and dance.

Rescued from the Liverpool docks as a child, Heathcliff is adopted by the Earnshaws and taken to live at their family home, Wuthering Heights. In their daughter Catherine, Heathcliff finds a kindred spirit and a fierce love ignites. But, when forced apart, a brutal chain of events is unleashed...

The Holland Festival presents this coproduction between the National Theatre and Emma Rice's Wise Children, in collaboration with DeLaMar at the initiative of Sismo Stories & Performances. The critically acclaimed English-language music theater production makes Emily Brontë's classic, complex story strikingly insightful. A breathtaking revenge tragedy, it warns that our cruel treatment of others will affect the world for years to come.

Everyone involved is reaching for the heights in this emotionally epic entertainment.”

- ★★★★★ The Times
“A wildly imaginative, exhilarating piece of theatre.”
- ★★★★★ Daily Mail

Wuthering Heights contains strobes, flashing lights and haze effects, as well as references to physical and sexual violence.

Meet the artist
Emma Rice and cast members
15 June 22:45 - 23:30, Wim Sonneveld zaal
Do you have a burning question to ask Emma Rice or one of the performers of Wuthering Heights? Then this is the moment. You can meet the artist after her performance. Under the guidance of a moderator, the audience can ask questions about Wuthering Heights, other work or the maker’s background. There will also be room to share your experience after seeing the performance. The Meet the Artist sessions are a great opportunity for both seasoned visitors and newcomers to get to know the Holland Festival’s makers better. Other artists in this series include Lukas Avendaño, Romeo Castellucci and Julian Rosefeldt. 
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dates

Thu June 8 2023 7:30 PM

Fri June 9 2023 7:30 PM

Sat June 10 2023 7:30 PM

Sun June 11 2023 2:00 PM

Wed June 14 2023 8:00 PM

Thu June 15 2023 7:30 PM

Fri June 16 2023 7:30 PM

Sat June 17 2023 2:00 PM

Sat June 17 2023 7:30 PM

Sun June 18 2023 2:00 PM

Prices

  • default from € 31,50
  • series ticket from € 28,35

language & duration

  • English surtitles: Dutch

  • 3 hours



  • Emma Rice, director

    © Steve Tanner

  • © Steve Tanner

  • © Steve Tanner

  • © Steve Tanner

  • © Steve Tanner

  • © Steve Tanner

credits

based on book by Emily Brönte adaptation Emma Rice direction Emma Rice music Ian Ross set design Vicki Mortimer costumes Vicki Mortimer sound design Simon Baker video Simon Baker light design Jai Morjaria choreography Etta Murfitt coproduction National Theatre, Wise Children, Bristol Old Vic, York Theatre Royal performers Lucy McCormick, Ricardo Castro, Kandaka Moore, Sam Archer, Lloyd Gorman, Stephanie Hockley, John Leader, Katy Owen, Fred Double, Stephanie Elstob music performed by Pat Moran, Sid Goldsmith, Vincent De Jesus, Zosia Jagdonzinska

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