Oakwell hosts adaptation of Brontë classic Wuthering Heights

A scene from the Chapterhouse production of Wuthering Heights. Photo contributed.
A scene from the Chapterhouse production of Wuthering Heights. Photo contributed.

Emily Brontë’s landmark novel will be brought to life at a landmark open air theatre in Birstall.

A production of Wuthering Heights will be performed at Oakwell Country Park on Wednesday August 13, as part of Chapterhouse Theatre Company’s tour of outdoor venues.

Script writer Lana Turner said: “It’s a challenging story to adapt, spanning two generations, but I hope that I have managed to instill all the passion and wildness of Emily Brontë’s masterpiece and that people fall for Catherine and Heathcliff just as I have.”

Director Rebecca Gadsby said she hoped to bring the visceral thrill of Brontë’s novel to the stage with this production.

She said: “It’s gritty, captivating and all the drama happens on stage. Your heart will be in your mouth for two hours.” Tickets are £14 for adults, £10 for seniors, £10 for students and children, and can be bought from 0871 220 0260.