by Emily Brontë
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.
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Established in 2006, shake & stir is one of Australia’s leading contemporary theatre companies specialising in the creation of new work.
shake & stir produces an annual season of in-school and Mainstage productions and a suite of in-school master-classes and in-residencies for primary and secondary students. shake & stir’s past Mainstage productions have included: Statespeare (2012 Helpmann Award nomination – Best Children’s Work), Animal Farm (2012 Matilda Awards – Best Independent Production, Best Direction), 1984, Out Damn Snot, Tequila Mockingbird (2014 Matilda Awards – Best Mainstage Production, Gold Matilda Award), Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts and Wuthering Heights.In 2015 the company’s production of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts is touring nationally and its newest adaptation – Bram Stoker’s Dracula premieres at QPAC in August. As a professional yet fearlessly independent theatre company shake & stir is proud of its QLD heritage and has co-produced with QPAC, Opera QLD, La Boite Theatre Company and Brisbane Powerhouse.
shake & stir reaches an annual audience in excess of 180 000
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