Castle grounds welcome Heathcliff and Cathy as Wuthering Heights tour stops off in Knaresborough.
The grounds around Knaresborough Castle are the setting for one of the greatest literary love stories on Saturday 9 July, as it hosts the touring Chapterhouse Theatre Company’s production of Wuthering Heights.
Can Catherine and Heathcliff’s everlasting love bring happiness or will the very forces of nature and the moors tear them apart? Emily Brontë’s classic tale of enduring love and passion will be brought to life by award-winning writer Laura Turner for a company that has been performing classics under the stars since 1999.
The very first Chapterhouse Theatre Company performance was at Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex, with a production of Romeo and Juliet performed next to the Tudor building’s moat. In the 17 years since then the company has gone from strength to strength, changing and adapting to new audiences and challenges every year and bringing much loved stories to life in some of the UK and Ireland’s most attractive outdoor settings.
And now it returns to Knaresborough for a second year, with a one night only presentation of one of literature’s most enduring romances, played out in the beautiful setting of the castle grounds.
Diane Saxon is Access and Learning Manager with Harrogate Borough Council’s Museums and Arts service.
We’re delighted that Chapterhouse are performing at Knaresborough Castle again this year, after the sell-out success of Jane Eyre last year.
The castle grounds will be the perfect backdrop for the wild, passionate story of Heathcliff and Cathy – but we’re hoping the windswept and stormy scenes from the novel don’t put in an appearance and it stays fine and dry!
Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company for an unforgettable evening of theatre under the stars.
Tickets for Wuthering Heights are £14 for adults, £10 for children, with family tickets (for two adults and two children) available for £42.
Tickets are available from Knaresborough Tourist Information Centre in Castle Courtyard, Knaresborough Castle itself or by contacting the Mercer Art Gallery, telephone 01423 556188 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org