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By Emily Brontë 
created & adapted by shake & stir theatre co

Brontë’s gothic masterpiece storms the country, returning to QPAC in a new adaptation from the company behind the critically acclaimed productions of George Orwell’s Animal Farm1984 and Dracula.

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.


Adaptor & Director Nick Skubij
Costume Designer Leigh Buchanan
Set Designer Josh McIntosh
Lighting Designer Jason Glenwright
Sound Designer Guy Webster
Projection Designers optikal bloc
Fight Director Nigel Poulton

Production Manager Clark Corby
Stage Manager Yanni Dubler
Assistant Stage Manager Tenneale Rogers
Head LX Nathan Da Cunha

2016 National tour featured Ross Balbuziente, Tim Dashwood, Nelle LeeNick SkubijLinden WilkinsonGemma Willing

“Literature fans and theatre fans would need no further encouragement to see this marvellous production. The six actors (three of whom played dual roles) demanded the audience’s full attention, each delivering a bravura performance, which was only enhanced by the technical aspects.” Togatus – Hobart 

“This production has the all expected highlights of a shake & stir adaptation. It loses none on Brontë’s brooding pessimism nor the brutality and bitter suffering of her characters. Rather it brings them into sharp, convincing, contemporary focus.”  Stage Whispers, Sydney – 2016

“An exceptional, brilliantly performed piece of theatre. The cast are splendid. Ross Balbuziente leads the cast as Heathcliff, appropriately apish and wildly sexual.Gemma Willing is nothing short of spectacular as Catherine.” Canberra Critics Circle

“An excellent adaptation of Wuthering Heights. Adaptor (also Director) Nick Skubij has a profound understanding of his medium and deserves a lot of credit for a Herculean task of not only successfully taking a classic to the stage, but in some ways finding it its true home.” Canberra Critics Circle, 2016

“shake & stir continues to come up with some of the most challenging and engaging original live theatre in Brisbane. Their adaptations of classic literature are all superb (1984, Animal Farm, Tequila Mockingbird), and their latest production, a new version of Emily Bronte’s classic gothic masterpiece, Wuthering Heights, is no exception.”  XS Entertainment


2014 QPAC Season
2016 National Tour

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