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BASED ON THE NOVEL BY EMILY BRONTË
ADAPTED AND DIRECTED BY EMMA RICE
A National Theatre, Wise Children, Bristol Old Vic, and York Theatre Royal co-production
West Coast premiere
Roda Theatre

Nov 18, 2022–Jan 1, 2023
TICKETS NOW ON SALE

Running time: 2 hrs and 50 min, plus a 15-min intermission

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

Acclaimed director Emma Rice (The Wild Bride, Tristan & Yseult, Romantics Anonymous) and her new company Wise Children make a triumphant return to Berkeley Rep with her latest wildly imaginative theatrical experience. Rescued from the Liverpool docks as a child, Heathcliff is adopted by the Earnshaws and taken to live at Wuthering Heights. He finds a kindred spirit in Catherine Earnshaw and a fierce love ignites. When forced apart, a brutal chain of events is unleashed. Emma Rice reimagines Emily Brontë’s gothic masterpiece with live music, dance, passion, hope, and a dash of impish irreverence, creating an intoxicating revenge tragedy for today.

 

Read the digital program

 

Wondrous…. a feat of storytelling that wraps itself around the audience, pulling us into its silliness and sorrow.

The New York Times

Emotionally epic entertainment

The Times (London)

A bold and ingenious production

The Guardian

How do I get tickets?

Tickets to Wuthering Heights are now on sale to everyone. Click the Buy Tickets/See Calendar button and log in above. At this time, Flex holders can reserve tickets only by calling the box office at 510 647-2949. Online ordering for Flex coming soon!

$25 front row/loge box tickets
Every Monday at noon, $25 tickets to select front row and mezzanine-level loge box seats for Wuthering Heights will be made available for that week’s performances. (Online only; first-come, first-served; no service charge.)

 

Events and extras

Postshow discussions
Stick around after the show on Nov 30, Dec 8, or Dec 13 for a postshow discussion, led by members of Berkeley Rep’s staff.

 

Health and safety

Berkeley Rep is a vaccinated company. Visit our health and safety page often for updates on our requirements for audience members.

Company and creative team

For full bios, please see our digital program.

EMMA RICE | ADAPTOR/DIRECTOR

IAN ROSS | COMPOSER

VICKI MORTIMER | SET & COSTUME DESIGN

SIMON BAKER | SOUND & VIDEO DESIGN

JAI MORJARIA | LIGHTING DESIGN

ETTA MURFITT | MOVEMENT DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER

JOHN LEADER | PUPPETRY DIRECTOR

KEV MCCURDY | FIGHT DIRECTOR

PAT MORAN | MUSIC DIRECTOR

LAURA KEEFE | ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

NANDI BHEBHE | ASSOCIATE CHOREOGRAPHER

VICTORIA BRENNAN | LIGHTING PROGRAMMER & ASSOCIATE

ANNA LEWIS | COSTUME SUPERVISOR

GIUSEPPE CANNAS | WIGS, HAIR & MAKEUP SUPERVISOR

LIZZIE FRANKL & FAHMIDA BAKHT FOR PROPWORKS | PROPS SUPERVISORS

TOM KNOWLES | MUSIC SUPERVISOR

KATE FOSTER | COMPANY STAGE MANAGER

ALED THOMAS | TECHNICAL STAGE MANAGER

CHARLIE SMALLEY | DEPUTY STAGE MANAGER

MEGAN MCCLINTOCK* | STAGE MANAGER

CHARLIE SIMPSON | HEAD OF SOUND

JIMMY O’SHEA | SOUND NO. 2

EMMA DAVIDSON | HEAD OF WARDROBE

SAM ARCHER | LOCKWOOD/EDGAR LINTON/THE MOORS

LEAH BROTHERHEAD | CATHERINE

GEORGIA BRUCE | ISABELLA LINTON/LITTLE LINTON/THE MOORS

RICARDO CASTRO | ROBERT/THE MOORS

KATY ELLIS | ZILLAH/THE MOORS

STEPHANIE ELSTOB | SWING

LLOYD GORMAN | MR. EARNSHAW/THE MOORS/BAND

TJ HOLMES | DR. KENNETH/THE MOORS/BAND

JORDAN LAVINIERE | THE LEADER OF THE YORKSHIRE MOORS

TAMA PHETHEAN | HINDLEY EARNSHAW/HARETON EARNSHAW/THE MOORS

ELEANOR SUTTON | FRANCES EARNSHAW/YOUNG CATHY/THE MOORS

LIAM TAMNE | HEATHCLIFF

SID GOLDSMITH | BAND (GUITARS)

VINCENT DE JESUS | BAND (PERCUSSION)

PAT MORAN | BAND (BASS GUITAR/MUSIC DIRECTOR)

* Indicates a member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

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The cast of Wise Children’s Wuthering Heights

See and hear

Get a sneak peek at Wise Children’s Wuthering Heights

See Emma Rice’s music- and dance-infused adaptation.

  1. (l to r) Sam Archer as Mr. Lockwood and Leah Brotherhead as Catherine in the West Coast premiere of Wise Children’s Wuthering Heights at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.
  2. (center) Jordan Laviniere as the Leader of the Yorkshire Moors; (back, l to r) Eleanor Sutton, Katy Ellis, Tama Phethean, Stephanie Elstob, and Ricardo Castro as The Moors in the West Coast premiere of Wise Children’s Wuthering Heights at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.
  3. Jordan Laviniere with Young Heathcliff in the West Coast premiere of Wise Children’s Wuthering Heights at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.
  4. (front, l to r) Leah Brotherhead as Catherine and Liam Tamne as Heathcliff in the West Coast premiere of Wise Children’s Wuthering Heights at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.
  5. (center) Liam Tamne as Heathcliff; (l to r) Jordan Laviniere as the Leader of the Yorkshire Moors, Stephanie Elstob and Ricardo Castro as The Moors in the West Coast premiere of Wise Children’s Wuthering Heights at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.
  6. (center) Leah Brotherhead as Catherine surrounded by The Moors in the West Coast premiere of Wise Children’s Wuthering Heights at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.
  7. (l to r) Liam Tamne as Heathcliff and Leah Brotherhead as Catherine in the West Coast premiere of Wise Children’s Wuthering Heights at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.
  8. (center) Leah Brotherhead as Catherine surrounded by The Moors in the West Coast premiere of Wise Children’s Wuthering Heights at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.
  9. (center) Liam Tamne as Heathcliff surrounded by The Moors in the West Coast premiere of Wise Children’s Wuthering Heights at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.
  10. (l to r) Leah Brotherhead as Catherine, Liam Tamne as Heathcliff, and Jordan Laviniere as the Leader of the Yorkshire Moors in the West Coast premiere of Wise Children’s Wuthering Heights at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

 

Based on the novel by Emily Brontë | Adapted and directed by Emma Rice | Composition by Ian Ross | Set and costume design by Vicki Mortimer | Sound and video design by Simon Baker | Lighting design by Jai Morjaria | Movement direction and choreography by Etta Murfitt | Puppetry direction by John Leader | Fight direction by Kev McCurdy | Music direction by Pat Moran

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