Northern Ballet sweeps into Milton Keynes Theatre on Tuesday with a powerful revival of Wuthering Heights, writes Georgina Butler.
Emily Brontë’s tragic masterpiece tells the passionate tale of Cathy and Heathcliff. Inseparable as youngsters, their childish affection evolves into an all-consuming love.
When their lives take different paths, their intense connection becomes an obsessive and devastating force as unruly and dangerous as the windswept Yorkshire moors surrounding them.
This untameable love story was the first production Artistic Director David Nixon OBE choreographed for the company after he joined in 2001.
Premiered in 2002, Wuthering Heights was also celebrated composer Claude-Michel Schönberg’s first ever ballet score.
He created the production’s rousing accompaniment after his incredible success with musicals Les Misérables and Miss Saigon.
Wuthering Heights will see Northern Ballet’s dancers at their dramatic best.
The company is renowned for bringing famous stories to life through a unique blend of modern ballet, accomplished storytelling and live music.
Ticket-holders should prepare to be immersed in Cathy and Heathcliff’s turbulent romance. It’s going to be a wild night out!
> Not forgetting the little ones, Northern Ballet is continuing its series of enchanting short ballets for children with Elves & the Shoemaker.
A poor but kind-hearted shoemaker discovers that overnight his very last piece of leather has been transformed into the most magnificent pair of magical shoes. But just who is the mysterious maker?
Northern Ballet’s Wuthering Heights runs at Milton Keynes Theatre from Tuesday until Saturday May 2.
Performances of child-friendly ballet Elves & the Shoemaker take place on Friday (May 1), at 12 noon and 2pm. Call the Box Office on 0844 871 7652 or visit www.atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes