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Monday 22 April 2019

Wuthering Heights at Markree

A leading English based theatre company will stage an open air performance of Wuthering Heights at Markree Castle this summer.

For 20 years, Chapterhouse Theatre Company has had the pleasure of touring across the UK and Ireland and bringing traditional adaptations of literary classics to beautiful castles, country estates, parks, gardens, and more.

Chapterhouse will be bringing performances of six classic stories to some of the UK and Ireland's most beautiful outdoor venues with the performance of Wuthering Heights set for July 16th at Markree.

Chapterhouse Theatre Company is proud to present the wild and tempestuous love story of Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights, set on the beautiful and mysterious Yorkshire moors.

This tale of passion and revenge has thrilled readers and audiences alike for generations and is now set to entrance Chapterhouse audiences for an evening of theatre beneath the stars.

Can Catherine and Heathcliff's love endure, or will the forces of nature tear them apart?

Chapterhouse Theatre Company is delighted to be celebrating its 20th year by doing what we do best: touring open-air theatre to stunning country houses, castles and heritage sites across the UK and Ireland.

From the first year of performances at 30 venues with Romeo and Juliet, Chapterhouse tour over 180 shows every year, and has become a greatly anticipated addition to thousands of theatre-goers' calendars.

For the last three years Chapterhouse has also toured A Christmas Carol to sell-out audiences in theatres across the UK, and in 2018 brought shows to Saudi Arabia and returned once again to China for a month-long national tour; past productions have included Jane Eyre, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Jungle Book, and Little Women.

In our 20 years of touring, Chapterhouse has established itself as one of the most successful and acclaimed touring companies in the country, breathing new life into the texts of some of literature's most celebrated writers, from Shakespeare to Austen to the Brontë sisters.

Laura Turner, Scriptwriter said:

"It's been a pleasure to be involved with Chapterhouse's productions over the last decade and this year is no exception. I'm delighted to see some of my favourite classic stories coming to life on stage, from Pride and Prejudice to The Secret Garden - one of most beloved books. I hope audiences young and old alike find plenty to enjoy in 2019's array of shows."

Richard Main, Artistic Director and Producer said: "We are thrilled to still be joining our audiences at beautiful venues for this, our twentieth year as a company.

"We've brought back some of our most popular, best-loved shows from over the years, as well as some newer shows. I am excited to be working with our creative teams of actors and directors, as well as with Laura Turner, who beautifully adapts the shows for the stage. Last year we were lucky with a long, hot summer - we've got our fingers crossed for this year!"

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