Wuthering Heights

  • Main Auditorium
  • 23 May 2023 - 27 May 2023
  • A China Plate, Inspector Sands, Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Oxford Playhouse Co-Production

After Emily Brontë
Created by Inspector Sands

Adaptation conceived and developed by Lucinka Eisler and Ben Lewis
Written by Ben Lewis
Directed by Lucinka Eisler



“We don’t in general take to strangers here…unless they take to us first.”

In an exciting new adaptation by innovative theatre company Inspector Sands, Emily Brontë’s turbulent tale is brought to life in surprising and relevant ways.

Taking the classic novel into sharp contemporary focus Inspector Sands bring their characteristic humour, passion and pathos to the infamous love story of Heathcliff and Catherine. Haunted by their past, we follow the experience of a dysfunctional family portrait over several generations.

This not-to-be-missed theatrical experience will contain violence, peril, social awkwardness, exhilarating music, high winds and mud…


'They are brilliant and reckless, precise and inventive, intelligent and frank' - New York Theatre Guide on Inspector Sands


★★★★★ ‘Weirdly, wonderfully, entertaining’ ‘a deliciously dark Brontë with its jagged edges restored.’ - The Guardian

★★★★★ ‘A hugely talented cast, a mind-blowing adaptation and a fantastic night of theatre!’ - West End Best Friend

★★★★ ‘Compelling, feverish energy’ - The Stage

★★★★ 'Superb re-invention of the story’ - Beyond the Curtain


Developed with the support of Bristol Old Vic Ferment, UCL Culture, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and Jacksons Lane.


Education resources

Access the English education resource here

Access the Drama education resource here


Event details

Running time: 2hrs 30mins, incl. interval
Age guidance: 14+
Warnings: This show features depictions of racism, abuse, death, illness, violence and
intimacy. There are occurrences of strong language and racialised insults.
The show contains loud noises & music, flashing lights (not strobe) and haze.

For a more detailed list of warnings, please click here.

BSL Interpreted performance: Friday 26 May, 8pm

Post-show Q&A: Thursday 25 May, following the 7:30pm performance