A China Plate, Inspector Sands, Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Oxford Playhouse co-production

Wuthering Heights

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


Run time: 2 hours (including interval)

Age: 14+

Content warnings: Contains themes of violence

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Emily Brontë’s


Created by Inspector Sands
Adaptation conceived and developed by Lucinka Eisler and Ben Lewis

Written by Ben Lewis
Directed by Lucinka Eisler

Channelling Emily Brontë’s piercing wit and fierce emotion, Inspector Sands bring their characteristic humour, passion and pathos to the infamous love story of Heathcliff and Catherine. Wuthering Heights will contain violence, peril, social awkwardness, exhilarating music, high winds and mud.

We’re incredibly excited to announce that this long awaited production (postponed due to Covid-19) will have it’s world premiere at Royal & Derngate, Northampton in Spring 2023, with further touring to be announced – watch this space!

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

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  • 24th April 2023 - 6th May 2023 at Royal & Derngate, Northampton

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Teaching Resource Packs

Key stages: KS4 & KS5 (GCSE / A Level)
Subjects: Drama, English Literature

Available to support with:
• analysing and interpreting the live performance
• exploring methods and techniques within the production and ways into devising
• process of interpreting a classic novel and shaping meaning from text

The resource pack will contain background info, video interviews and practical activities around the production.


Key stages: KS4 & KS5 (GCSE / A Level)
Subjects: Drama, English Literature

School workshops will be available to schools in areas the show is touring to in autumn 2020 (limited availability).

These practical workshops will explore themes, characters and extracts, as well as give an introduction to Inspector Sands’ artistic approach and theatrical style, and an insight in the making process of their adaptation of Wuthering Heights. The workshops will be flexible to accommodate either the English Lit or Drama curriculum. Further information and costs to be added shortly.

In the meantime, please get in touch with schools@chinaplatetheatre.com if you would like to be informed when the resource is available, alongside information about the workshops.

Creative Team

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Inspector Sands

Inspector Sands are known for their irresistible mix of comedy and pathos.

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  • Writer | Ben Lewis
  • Director | Lucinka Eisler
  • Design | Jamie Vartan
  • Costume Design | Johanna Mårtensson
  • Lighting | Matt Daw
  • Sound Design | Elena Peña
  • Sound Associate | Charlotte Bickley
  • Casting | Annelie Powell CDG and Hayley Kaimakliotis
  • Artistic Associate | Giulia Innocenti
  • Assistant Director | Keziah Joseph
  • Producer | China Plate

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