[Edinburgh Fringe] Peter McMaster: Wuthering Heights

Summerhall presents

[Edinburgh Fringe] Peter McMaster: Wuthering Heights

in association with The Arches

Sun 10 - Sun 24 Aug 2014 | 10pm (60mins) | £12.50/£10.50 | 16+

Four performers explode their own experiences of being men in this bold theatrical debut from ‘one of Scotland’s most interesting young theatre makers’ (The Scotsman)’. As the men recall the dark expanses of the Yorkshire moors, sing together full-throated and bold, recall poignant memorials of being a boy and dance optimistically to the howling tones of Kate Bush, the energy of this brave new performance is not to be missed.

McMaster’s all male, award-winning interpretation of Emily Bronte’s seminal text, re-visits the iconic landscapes and characters from Wuthering heights and places them alongside the stories of the male performers. This re-imagined classic considers how almost 200 years after the book was published, the lives and aspirations of men are now different. From the perspective of this all male company, this timely new production questions what should be left behind in history and what should be held onto as we move forward into the 21st century.

***NB: Tickets are available at both the Summerhall and Ed Fringe websites – if the performance you want to see appears sold out on one site, please check the other!***

Ed Fringe ticket link
Summerhall ticket link

Press for Wuthering Heights:

“[Peter] and his cast of four unstinting comrades – Nick Anderson, Chris Hall, Thom Scullion and Murray Wason – have intensified the sense of open-ness, honesty and personally experienced emotional maelstroms that make the work both moving and thought-provoking.”
The Herald ★★★★★

“The acting, the writing and the choreography of the piece are all beautifully prepared and crafted… a strikingly graceful and well-crafted show.”
The Scotsman ★★★★

“a brave, moving exploration of what it means to be a man today”
Daily Record ★★★★

“…honest, inventive, beautifully choreographed and, even if unresolved, evidence of a bold and distinctive talent.”
Guardian ★★★★

“moving, sensitive, engaging”

” the piece sparks with theatrical imagination in a way that suggests we may well be hearing the name of Peter McMaster again in the not-too-distant future”
Sunday Herald

“a playful meditation on contemporary masculinity”


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“Due to unforeseen circumstances, Peter McMaster and company have decided to cancel performances on the 13th and 14th of August, of their show Wuthering Heights at Summerhall.

Wuthering Heights will resume on Saturday the 16th of August at its usual time of 10pm. They send their apologies to anyone who has purchased tickets for any of the shows before the 16th.

Any tickets purchased within this period will be refunded, and we hope that you are able to book another ticket for other available shows.

The amount of time they have decided to take off from performing is to allow a new performer to learn the show. The company are really excited to be starting again on Saturday, and would really appreciate your continued support.

Best wishes,
Summerhall and Peter McMaster”