The Arches presents
Tue 23 - Sat 27 Apr 2013 | 8.30pm (& 4pm male-only show on Sat 27th) | 70 mins | £11/£8 (£6 on Tue 23rd) or see Festival/Day Pass info below
REVIEWS FOR WUTHERING HEIGHTS AT BEHAVIOUR FESTIVAL 2013
“[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 acting, the writing and the choreography of the piece are all beautifully prepared and crafted… a strikingly graceful and well-crafted show.”
“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.”
“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”
“a playful meditation on contemporary masculinity”
Featuring overly high drama, romantic violence, a touch of Yorkshire bleakness and a few alternative endings, this all-male performance revisits the landscapes and lives of the characters from Emily Bronte’s classic novel, focusing particularly on Heathcliff’s mysterious disappearance from the moors, and his subsequent return as “a man”.
Created in collaboration with Murray Wason, Chris Hall, Nick Anderson and Thom Scullion, this poignant new work explores their own experiences of what it means to be a man living in the world today. This performance of Wuthering Heights has been developed since its first incarnation at Arches LIVE 2012.
Wuthering Heights is a winner of the Arches Platform 18 Award. It can be seen as a double bill with Poke at Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh from 1st – 3rd May.
There is a performance for men only at 4pm on Sat 27th April.
“Significant and intensely honest… offering glimpses of the tenderness and sensibilities we tend to tag as maternal or feminine, and yet, like the full-throated singing or the mischievous sparks of comedy, the expression of emotions emerges out of the bouts of play-acting with a touching sincerity, an integrity of purpose and of witness.”
Wed 24th April
7pm-8.10pm Amanda Monfrooe: Poke
8.30pm-9.40pm Wuthering Heights
Thurs 25th & Fri 26th April
Sat 27th April
BEHAVIOUR is the Arches’ annual festival of live performance. Now in its 5th year, the 2013 programme sees 15 different shows featuring Scottish talent alongside work from London, Berlin, New York and Canada. As with previous years, the festival extends out of the Arches and across the city, with performances taking place in the iconic Arches building as well as in a range of traditional and unusual spaces across Glasgow including a working landfill site, a Govan community centre and Tramway.
The Arches Platform 18 Award aims to support Scotland’s most exciting theatre makers and offer them the unique opportunity to stage a funded production at the Arches and Traverse.
The selection panel includes Jackie Wylie (Arches), Stewart Laing (Untitled Projects), Caroline Newall (National Theatre of Scotland) and Hamish Pirie (Traverse).
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“Where can you see tomorrow’s work today? The answer is The Arches.”
Producing and presenting risk-taking work from local and international artists and companies, the building has boasted performances over the past two years from Derevo, The TEAM and Taylor Mac, hosted the National Review of Live Art and New Territories festivals and seen blistering performances from boundary-pushing artists and companies such as John Moran, Adrian Howells, Ontroerend Goed and Quarantine as part of 2010’s BEHAVIOUR festival, our annual celebration of the live experience.
The Arches is also Scotland’s leading provider of support for emergent artists and performance practitioners, providing a year-long programme of opportunities including Artist in Residence programmes and our two annual awards, Platform 18: New Directions and the Brick Award, as well as showcasing raw work from homegrown talent such as Nic Green and Rob Drummond in Arches LIVE, our annual festival of brave new work.
Our dedicated Creative Learning programme offers even further-reaching opportunities for development across a broad range of social groups, with events ranging from urban music production course Tigerstyle and the newly launched Arches Community Choir, to mentoring schemes, professional development projects and off-site performance work with diverse social groups.
Words from Jackie Wylie, The Arches’ Artistic Director, following the tragic death of Adrian Howells:
“All at The Arches are devastated by the loss of Adrian Howells this week. He was our Artist in Residence and The Arches was his creative home. But more than that, he was a dear friend and companion in life to many of us here.
So many would say that there truly was no one like him, who personified love, generosity and the deepest type of empathy and desire to understand those lucky enough to have met him. With great humour he was able to create an instant connection with anyone he encountered. He was able to translate this desire to nurture and connect into his performance practice and in doing so leaves behind not only an incredible and influential body of work but a multitude of audience members across the world who have in some way been transformed by these encounters.
He supported, encouraged and was at the heart of an entire community of artists in Glasgow who will miss him terribly.”