Peter McMaster: Wuthering Heights

The Arches presents

Peter McMaster: Wuthering Heights

Part of BEHAVIOUR 2013

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


“[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.”
***** Herald

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

Broadway World


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.”
***** Herald


Wed 24th April

7pm-8.10pm Amanda Monfrooe: Poke
8.30pm-9.40pm Wuthering Heights

Thurs 25th & Fri 26th April

7pm-8.10pm Amanda Monfrooe: Poke OR Claire Cunningham: Pink Mist
8.30pm-9.40pm Wuthering Heights

Sat 27th April

4pm-5.10pm Wuthering Heights
5.30pm-6.25pm Claire Cunningham: Pink Mist
7pm-8.10pm Amanda Monfrooe: Poke
8.30pm-9.40pm Wuthering Heights


About BEHAVIOUR 2013

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.

View the full listings for BEHAVIOUR 2013.

About Platform 18

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).