t5m loves a good trip to the theatre, and we are particularly excited to hear that the characters from Emily Bronte’s most famous novel would be taking a trip to India and singing…
Wuthering Heights is the latest show from British Asian theatre company Tamasha, creator of ‘Strictly Dandia’ award-winning musical ‘Fourteen Songs, Two Weddings and a Funeral’ and the avant-garde East is East. Tamasha and former Eastenders star Deepak Verma takes this classic story of class-barriers, passion and envy from the moors of Yorkshire and places it in the scorched desert landscape of Rajasthan, creating a vibrant, pulsating new musical version of Wuthering Heights.
Shakuntala, the willful daughter of spice merchant Singh, falls for Krishan, an Aladdin-like street urchin that her father brings home after a trip to the market. But can their adolescent love withstand India’s rigid social hierarchies, and Shakuntala’s yearning for the luxurious life that she has been born into?
Taking into account the strict caste regime that has existed in India for centuries, the story of Wuthering Heights works well and is realistic with an Indian backdrop, despite the strong presence of English culture in Emily Bronte’s novel.
Despite its 18th century setting, this timeless story incorporates all the vibrancy of colour, dance and music of classic Indian cinema: and will no doubt captivate theatergoers of any age.
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