A Weekend of Classics at Down Arts Centre with Wuthering Heights and Buster Keaton
The enjoyably, engaging Hotbuckle Theatre Company makes a welcome return to Down Arts Centre on Friday 20 October with a new adaptation of the classic Emily Bronte novel, Wuthering Heights, widely considered one of the best works of fiction ever written.
A timeless Gothic classic of passionate love, revenge and despair, Wuthering Heights is set on the windswept Yorkshire Moors and tells the story of the intense love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, a foundling adopted by Catherine’s father. After Mr Earnshaw’s death, Heathcliff is bullied and humiliated by Catherine’s brother Hindley and wrongly believing that his love for Catherine is not reciprocated leaves Wuthering Heights, only to return years later to exact a terrible revenge for his former miseries.
With live music, multiple characterisations, humour and inventiveness, Hotbuckle bring their unique magic to this powerful and emotional story to Down Arts Centre on Friday 20 October at 8pm with bar facilities from 7pm. Tickets are available at the Box Office priced £12 per person and £10 for concessions.
On Saturday 21 October, two of Northern Ireland’s most eccentric noisemakers, Colin Reid and Reggie Chamberlain-King, mark the centenary of Buster Keaton’s debut screen appearance with a celebratory musical showcase. Beloved by everyone from Samuel Beckett to Jackie Chan, Buster Keaton’s beautiful silent films remain as funny as when they were first screened.
Having written all new scores for some of Buster’s funniest short films that will be performed live on a wide variety of instruments with sound effects and a bit of audience participation, this promises to be a unique, must see for fans of the silent movie era.
Buster Keaton will take place at Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick on Saturday 21October at 8pm, with bar facilities from 7pm. Tickets are available at the Box Office priced £12 per person and £10 for concessions.
For further information or to book tickets, contact the Box Office, Down Arts Centre on 028 4461 0747. The full programme is available at www.downartscentre.com.Back