Words by Dave Barry, photos by Alison Watt
The Brontë sisters meet northern folklore in a modern comedy-fantasy-musical from Beach Hut Theatre.
The Tenants of Wuthering Eyre is a humorous supernatural thriller set in the present-day North Yorkshire moors.
The season is turning and the nights are drawing in.
Three sisters role-play the Brontës’ famous novels, unaware that old magic has been released.
Before the night is over, death will stalk the moors and long-forgotten secrets will be revealed.
Co-writers Alison Watt and John Pattison say: “Laura, Hannah and Megan are three sisters who live at Wuthering Eyre, a moor side-farmhouse whose name is inspired by their love of the Brontë sisters. But there is danger on the moors. From this Gothic landscape come old friends and new threats. What is the deep, dark secret of Wuthering Eyre?”
The Tenants of Wuthering Eyre runs at Scarborough Library, in the first-floor concert room, from 22 November to 2 December at 7.30pm daily plus 2.30pm Saturdays.
Tickets cost £10 (concessions £7). They can be purchased at Woodend, by ringing 384500, on the door and online at www.beachhutheatre.co.uk.
Alison Watt and John Pattison are Beach Hut’s artistic directors. Their previous musicals for the company include the musical fantasy comedies, Summer’s Edge and SnOwQuEeN.
Alison has written for Soho Theatre, Hull Truck, the Stephen Joseph Theatre and EastEnders. She is an award-winning dramaturg, having won the 2016 Writers’ Guild of Great Britain’s Olwen Wymark theatre encouragement award.
John has written musicals with Alan Ayckbourn and John Godber, and worked as a musical director at the Royal National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company.