Wuthering Heights (1956)

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Jurneman Winch (Joan Winch)

Library Theatre
Concert Room, Scarborough Library

26 July 1956
26 July 1956
29 August 1956
New play:

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Yes

Yes
Emily Bronte
N/A

Round

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Stephen Joseph

Margaret Tabor
Irene Fisher
Charles Lewson

Character
Joseph
Nellie
Earnshaw
Heathcliff
Catherine
Edgar Linton

Actor
Harry Hancock
Berry Cardno
Walter Hall
John Rees
Shirley Jacobs
Peter Bridgmont

Notes

> Jurneman Winch was the pseudonym for Joan Winch; presumably used because it was relatively rare at the time for women to break into professional theatre as playwrights.
> Joan Winch was a participant in one of Stephen Joseph's playwriting courses held at the Central School Of Speech And Drama, London, prior to the Library Theatre opening in 1955. She also wrote one of the four plays in the venue's inaugural season
Turn Right At The Crossroads.
>
Wuthering Heights was the first adaptation of an existing work to be presented at the Library Theatre.
> In 1960,
Wuthering Heights would be revived at the Library Theatre with Alan Ayckbourn playing the role of Heathcliff.