Youkti Patel (Shakuntala) and Puspinder Chani (Krishan) Photo - Manuel Harlan

Youkti Patel (Shakuntala) and Puspinder Chani (Krishan) Photo - Manuel Harlan

Wuthering Heights


The desert of Rajasthan is the setting for this irresistible musical version of Emily Brontë’s tale of passion, jealousy and revenge. 

Shakuntala is the fiery and headstrong daughter of spice merchant Singh. Krishan is the wily street urchin from Bombay that Singh brings home after a trip to market. Thrown together as unlikely siblings, a tumultuous romance soon develops. But can their love withstand Indian society’s taboos and hierarchies, not to mention Shakuntala's yearning for the life of luxury that only neighbouring landowner Vijay can provide? 

Featuring romance, melodrama and a captivating soundtrack, Tamasha’s vibrant production brought together a creative team from the worlds of contemporary and classical Indian music and West End musical theatre with some of the best British Asian writing and acting talent. 

Wuthering Heights toured the UK March - June 2009. Click on the links below to read more about the show.

Performed in English with some Hindi; suitable for ages 8+


Created by  Tamasha, based on the novel by  Emily Brontë

Original concept and book by Deepak Verma
Music by  Felix Cross  &  Sheema Mukherjee
Lyrics by  Felix Cross
Additional text by  Sudha Bhuchar

Creative Team

Director  Kristine Landon-Smith
Designer  Sue Mayes
Musical Supervisor  John Rigby
Orchestrations and Arrangements  
John Rigby 
&  Chandru  of  Bollywood Strings
Choreography  Nikki Woollaston
Lighting Designer  Peter Harrison
Sound Designer  Mike Furness
Casting  Jill Green CDG


Yusuf  Adeel Akhtar
Baba  Shammi Aulakh
Krishan  Pushpinder Chani
Ayah  Rina Fatania
Hari  Anil Kumar
Changoo  Divian Ladwa
Anita  Sheena Patel
Shakuntala  Youkti Patel
Ensemble  Davina Perera
Vijay / Singh  Gary Pillai
Ensemble  Amith Rahman


Media Coverage

Metro, 21 Apr 09
The Big Interview: Deepak Verma by Claire Allfree
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The Sunday Times, 5 Apr 09
Out on the wily Hindi moors feature by Anna Burnside
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The Guardian, 4 Apr 09
Pick of the Week: Theatre
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BBC Asian Network, 23 Mar 09
The Nikki Bedi Show with Deepak Verma & Youkti Patel
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The Guardian, 17 Mar 09
Brontë goes to Bollywood feature by Alfred Hickling
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The Guardian, 7 Mar 09
Theatre Preview by Lyn Gardner
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BBC Radio 4, 25 Nov 08
Six O'Clock News interview with Kristine Landon-Smith
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BBC World Service, 25 Nov 08
The World Tonight interview with Sudha Bhuchar
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The Independent, 25 Nov 08
Brontë gets the Bollywood Treatment 
feature by Jerome Taylor and Sofia Mitra-Thakur
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The Telegraph, 25 Nov 08
Wuthering Heights to be turned into Bollywood musical 
by Graham Tibbetts
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Sunday Herald, 23 Sep 08
Feature by arts correspondent Edd McCracken
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Wuthering Heights Rehearsal

Wuthering Heights Production - Photos by Manuel Harlan