Audiences will be taking on a journey of love and suspense as one of Emily Bronte’s classic novels is retold.

Wuthering Heights which has been adapted for TV previously is coming to Croydon and stars Adele Silva and Mark Homer and directed by Andrew Lynford.

Set on the windswept Moors this famous love story between Cathy Earnshaw and Heathcliff is a haunting tale of Gothic suspense.

Young foundling, Heathcliff, is taken in by Mr Earnshaw and brought up alongside his own children Hindley and Cathy.

While Hindley feels bitterly towards the ‘intruder', Cathy sees Heathcliff as a new playmate and they form a close relationship as they grow up.

Arrogant and free-spirited, Cathy captures Heathcliff’s heart and soul but ultimately his love is not enough for her. Betrayal and despair of those around him eventually drives Heathcliff’s need for revenge.

Adele Silva is well known for her role as Kelly Windsor in ITV’s Emmerdale and Mark Homer is best remembered as character Tony Hills in the BBC series EastEnders.

Director Andrew Lynford has worked as an actor, presenter, writer, choreographer, producer and director.

He has been writing and directing since 2005, his most recent work has been directing the national tour of Agatha Christie’s A Murder is Announced.

Lynford says he is excited about bringing Wuthering Heights to Croydon. He says: "From the read through we had I can tell it is going to be something special.

"It is coming together so well and I think it is going to be a really exciting show.

"The story is so well known and different generation will remember different productions of it.

"It is a story which can be recreated and redefined as it is about love, hated, jealousy and a whole load of human emotions. That is why it resonates with everybody."

He adds: "I have decided to keep to this adaptation in front of me without being too clever with it. I want it to be essentially a theatrical experience.

"For me it is great to be doing something that is considered a classic as I haven’t directed many classic before.

"It is a great fast paced performance and I think it will appeal to a wide range of people."

Wuthering Heights, Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, May 21-25, £7.50- £11, call 020 8688 9291 or visit