Urmston Grammar student, Joseph Woolf, has landed a key role in Manchester Royal Exchange’s stage version of ‘Wuthering Heights’. In Emily Bronte’s Yorkshire Moors-based tale, Hareton is the son of Heathcliff’s arch enemy, Hindley. When Hareton’s father and mother die, Hareton’s upbringing is left to a vengeful Heathcliff.
Joseph recently attended a casting for the role and was delighted to be successful in his audition. He has already met with costume and set designers and also with the stage manager. Joseph declares himself: “fortunate to be working alongside experienced actors, directors and producers.” He is now involved in the rehearsal process which means that he is travelling into Manchester after school most days to work with the highly supportive and enthusiastic production team. “It’s a fantastic experience!” says Joseph.
The show starts its run at The Royal Exchange on 7th February so there is lots of work to be done over the next few weeks. Joseph confesses: “I’m feeling nervous but I am really excited and am lucky to have such a brilliant opportunity. This is my first professional role as an actor and I hope it won’t be my last!”