It will be a welcome return to Lytham Hall next month for a young actor who learned his craft at Blackpool and the Fylde College.
Aaron Charles will play the lead role of Heathcliff in Chapterhouse Theatre Company’s open air production of Wuthering Heights at Lytham Hall on Sunday 12 June.
Aaron, 23, who lives in Southampton, graduated in 2013 after spending three years at the School of Creative Arts at Blackpool and the Fylde College. He has fond memories of a busy three years in the resort where he appeared in shows at the College produced by Sarah Stone, Michael Holdsworth and Anthony Dalnas.
“My time in Blackpool was a formative experience in my life and a thorough training for being a professional actor. I enjoyed the teaching and the people very much.
Our date at Lytham Hall, where I played last summer as Mr. Rochester in Jane Eyre, comes right at the start of a two month summer tour which takes us the length and breadth of the country and I am hoping to see a few familiar faces in the audience.” he said.
The role of the brooding Heathcliff has attracted some of the biggest names in stage, film and TV versions of Emily Bronte’s popular novel, including Laurence Olivier in 1939, Timothy Dalton in 1970 and most recently, Ralph Fiennes in 2009.
However Aaron Charles feels the role will be an excellent professional opportunity and has been enjoying the rehearsals in Lincoln, particularly playing opposite Emily-Rose Hurdiss who is cast as Cathy Earnshaw.
“A live stage performance of Wuthering Heights is a demanding challenge for me, but it is a wonderful adaptation for the theatre by Laura Turner and the whole cast of eight have gelled well together. We are really looking forward to getting the show on the road soon and I am sure that we will not visit a better venue than Lytham Hall.”