The scorched desert of Rajasthan is the setting for this musical adaptation of Emily Bronte's timeless 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 a life of luxury that only neighbouring landowner Vijay can provide? Wuthering Heights, one of the world's great love stories, is given a vibrant new life in this new adaptation produced by Tamasha and inspired by classic Indian cinema.
Deepak Verma's first play, Pool Of Tranquility, was selected in the finals of the Royal Court Young People's Festival in 1992. That led to a BBC Radio 4 commission to write a play based on the life of India's most famous bandit, Phoolan Devi. He's since penned plays for Radio 4, the BBC World Service and a play read at the Kings Head, Islington. Deepak Verma's stage adaptation Ghost Dancing, based on Emile Zola's Therese Raquin, was published by Methuen Drama in 2001.