I don't imagine she said it just to York Theatre Royal (or today), but this is from its website:
Emma Rice said today, “I loved Wuthering Heights with a passion as a teenager. I thought it was a love story, a wild romance. I now find little love within its pages, but these multi layered readings are what makes it such a fascinating story. My Wuthering Heights promises to be a revenge tragedy for our time – but it will also be about hope. I want to wrestle hatred to the earth and let a new story grow. Wild and fierce, elemental and true – I cannot wait to start work on this timeless classic. And that is theatre romance, right there!
Thinking it over, I didn't get much sleep either - bad dreams in the night take me back, I guess.
Yes, I officially declare the Kate Bush joke season open. I thank you.
You don't know what you've done. I've already started scouring her entire discography for good song title puns. You never specified it had to be Wuthering Heights references so things are about to get Wild Man (I guess that's not technically a pun but it'll do)! I reckon I can get Somewhere in Between 10 and 20 by the time the previews start.
The choice of venue is interesting given that Emma Rice's company had announced an affiliation with the Old Vic, where in fact their first show was staged. I wonder if she and the OV have fallen out? Already?
I knew it would be an adaptation, but part of me really hoped it could be a Kate Bush musical. Somehow the National feels like the right venue for this woman’s work.
I know there's a pun in there so you could just be joking but I hope this is semi-serious because I think The Ninth Wave could make a legitimate musical (an experimental one-act or something like that maybe). I didn't get to see her live but from the live album it sounds like she may have already sort of staged it like one so there's clearly something there.