Producer-directors Gary Cook and Nettie Sheridan are big fans of the novel, and chose the piece because of its iconic status.
"The general impression that many people have of the story is that it is a great romance and little more," the directors said.
"However, Wuthering Heights is a deeply weird and troubling narrative, with domestic violence, manipulation, revenge, obsession, and no less than two unreliable narrators at its core."
Having spent the last two years successfully performing
classics The Crucible and Blue Remembered Hills at the Brighton Open Air Theatre
, Identity is returning there this summer.
Nettie said: "The fantastic group of actors we have brought together for this year are busy crafting a piece that hopefully will engage, entertain and move in equal measure.
"This will be our third consecutive year [at the BOAT], and the whole experience is a joy — from the challenge of creating a set that will fit the piece, to the staging on the brilliant thrust stage — it's so different from conventional theatre, but has a magic all its own."
Wuthering Heights can be seen at the Brighton Open Air Theatre July 24-27, with tickets £10 (£8 concessions) - CLICK HERE for tickets - Performances are at 7.30pm, with a 2.00pm matinee on Saturday, July 27. Audiences are welcome to bring a picnic.