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The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk – Northcott Theatre, Exeter

Writer: Daniel Jameson Director: Emma Rice          Composer/Musical Director: Ian Ross           Designer: Sophia Clist Reviewer: Fran Parker Once again, Kneehigh Theatre Company manages to hit the high notes, soaring to theatrical greatness through their depiction of love, loss, and change. Becoming immersed in the lives of Marc and Bella Chagall, the audience is transported to the Russian era of war and ...

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The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Daniel Jamieson Director: Emma Rice Reviewer: Jay Nuttall “I want to waste the rest of my life with you,” Bella tells her husband, Marc – and for a short time, we are invited to waste some of our time with them too. Of course, not a second is wasted in Kneehigh’s exquisite The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk. This eccentric ...

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Brief Encounter – Empire Cinema Haymarket, London

Writer: Noël Coward Adaptor/Director: Emma Rice Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Noël Coward’s 1938 film Brief Encounter, as directed by David Lean, is often rightly cited amongst the most romantic films of all time. An expanded version of Coward’s short stage play Still Life, the story of Laura and Alec, two genteel, starched people relaxing while in each other’s company and out ...

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GIAF: Tristan & Yseult – Town Hall Theatre, Galway

Writers: Anna Maria Murphy & Carl Grose Adaption: Emma Rice Director: Emma Rice Reviewer: Ciara L. Murphy Kneehigh’s Tristan & Yseult is spectacular in every sense of the word. Based on the Celtic legend of the same name, the Cornish company bring their own imaginative contribution to this tale. Kneehigh are returning to this work, having originally premiered it in ...

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Tristan and Yseult – Bristol Old Vic

Writers: Anna Marie Murphy and Carl Grose Adaptor and Director: Emma Rice Reviewer: Kris Hallett If theatre ever had their own version of Desert Island Discs, Kneehigh would have to be a strong contender for the luxury item. No company brings as much joy to a packed auditorium as them when they are in full flow. No company fulfils the mantra ...

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Tristan & Yseult – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Writers: Anna Maria Murphy and Carl Grose Director and Adapter: Emma Rice Music: Stu Barker Reviewer: Harriet Brace A twelfth century tragedy is hardly what you’d deem a crowd-pleaser, so it’d be easy to assume the anticipation surrounding Kneehigh’s Tristan & Yseult has been over-egged. Having made the company’s reputation internationally, resulting in a US tour, and with performances lined up ...

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946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips – Bristol Old Vic

Adapters: Michael Morpurgo, Emma Rice Director: Emma Rice Composer: Stu Barker Reviewer: Tim Wright ‘In the dark times, will there be singing?’ we are asked at the top of the show. This is a story about refugees, about people displaced from their homes by war and about collective experience of loss. But this isn’t a play about Syria, the Calais Jungle ...

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946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Adapters: Michael Morpurgo, Emma Rice Director: Emma Rice Composer: Stu Barker Reviewer: Ron Simpson About a week ago it was announced, much to the consternation of many theatre professionals, that Emma Rice is to leave her post as Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe over issues of authenticity. Her Kneehigh production of 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, staged at ...

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