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Malory Towers – York Theatre Royal

Writer: Enid Blyton Adapter: Emma Rice Director: Emma Rice Designer: Lez Brotherston Composer: Ian Ross Reviewer: Ron Simpson When Emma Rice’s production of Malory Towers for her own company Wise Children, in association with York Theatre Royal, began its tour in Bristol, it garnered ecstatic reviews from parts of the national press. If this review is in only partial agreement, ...

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Wise Children – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Emma Rice, adapted from the novel by Angela Carter Director: Emma Rice Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Wise Children is the acclaimed final novel by Angela Carter, now adapted by Emma Rice as the inaugural production of her new company, also called Wise Children, following her tenure as artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe. The plot concerns twin girls, Nora and Dora ...

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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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Twelfth Night – The Globe, London

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Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Emma Rice Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty From about 10 seconds into Emma Rice’s last self-directed play for The Globe, you realise that some people are going to absolutely hate it. That realisation should also come with its mirror image - some will mark this up as an absolute triumph for Rice and the new creative wave she’s ...

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The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk – Bristol Old Vic

Writer:Daniel Jamieson Director:Emma Rice Musical Director: Ian Ross Reviewer: Claire Hayes Celebration is in the air at Bristol Old Vic, as the UK’s oldest working theatre marks the 250th anniversary of its opening. And the birthday festivities continue this week in collaboration with the ever-exuberant Kneehigh, bringing Emma Rice’s final production for the Cornish company, The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk, ...

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Rebecca – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Daphne du Maurier Adaptor/Director: Emma Rice Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Theatre company Kneehigh breathes new life into Daphne du Maurier's much-loved novel, Rebecca, managing to capture the chills of the classic psychological thriller, the brooding atmosphere of its Cornish setting, as well as suffusing the source material with a large dose of humour. Played out on Leslie Travers' exquisitely rendered, ...

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Rebecca – Theatre Royal, Brighton

Writer: Daphne du Maurier Adaptor/Director: Emma Rice Reviewer: Niall Harman "Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again." So begins Daphne du Maurier’s bestselling 1938 novel Rebecca, as does Alfred Hitchcock’s Oscar-winning film version. So it comes as no surprise that this atmospheric stage adaptation of said novel, adapted and directed by Emma Rice for Kneehigh Theatre,opens in the ...

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