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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Globe Theatre, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Dramaturg and Lyricist: Tanika Gupta Director: Emma Rice Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty   There are two massive things to review here with the new production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at The Globe. The first is the play itself, and the second is the statement of intent from new Artistic Director Emma Rice. With lighting rigs, sound systems ...

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Rebecca – Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Writers: Daphne Du Maurier &Emma Rice Director: Emma Rice Reviewer: Natasha Hegarty Rebecca opens with a lone woman standing among the desperate ruins of a once grand house, perfectly executing the atmosphere of the Daphne Du Maurier classic and Alfred Hitchcock’s Oscar-winning film version. However, Kneehigh Theatre hasdone something quite extraordinary and rather brave with their adaptation. They’ve injected comedy ...

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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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Rebecca – Hall For Cornwall, Truro

Writer: Daphne du Maurier Adaptor and Director: Emma Rice Reviewer: Jess Rowe Kneehigh Theatre’s proud adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s classic novel Rebecca could not suit a better venue than the place where both the touring company and the background of the piece lay their roots. With being only 20 miles away from the play’s setting – the play’s time ...

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Rebecca – Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham

Writer: Daphne Du Maurier Adaptation: Emma Rice Director: Emma Rice Reviewer: Dave Smith Kneehigh has a reputation for producing uniquely visualised and highly stylised stage adaptations of classic British movies, including Brief Encounter, A Matter of Life and Death and The Red Shoes. Now, the Truro company returns to its Cornish roots to bring us Rebecca, Daphne Du Maurier’s 1938 ...

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Rebecca – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Daphne DuMaurier Adaptor and Director: Emma Rice Reviewer: Hannah Hiett Cornwall’s favourite theatre company, The internationally acclaimed Kneehigh Theatre have returned to The Lowry after a six-year gap with a new stage adaptation of Daphne DuMaurier’s classic Rebecca. After the mysterious death of his first wife, Maxim de Winter brings a new bride home to Manderley. The new Mrs ...

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Rebecca – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: Daphne du Maurier Adaptor and Director: Emma Rice Reviewer: Claire Hayes The jealousy of a second wife for the first is at the core of Daphne du Maurier’s classic novel, Rebecca. But the second Mrs de Winter standing before us at the beginning of Kneehigh’s new adaptation appears far from a victim of circumstance. Instead, she portrays the sense ...

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