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Brief Encounter – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: Noël Coward, adapted by Emma Rice Director: Emma Rice Reviewer: Selwyn Knight David Lean’s 1945 film, Brief Encounter, scripted by Nöel Coward, is often towards the top of Best Films of … lists, and deservedly so. The combination of the story of two people trapped in their predictable middle-class lives who glimpse a possible escape caught the imagination of ...

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946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: Michael Morpurgo Director: Emma Rice Reviewer: Hannah Powell A mesmerising tale following the adventures of a little twelve-year-old girl and her cat, Tips, 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips is an explosion of physical theatre, dance, projection, puppetry and more. The classic Michael Morpurgo story is brought vividly to life transporting the audience to 1943 and the small ...

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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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Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other Love Songs) – Northern Stage, Newcastle

Writer: Carl Grose Music: Charles Hazlewood Director: Mike Shepherd Choreographer: Etta Murfitt Reviewer: Gemma Hirst The world is poor and man’s a sh*t. Did that get your attention? Good. We should hope so, as that is what it is like to experience Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other Love Songs) by Kneehigh Theatre. Radically rewriting John Gay’s satirical piece ...

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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 – 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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Rebecca – The Lyric, Theatre Royal Plymouth

Writer: Daphne Du Maurier Adaptor and Director: Emma Rice Reviewer: Joan Phillips Emma Rice has adapted and directed this latest version of Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca for Kneehigh Theatre. How appropriate for a Cornish theatre company to produce this classic story of the destructive forces of the sea and human nature, set on the very precipice of the south west ...

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Steptoe and Son – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: Ray Galton and Alan Simpson Adaptor and Director: Emma Rice Reviewer: Barbara Michaels [Rating: 3] Deeply moving as well as darkly comic, Kneehigh Theatre’s adaptation of the iconic Steptoe and Son, first produced in 1960 as a television series which fast became a legend, is an in-depth study of the father-son relationship. Dirty old man Albert and his socially-ambitious ...

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