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Keith?: Or Moliere Rewired – The Arcola Theatre, London

Writer: Patrick Marmion Director: Oscar Pearce Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Patrick Marmion’s new comedy Keith? is all about chaos and the ease with which established structures can be upended. People like order, a way to give meaning to the terrifying randomness of the world, whether that’s through some form of religion to give life a pre-destined purpose, or the imposed human ...

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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 – 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 – 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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Boeing Boeing – Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: Marc Camoletti Director: Jonathan Humphreys Reviewer: Audrey Pointer The farce Boeing-Boeing is the most often performed French play, according to the Guinness Book of Records. First produced in 1960 in Paris, it had its West End premiere two years later and went on to have a seven year run in London. Despite this and several other notable successes, playwright ...

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