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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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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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Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs) – Shoreditch Town Hall, London

Writer: Carl Grose Composer: Charles Hazlewood Director: Mike Shepherd Reviewer: Thom Finch   Kneehigh, arguably one of the country's most interesting theatre companies are on top form in this new adaptation of John Gay's The Beggar's Opera. Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs) is a bizarre satire and morality tale that follows the (mis) fortunes of the ...

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Dead Dog In A Suitcase (and other love songs) – Everyman, Liverpool

Writer: Carl Grose Music: Charles Hazlewood Director: Mike Shepherd Reviewer: Stephen M Hornby A menacing stage picture greets the audience on arrival. Blackened scaffolding can be seen through the fog that hangs mid-air. It stretches from floor to ceiling, suggested a skyline of polluted brick in a broken city. Figures mill about in the shadows of the stage and around ...

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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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Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other Love Songs) – HOME, Manchester

  Writer: Carl Grose Music: Charles Hazlewood Director: Mike Shepherd Reviewer: Katherine Kirwin   Kneehigh burst onto the stage at HOME in their recognisably energetic, playful style and dragged us into their dark musical portraying a world hanging by a thread. Dead Dog in a Suitcase is based on John Gay’s A Beggar’s Opera and Brecht’s The Threepenny Opera and ...

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