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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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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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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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Steptoe and Son – Bristol Old Vic

Writers: Ray Galton &Alan Simpson Adaptor &Director: Emma Rice Music: Jim Henson &Simon Baker Reviewer: Samuel Shelton [rating:4.5] It’s a celebration of Steptoe and Son with Britain’s best rag and bone men. The brilliant Steptoe and Son is still at its best 39 years since its final broadcast on the BBC. Something original writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson would ...

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