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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 – 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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Tristan and Yseult – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writers: Anna Maria Murphy and Carl Grose Director: Emma Rice Reviewer: Robin Jahdi [rating:4] In theory, a play about Cornish separatists shouldn’t be very engaging. Amusing, perhaps, but not quite as edifying, energising and life-affirming as this production of the timeless Tristan and Iseult (aka Yseult or Isolde) from Cornwall’s own Kneehigh theatre company. This retelling of the other legend ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Mayday Mayday – Pleasance Dome

Writer: Tristan Sturrock Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating:3.5] On May Day in 2004, Kneehigh Theatre’s Tristan Sturrock broke his neck falling three meters from a wall in the town of Padstow in Cornwall. Wedged in a small gap, Sturrock could have remained there indefinitely had his pregnant girlfriend and helped by a neighbour – a former paramedic - not found him ...

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