After eight years at Tobacco Factory Theatres, director Ali Robertson has announced his new appointment as executive producer at the acclaimed Kneehigh Theatre. Robertson said: “I have enjoyed eight fantastic years as Director of Tobacco Factory Theatres and believe it has become one of the foremost producing and presenting theatres in the country. “Under the […]
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Take a look at Steve Tanner’s first look production images from Kneehigh Theatre’s award-winning production of Noel Coward’s Brief Encounter, adapted and directed by Emma Rice which is currently playing at Birmingham Repertory Theatre until 17 February, followed by The Lowry, Salford from 20 to 24 February, before its West End season at Empire Cinema […]
Go see The Flying Lovers Of Vitebsk with someone you love and remember how fortunate you are to have each other.
The Tin Drum West Yorkshire Playhouse 4 Stars Tour Info On one level the story can seem simple, almost childish, with Nursery Rhyme overtones of drums and toy shops – yet ‘The Tin Drum’ is fiendishly diverse and complex tale that defies any brief summary. A child genius, Oskar, is born to a background of […]
Kneehigh Theatre’s The Flying Lovers Of Vitebsk comes to Wilton’s Music Hall this week and we are pleased to bring you these great first look production photos of Emma Rice’s production. Marc and Bella Chagall were the flying lovers of Vitebsk. Partners in life and on canvas, they are immortalised as the picture of romance. […]
Shakespeare’s Globe today announced Emma Rice’s inaugural season as Artistic Director which will be entitled the Wonder Season. The season will comprise A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Taming Of The Shrew, Macbeth, 946 The Amazing Story Of Adolphus Tips and Imogen, whilst Jonathan Munby’s The Merchant Of Venice starring Jonathan Pryce will open at the […]
Brief Encounter is a lovely, Mills and Boon’ish fantasy. It will certainly please the punters as it settles in for another long run, taking us through to December this year. Quite charming.
The Grinning Man raises money for Theatre MAD in special performance for West End friends performers and colleagues. On March 6, The Grinning Man put on a unique performance raising money for the charity TheatreMad (the Make A Difference Trust) at Trafalgar Studios. Casts and crews from 16 other West End productions accepted the invitation […]
Considered a masterpiece of modern cinema, Fellini’s Oscar-winning film, La Strada (The Road), will be brought to the stage in a brand new production with music by Benji Bower, directed by Olivier award-nominee Sally Cookson. La Strada receives its world premiere at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, as the start of a 16 week UK Tour […]
A new company created and led by Emma Rice, Wise Children has been awarded funding by the Arts Council South West from April 2018. Wise Children will concieve, create and present world-class, innovative ensemble theatre. Emma has worked for twenty years as an actor, director and Artistic Director at Kneehigh and steps down from her […]
This is a story well worth telling; one of the most hushed up disasters in Anglo-American history. It has been turned into a touching and entertaining play, one that is not without its flaws but that offers a great night out for all the family.
There may be plenty of blood, guts and severed body parts but there is little reason to faint as audience members regularly did at the original Grand-Guignol. It is a darkly entertaining show, with the campness and broad comedy reminding us that the horror is just for fun.
Bristol Old Vic’s production will probably always stand in the shadow of the world conquering, barricade storming Les Misrables, but The Grinning Man is a macabre, melodramatic, Gothic masterpiece in its own right.
We asked our reviewers to take a look at 2016 and to nominate some stand out productions for 2016. Paul T Davies replied with the following:- 1. Kenny Morgan A well structured, naturalistic and beautifully performed play takes my choice as the best new play of 2016. Kenny Morgan was the real life lover of […]
To talk about every show I’m looking forward to in 2018 would extend this column beyond your patience, so I thought I would focus on three different aspects-and throw in a few more! THE DIRECTOR. One of my favourite directors is Emma Rice, who got me back into the Globe theatre after feeling that it […]
Julian Eaves reviews Noel Coward’s Tonight at 8.30 now playing at London’s Jermyn Street Theatre.
The Traverse Theatre has revealed a programme of eight world premieres, three European premieres and five Scottish premieres for this year’s Edinburgh festival. The world premieres include Meet Me at Dawn by Zinnie Harris, directed by the Traverse’s artistic director Orla O’Loughlin, exploring everyday love and unexpected loss, inspired by the myth of Orpheus and […]