NEWS: Emma Rice’s Brief Encounter to Return to West End

Kneehigh Theatre’s production of Noël Coward’s play will arrive in London following runs at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre and The Lowry, Salford.  “I’m a happily married woman. Or rather I was until a few weeks ago. This is my whole world and it’s enough, or rather it was until a few weeks ago.” Your heart dances. The… Read More

REVIEW: Romantics Anonymous, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

This glorious new musical based on the 2010 film Les Emotifs Anonymes is a treat and a delight to watch from beginning to end.  What a scrummy treat this new musical is! With songs that are like a box of chocolate themselves: full of treats and unexpected surprises and a genuinely heartfelt story that celebrates… Read More

NEWS: Cast Confirmed for Emma Rice’s Musical Romantics Anonymous

Shakespeare’s globe has confirmed full casting for the upcoming production of Emma Rice’s musical, playing at the theatre from the 20th October.  Adapted from the French-Belgian film Les Émotifs Anonymes written by Jean-Pierre Améris and Philippe Blasband, Romantics Anonymous is a story of courage and the journey to finding happiness. The musical follows Angélique, a gifted chocolate maker… Read More

NEWS: Shakespeare’s Globe Announces ‘The Winter Selection’ Programme

The Shakespeare’s Globe has announced details of its 2017 winter season at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, titled The Winter Selection.  Running from the 20th October until the 21st April 2018, The Winter Selection programme will include a new musical, a new play by Anders Lustgarten as well as a reimagining of John Dryden’s Restoration drama Aureng-zebe. The… Read More

NEWS: Shakespeare’s Globe Announces 2017 Summer Season

The Shakespeare’s Globe has announced details of Emma Rice’s 2017 summer season titled ‘Summer of Love’.  Marking the 50th anniversary of the ‘Summer of Love’ of 1967, Emma Rice’s 2017 summer season will open on the 22nd April and will include productions of Romeo and Juliet,  Jessica Swale’s Nell Gwynn, Twelfth Night, Kneehigh’s Tristan & Yseult,… Read More

NEWS: Shakespeare’s Globe Artistic Director Emma Rice to Leave in 2018

The Shakespeare’s Globe has today confirmed that current Artistic Director Emma Rice will be leaving the role in 2018.  Neil Constable, CEO, Shakespeare’s Globe, said: “Emma’s mould-breaking work has brought our theatre new and diverse audiences, won huge creative and critical acclaim, and achieved exceptionally strong box office returns. In breaking the mould, this latest season… Read More

Review Round Up: 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips,Shakespeare’s Globe

Emma Rice’s production based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips is now playing at the Shakespeare’s Globe until the 11th September. But what have critics said about it?  Evening Standard: ****Fiona Mountford found that: “It’s played a little too much for laughs and the storytelling tends to the meandering, but what wins… Read More

Shakespeare’s Globe Announces Emma Rice’s Debut Winter Season

Today the Shakespeare’s Globe confirmed Artistic Director Emma Rice’s first Winter season in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.  The Wonder Noir Winter season will run at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse from the 26th October until the 16th April 2017. This new season will open with a production of John Milton’s Comus: A Masque in Honour of Chastity ,… Read More

Review Round Up… A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare’s Globe

Emma Rice’s first production as Artistic Director of the Shakespeare’s Globe officially opened last night – but have critics been saying about it?  The Guardian: *** Lyn Gardner wrote: “It’s a production likely to mature in emotional depth. As it is, it is an entertaining and rowdy night out in which Rice demonstrates that she… Read More

Casting Announced for Emma Rice’s Inaugural Season at Shakespeare’s Globe

The Shakespeare’s Globe has announced casting for Emma Rice’s first season as Artistic Director at the theatre. Here is a full list of details of the cast for A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Macbeth.  A Midsummer Night’s Dream: 30th April – 11th September – opening the Shakespeare’s Globe new  season will be a new production of… Read More