Malcolm Rippeth News

Michael Feast and Sheila Reid to Lead GHOST FROM A PEFECT PLACE at Arcola Theatre this Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Michael Feast and Sheila Reid are to head the cast of the 20th anniversary production of Philip Ridley's contemporary classic Ghost From A Perfect Place, a scorchingly dark comedy, where a monster from the past meets the monsters of the present. (more...)

Arcola Theatre Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Philip Ridley's GHOST FROM A PERFECT PLACE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Twenty years after its explosive premiere at Hampstead Theatre - where it was denounced as 'pornographic' by The Guardian's Michael Billington and hailed by The Spectator as 'a masterpiece' - Ghost From A Perfect Place will have its first major revival at Arcola Theatre, directed by Russell Bolam, following his critically-acclaimed production of Ridley's Shivered at Southwark Playhouse. (more...)

Benjamin Zephaniah's REFUGEE BOY Plays Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Now thru 12 April
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

The critically acclaimed production of Benjamin Zephaniah's powerful novel, Refugee Boy, comes to Birmingham Repertory Theatre from today, 8 to 12 April. (more...)

Birmingham Rep Stages THE THREEPENNY OPERA, Now thru April 12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

One of the most pioneering productions of Birmingham Repertory Theatre's Spring 2014 season, Brecht and Weill's The Threepenny Opera, is as topical now as it was eighty-five years ago. (more...)

Benjamin Zephaniah's REFUGEE BOY to Play Birmingham Repertory Theatre, 8-12 April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

The critically acclaimed production of Benjamin Zephaniah's powerful novel, Refugee Boy, comes to Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 8 to 12 April. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Presents TRISTAN & YSEULT March 30 April 13, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 01, 2014

What has audiences and critics alike falling in love in theaters around the world? Kneehigh's Tristan & Yseult is a theatrical force of nature that combines vibrant storytelling with breathtaking spectacle, set to a rich musical tapestry of original songs and familiar scores performed by a roving ensemble of musicians. Lauded internationally for its trademark vitality, the artistic collective, Kneehigh makes its long-awaited Chicago debut at Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) with the iconic work that first catapulted the company to international fame. Tristan & Yseult will delight audiences for a limited run March 30 through April 13 in CST's Courtyard Theater. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Welcomes Internationally Acclaimed Kneehigh's TRISTAN & YSEULT, 3/30-4/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

What has audiences and critics alike falling in love in theaters around the world? Kneehigh's Tristan & Yseult is a theatrical force of nature that combines vibrant storytelling with breathtaking spectacle, set to a rich musical tapestry of original songs and familiar scores performed by a roving ensemble of musicians. Lauded internationally for its trademark vitality, the artistic collective Kneehigh makes its long-awaited Chicago debut at Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) with the iconic work that first catapulted the company to international fame. Tristan & Yseult will delight audiences for a limited run March 30 through April 13 in CST's Courtyard Theater. (more...)

Birmingham Rep to Stage THE THREEPENNY OPERA, March 27-April 12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

One of the most pioneering productions of Birmingham Repertory Theatre's Spring 2014 season, Brecht and Weill's The Threepenny Opera, is as topical now as it was eighty-five years ago. (more...)

The Guthrie Presents Kneehigh's TRISTAN & YSEULT, Now thru 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

The Guthrie welcomes the triumphant return of Kneehigh, creators of the smash hit adaptation of Brief Encounter, to present their critically acclaimed production of Tristan & Yseult this season. Director Emma Rice and designer Bill Mitchell reunite to create a must-see theatrical experience that reinvents the ancient love story with comedy, live music, grand passion and tender truths in an irresistible night of love. (more...)

The Guthrie to Present Kneehigh's TRISTAN & YSEULT, 2/13-3/23
by BWW News Desk - Dec 05, 2013

The Guthrie welcomes the triumphant return of Kneehigh, creators of the smash hit adaptation of Brief Encounter, to present their critically acclaimed production of Tristan & Yseult this season. Director Emma Rice and designer Bill Mitchell reunite to create a must-see theatrical experience that reinvents the ancient love story with comedy, live music, grand passion and tender truths in an irresistible night of love. Tristan & Yseult is presented as part of the Guthrie's WorldStage Series, in association with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and begins performances on February 13 and continues through March 23, 2014. Single tickets start at $29 and are now on sale through the Guthrie Box Office at 612.377.2224, toll-free 877.44.STAGE, 612.225.6244 (Group Sales) and online at www.guthrietheater.org. (more...)

Headlong Artistic Director Jeremy Herrin to Produce New Works by Anjya Reiss, Jack Thorne and More in 2014
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2013

Jeremy Herrin announces his plans as Artistic Director of Headlong with new work from some of theatre's most exciting and original voices; Anya Reiss, Jennifer Haley, Jack Thorne and Duncan Macmillan, who will be joining the company as a Literary Associate. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BRIEF ENCOUNTER is a Winning Formula
by Barry Lenny - Sep 18, 2013

This is the tale of Laura Jesson, who gets a speck of coal dust in her eye whilst standing on the railway platform, and Alec Harvey, the handsome young doctor who administers first aid (more...)

Kneehigh to Return to St. Ann's Warehouse with THE WILD BRIDE, 2/23-3/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2013

St. Ann's Warehouse welcomes back Kneehigh and director Emma Rice for the New York premiere of The Wild Bride. In this adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'The Girl Without Hands,' narrated by Satan himself, a father accidentally sells his daughter to the Devil. When our heroine cleverly escapes, a lyrical love story laced with devilish humor unfolds. The production features a bluegrass score by longtime Kneehigh composer Stu Barker, performed by live musicians and the cast. (more...)

Kneehigh Returns to St. Ann's Warehouse with THE WILD BRIDE, Now thru 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2013

St. Ann's Warehouse welcomes back Kneehigh and director Emma Rice for the New York premiere of The Wild Bride. In this adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'The Girl Without Hands,' narrated by Satan himself, a father accidentally sells his daughter to the Devil. When our heroine cleverly escapes, a lyrical love story laced with devilish humor unfolds. The production features a bluegrass score by longtime Kneehigh composer Stu Barker, performed by live musicians and the cast. (more...)

St. Ann's Warehouse Presents Kneehigh's THE WILD BRIDE, 2/23-3/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2013

St. Ann's Warehouse will welcome back Kneehigh and director Emma Rice for the New York premiere of The Wild Bride. In this adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale "The Girl Without Hands," narrated by Satan himself, a father accidentally sells his daughter to the Devil. When our heroine cleverly escapes, a lyrical love story laced with devilish humor unfolds. The production features a bluegrass score by longtime Kneehigh composer Stu Barker, performed by live musicians and the cast. (more...)

Kneehigh to Return to St. Ann's Warehouse with THE WILD BRIDE, 2/23-3/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2013

St. Ann's Warehouse welcomes back Kneehigh and director Emma Rice for the New York premiere of The Wild Bride. In this adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'The Girl Without Hands,' narrated by Satan himself, a father accidentally sells his daughter to the Devil. When our heroine cleverly escapes, a lyrical love story laced with devilish humor unfolds. The production features a bluegrass score by longtime Kneehigh composer Stu Barker, performed by live musicians and the cast. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Trailer - Kneehigh's THE WILD BRIDE at Berkeley Rep
by Stage Tube - Jan 25, 2013

The hit that ran away with hearts last winter comes back for a honeymoon engagement in 2013: 26 hot dates with The Wild Bride. A splendid reception of ovations and rave reviews ensured that this enchanting Bride enjoyed a three-week extension of its original run. Now Kneehigh Theatre comes back to America for a three-week encore at Berkeley Repertory Theatre from tomorrow, January 26 to February 17, 2013. Don't miss this devilish mix of vivid music and sweet romance from Britain's extraordinary theatrical troupe. Watch a trailer for the production below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kneehigh's THE WILD BRIDE at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2013

The hit that ran away with hearts last winter comes back for a honeymoon engagement in 2013: 26 hot dates with The Wild Bride. A splendid reception of ovations and rave reviews ensured that this enchanting Bride enjoyed a three-week extension of its original run. Now Kneehigh Theatre comes back to America for a three-week encore at Berkeley Repertory Theatre from tomorrow, January 26 to February 17, 2013. Don't miss this devilish mix of vivid music and sweet romance from Britain's extraordinary theatrical troupe. Get a first look at the production in the photos below! (more...)

Cast Announced For AND THEN THE DARK, New Wolsey Theatre, From Feb 2013
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2012

And Then The Dark is a gripping psychological thriller set in a Georgian town house in present day London. It is seven years since Edward's wife and son died in suspicious circumstances in a fire in the attic. For seven years Edward has been tormented by their ghosts but still refuses to accept they are gone - if indeed they are! (more...)

THE WILD BRIDE to Return for Three Weeks at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2012

The hit that ran away with hearts last winter comes back for a honeymoon engagement in 2013: today Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced 26 hot dates with The Wild Bride. A splendid reception of ovations and rave reviews ensured that this enchanting Bride enjoyed a three-week extension of its original run. Now Kneehigh Theatre comes back to America for a three-week encore - 26 performances only - from January 26 to February 17, 2013. Don't miss this devilish mix of vivid music and sweet romance from Britain's extraordinary theatrical troupe. (more...)

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