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Emma Rice

Emma is the joint artistic director of Kneehigh. She has directed its productions of The Bacchae (2005 Theatrical Management Association Theatre Award for Best Touring Production), Brief Encounter (a David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers production in association with Kneehigh), Cymbeline (in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company for The Complete Works Festival), Don John (in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company and Bristol Old Vic); A Matter of Life and Death (in association with the Royal National Theatre), Midnight’s Pumpkin, Rapunzel (in association with Battersea Arts Centre), The Red Shoes (2002 TMA Theatre Award for Best Director), Tristan & Yseult (2006 TMA Theatre Award nomination for Best Touring Production), and The Wooden Frock (2004 TMA Theatre Award nomination for Best Touring Production). Emma was nominated for the 2009 Olivier Award for Best Director for Brief Encounter. Emma’s latest work includes Oedipussy for Spymonkey; Steptoe & Son, which continues its UK tour in the spring; the West End production of Umbrellas of Cherbourg; and Wah! Wah! Girls for World Stages in association with Sadler’s Wells and Theatre Royal Stratford East. In 2013, Emma will direct The Empress at the RSC.

Travelin’ Band

Travelin’ Band

Interview with Emma Rice

24 March 2013

Bessie Rowen interviews Emma Rice about her international touring theatre company, diversity, and collaboration.