Bertolt Brecht said, in the dark times there will be singing’, says a character at the beginning of this adaptation by Michel Morpurgo, Kneehigh director and now Shakespeare Globe’s artistic director, Emma Rice of Morpurgo’s WWII delightful children’s story.Continue reading →
It’s hard to over-state the pleasure that is the Globe’s final production of their 2015 summer season and Dominic Dromgoole’s last as artistic director. Next year, Emma Rice, formerly of Kneehigh, takes over the reins. Continue reading →
Howard Brenton, extended Q&A interview for The Arts Desk
HOWARD BRENTON – THEARTSDESK – Carole Woddis July 13, 2010
Howard Brenton (b: 1942) is always in the process of being `rediscovered’. Yet Brenton has been at the heart of British theatrical life for the past forty years, since his debut in 1969 with Christie in Love. True he has had the odd decade out of the theatrical limelight – `went out of fashion’ in his own phrase – when he just happened to pen some of the best, liveliest scripts on television with the BBC’s spy drama series, Spooks (2002-2005). Continue reading →
Howard Brenton has such a way now with popular plays on big subjects. One of his recent successes in this theatre, Anne Boleyn, combined raciness with a radical re-evaluation of Boleyn’s role in the creation of the King James’ Bible.