Michael Morpurgo on Emma Rice

Michael Morpurgo on Emma Rice

Michael Morpurgo comments on Emma Rice following her resignation from Shakespeare's Globe.

"For many long years now, with the creation of the Kneehigh company, Emma Rice and Mike Shepherd have been making innovative theatre, grassroots theatre, in the first place for the people of Cornwall, in schools and in village halls, in marquees in muddy fields, every show crafted by a troupe of formidably talented playmakers, and actors who at the same time are often dancers, singers, musicians, acrobats. With every show their reputation burgeoned, and with every show they took greater and greater risks, breaking the mould, crashing though glass ceilings, bringing new life to theatre."

Read the rest of Michael Morpurgo's piece on the Guardian here

Read a statement from Mike Shepherds about Shakespeare's Globe and working with artists here