An exciting announcement

An exciting announcement

Emma Rice is taking on a new adventure.

We are delighted and proud to announce that Emma Rice is taking on a new adventure next year as the Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe in London.

Since joining us in 1994, Emma has been an integral member of the company, first as a performer and later as our Artistic Director. She has directed numerous shows for Kneehigh including The Red ShoesTristan & YseultDon John and Brief Encounter, inspiring artists and enthralling audiences along the way. She will always be a part of the Kneehigh family and we are excited to see what the future holds for her at Shakespeare's Globe.

Emma says “I am delighted and honoured to be taking over the artistic direction of Shakespeare's Globe. Open to the elements, and to its audience, this unique and important space demands theatre that brims with passion, joy and humanity. With Kneehigh and Cornwall carried safely in my heart, I will take custody of this incredible organisation with an open heart, fierce passion and excited mind."

Happily Emma will be with us for another year as she will take up the role in April 2016. Her next project with us will be this year's Asylum show.

Good luck, Emma!