"Bewitching" Charles Isherwood, New York Times
★★★★ Lyn Gardner
Betrayed by her father, our heroine has those 'cross-road' blues. She chooses to walk into the wilderness rejecting not only the Devil, but also her home and trusting heart as well. In the wilds she meets a Prince and becomes pregnant, but when he is called to war, her heart breaks as she finds herself at those pesky cross-roads again.
In the cool green of the forest, she brings up her child, and - wonder of wonders - her broken heart grows back. Perhaps this is happily ever after, perhaps there is even more joy to come...
This epic and poetic wondertale is classic Kneehigh stuff. Charting a life from child to adult, you can expect instinctive storytelling, devilish humour and a heady mix of live blues music and devilish humour. The Wild Bride is a grown up, spring bud, dustball of a romance for brave children and adults alike.
Director & Adapted by Emma Rice
Assistant Director Simon Harvey
Text & Lyrics Carl Grose
Composer and Musical Director Stu Barker
Choreographer Etta Murfitt
Costume Designer Myriddan Wannell
Lighting Designer Malcolm Rippeth
Sound Designer Simon Baker
Associate Sound Designer Andy Graham
Producer Paul Crewes
Additional Dance Éva Magyar