Emma Rice, Mike Shepherd and Paul Crewes on 946


Our Artistic Director Mike Shepherd joins Director Emma Rice and Paul Crewes at the Wallis Annenberg Centre of Performing Arts in Beverly Hills to discuss the making of 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips.

Interview filmed at & edited by The Wallis Annenberg Centre, 2017.

The Secret Writer: Interview with Anna Maria Murphy

Associate Artist and Writer Anna Maria Murphy tell us about how she got into writing, and what it’s like to write for Kneehigh.

Anna talks us through her ways of gathering and generating stories, as well as her notebooks and scrapbooks. Anna is the Lead Artist on the Kneehigh Rambles and is an Associate Artist of Kneehigh.

Video by Brett Harvey, 2017.


Audience Reactions – 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips

Vox Pops of audience members after a performance of 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips at Shakespeare’s Globe. See what else people had to say on Social Media over on our Storify.

This video was created for the run at Shakespeare’s Globe, 2016.

In the Making – 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips

A behind the scenes look at the rehearsals for 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips during its run at Shakespeare’s Globe in London. A mix of footage from the rehearsal room and interviews with the company.

This video was created by Kaptur Films for Shakespeare’s Globe, 2016.

UK Tour Trailer – 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips

The trailer created for the UK tour of 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips. The trailer was created using original footage from the 2015 Asylum season, inter-cut with updated clips and new tour info, including the redesigned colour scheme and logo.

Video created by Brett Harvey, 2016.

Exploring the Story – The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

An interview with Marc Antolin, Audrey Brisson, Emma Rice and Ian Ross about the creative process and story behind The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk.

Interview recorded at Bristol Old Vic, 2016. Edited by Ploddipus.

Trailer – The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

Perhaps you’ve seen them floating over a Russian village? Or perhaps you’ve seen her toppling forward, arms full of flowers, as he arches above her head and steals a kiss?

The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk traces the story of acclaimed artist Marc Chagall and his wife Bella as they navigate some of the most devastating times in history.

Trailer for the 2016 UK Tour of The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk.

Kneehigh and Bristol Old Vic
Written by Daniel Jamieson
Directed by Emma Rice

Video by Brett Harvey.

Rehearsals for The Wild Bride

Rehearsing The Wild Bride at the Kneehigh Barns

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…

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, dust-ball of a romance for brave children and adults alike.

Vocals by Audrey Brisson. Video by Brett Harvey.