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Emma Rice


Emma Rice (1967) is the Artistic Director of her company, Wise Children, and an internationally respected theatre-maker and director. For Wise Children Rice has adapted and directed the productions, Bagdad Cafe, Romantics Anonymous, Enid Blyton’s Malory Towers and Angela Carter’s Wise Children. As Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe she directed: Romantics Anonymous, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Little Matchgirl (and Other Happier Tales). As joint Artistic Director of Kneehigh: The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk, Tristan & Yseult, 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, The Wild Bride, The Red Shoes, The Wooden Frock, The Bacchae, Cymbeline (in association with RSC), A Matter of Life and Death (in association with National Theatre), Rapunzel (in association with Battersea Arts Centre); Brief Encounter (in association with David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers Productions); Don John (in association with the RSC and Bristol Old Vic); Wah! Wah! Girls (in association with Sadler’s Wells and Theatre Royal Stratford East for World Stages); and Steptoe and Son. Rice received the Outstanding Contribution to British Theatre award at the 2019 UK Theatre Awards, and in 2022 was named in the Sky Arts Top 50 most influential British Artists of the last 50 years.

Past events

  1. 2024

    talks |DeLaMar Diner Foyer
  2. 2023

    music theatre |DeLaMar - Wim Sonneveld Zaal