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Mike Shepherd becomes sole artistic director at Kneehigh

The Kneehigh creator goes solo as Emma Rice takes over at the Globe

Dominic Marsh as Macheath in Shepherd's production Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs)
© Steve Tanner

Kneehigh have announced that Mike Shepherd will take the role of sole artistic director as Emma Rice takes over the leadership at Shakespeare's Globe in April.

Shepherd started Cornwall-based Kneehigh in 1980 and has worked closely with the company since. In 2016 the company will tour their hit show Dead Dog In A Suitcase (and other love songs) to New Zealand, Colombia and Korea as well as announcing another Asylum Season at The Lost Gardens of Heligan in February along with more UK and international tours.

Rice's Globe season includes two Kneehigh productions, The Flying Lovers Of Vitebsk and 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, both of which will be directed by her. For the full Globe season announcement, click here.


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