Kneehigh, which presented Noel Coward's Brief Encounter to acclaim at St. Ann's Warehouse in 2009 prior to a celebrated Broadway run, returns to the Brooklyn theatre company with its innovative adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale "The Girl Without Hands." Kneehigh also staged "The Red Shoes" at St. Ann's in recent seasons.
Opening Feb. 27 and running through March 17, The Wild Bride will feature Broadway War Horse and Spring Awakening actor Durand as the Devil, with Brisson ("Hereafter," Cirque Du Soleil's Quidam) as the Girl, Kujawska (The Red Shoes) as the Wild and Broadway Brief Encounter cast member Daunno as a musician. The cast also includes Stuart Goodwin (The Lieutenant of Inismore) as the Father and the Prince, and musician Ian Ross (Brief Encounter).
Director-adapter Rice earned acclaim for her imaginative work on Kneehigh's music-filled adaptation of Brief Encounter. The British company, known for its inventive twists and creative stagings, promises a production that offers "a stunning elemental landscape of dust, clay and fire."
The Wild Bride received its American premiere at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre last year and is currently playing an encore engagement there prior to its New York debut next month. The New York engagement is supported by piece by piece productions, NoraLee and Jon Sedmak, and the Tony Award-winning producing team of Barry and Fran Weissler.
The Wild Bride has music by Barker and lyrics by Carl Grose. The creative team also includes Etta Murfitt (movement), Bill Mitchell (sets), Myriddin Wannell (costumes), Malcolm Rippeth (lighting) and Simon Baker (sound).
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