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The Wild Bride
07 September - 24 September 2011
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Kneehigh return to the Lyric with a grown-up romance, based on the classic fairy tale The Handless Maiden.
'Devilishly enjoyable.’ **** Guardian
‘Witty, surprising, strange. I dreamt about it all night.’
**** The Times
'A powerful, downbeat narrative…striking blues-inflected music…and expressive choregraphy.’ **** Evening Standard
‘Grotesque and majestic.’ Financial Times
'Utterly beguiling, ingenious Theatre.’ **** WhatsonStage
‘Totally engrossing for two full hours.’ British Theatre Guide
In this story of truth, love and heartbreak we meet our young heroine who, having escaped the clutches of both the devil and her father, sets out into the wilderness on a brave journey of discovery.
This epic tale with a brutal edge is brought to life by Kneehigh, creators of Cymbeline, Nights at the Circus and The Red Shoes. Expect poetic storytelling, devilish humour and a heady mix of blues from one of Britain's most innovative theatre companies.
15 Sep 7.30pm
24 Sep 2.30pm