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An Enemy of The People by Henrik Ibsen, adapted and directed by Rebecca Manson Jones . Performing at Albany Theatre, Deptford. CREDIT Geraint Lewis

An Enemy of The People by Henrik Ibsen, adapted and directed by Rebecca Manson Jones . Performing at Albany Theatre, Deptford. CREDIT Geraint Lewis

You cannot help but feel involved – innovative adaptation a powerful production. Exeunt on An Enemy of the People

There’s something exhilarating about the freedom with which Manson Jones operates. Playstosee.com on An Enemy of the People 

“Just Jones & tackled these issues with verve and gusto, The public meeting scenario of the second half was a masterstroke.” Bristol Post


 Rebecca Manson Jones takes a decisive approach to Ibsen’s compelling drama ….This absorbing production of Ibsen’s play marks an impressive debut for creative director Manson Jones. The Stage on A Doll’s House

Thrilling, engaging, vibrant theatre. Mid Devon Gazette on A Doll’s House

I was left thrilled and empowered by Exeter Northcott’s interpretation. Express and Echo on A Doll’s House

 


Today’s Special adds dimensions to reality, stretches our imagination and links the commonplace with the absurd in a string of lightning fast transformations. It offers a whirl of action stationed somewhere between fun and fright, horror and humour, close observation and boundless fantasy. The Guardian on  Today’s Special


I saw your excellent version of ‘The Endings’ at Theatre 503, and found your direction so exciting! Original, hilarious and totally compelling and I loved the world that you created for the piece. Audience member on Sara Pascoe’s The Endings,

 


Rebecca Manson Jones brings audiences an ensemble production that incorporates everything that’s good about pantomimes, imbued with tradition from first to last. The Stage on Mother Goose (designs Jens Demant Cole)

An entertaining, brilliantly written pantomime and huge fun for people of all ages – Theatreworld on Mother Goose, Exeter Northcott

 

An Enemy of the People

 

“… entertaining & imaginatively experimental adaptation …. Another inspired addition is a good measure of immersive theatre. “

“A comically observed town meeting,… the concerns of the citizens flying from all sides, even I was moved to vote…”

“Entertaining and imaginatively experimental adaptation. There is little wonder that it is the first UK production of Ibsen to win the prestigious Ibsen Scholarship.”

“A smart script that pitches the audience into a domestic setting ripe with familial gossip and bickering, while maintaining the beats of Ibsen’s original”

“The post interval meeting… is excellently conceived – additional performers scattered throughout lending a ramshackle energy that frequently feels thrillingly on the verge”

“There’s something exhilarating about the freedom with which Manson Jones operates here: Devotees of Ibsen may cavil at the liberties taken but they never feel superfluous – Malin (Dr Stockmann) more than justifies the gender-swapping [-] with a a sensational performance and she reinvigorates the sibling tension with her Mayor brother beautifully.”

“Rebecca Manson Jones uses audience participation to breathe life and power into her riveting adaptation of the Ibsen classic.”

“There is something fascinating about being brought on board as a witness to this ethical dilemma”


“Nuanced and sensitive production” – What’s On

“Elegantly directed” – The Stage on Judith Bloom by Peter Elkins, Southwark Playhouse


“Chaplin meets Pinter… an absolute success, a massively entertaining production”

“Wacky surreal and wonderfully kitsch” Today’s Special for Leikin Loppu directed by Rebecca Manson Jones


No Fool like an Old Fool  – directed by Rebecca Manson Jones

“Rebecca Manson Jones has turned this astounding circus act into the show you should see not just read about.” – 3 Weeks, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

About Rebecca Manson Jones

Artistic Director and founder of Just Jones &.
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