Kneehigh Theatre

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Kneehigh was started in 1980 by Mike Shepherd. Early productions were performed in village halls, marquees, cliff-tops and quarries. Their productions are often based around mythological tales such as the Hans Christian Andersen fairy-tale The Red Shoes, The Bacchae and the Cornish legend Tristan and Yseult. Their artistic director Emma Rice won Best Director 2002, Barclays Theatre Awards.

Their productions often have a nightmarish, surrealist, mythical feel and are often performed outside in locations such as Restormel Castle, the Minack Theatre and the Eden Project. Kneehigh are currently trying to raise money to build The Asylum, a tent that can be configured in 5 ways and pitched in 1 day on any surface. They use a variety of theatrical elements including puppetry, live music (often played with folk instruments such as ukeleles and dulcimers) and an emphasis on visual imagery.


Connected mandy members:

2021, Talking Timber - Random Acts of Art Festival, Voice Over/Performer
Millie Jones
Stage Manager
2020, The Neon Shadow, Production Assistant
Charlie Simpson
Sound No.1 / A1
2019, UBU : A Singalong Satire, Head of Sound
Shoreditch Town Hall
2019, The Illustrated Girl, Performer
Millie Jones
Stage Manager
2019, The Dancing Frog, Stage Manager
South West Tour
Kate Foster
Deputy Stage Manager
2019, Kneehigh's Ubu: a singalong satire, Stage Manager
Kneehigh's Asylum on the beach
Kate Foster
Deputy Stage Manager
2019, Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs), Stage Manager
UK and China tour
Charlie Simpson
Sound No.1 / A1
2019, Dead Dog in a Suitcase, Head of Sound
UK & China Tour
Adam J Rainer
Wardrobe Manager
2019, Dead Dog in a Suitcase, Laundry Call/Maintenance
Lyric Hammersmith
Millie Jones
Stage Manager
2018, Ubu Karaoke, ASM
Charlie Simpson
Sound No.1 / A1
2018, UBU Karaoke, Production Sound Engineer
Kneehigh Asylum
2018, Tristan and Yseult, Musician
Touring UK
Kate Foster
Deputy Stage Manager
2018, The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk, Stage Manager
UK Tour
Chris Swain
Lighting Designer
2018, The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk, Re-lighter
Uk Touring
Jennifer Browne
Set Designer
2018, The Flying Lovers of Vietbsk, Get in/our crew & Lightig operator
Wilton’s music hall
Charlie Simpson
Sound No.1 / A1
2018, The Dancing Frog, Production Sound Engineer
Kneehigh Asylum
Nathalie Perthuisot
Assistant Stage Manager
2018, FUP - A Modern Fable, SM & Tech Shadowing
The Asylum
Ben Smith
Sound No.1 / A1
2018, Fup - A Modern Fable, Sound Operator
Asylum & UK Tour
Chris Peterson
Company Stage Manager
2018, Fup, CSM
UK Tour
Samantha Mallinson
Stage Manager
2018, Fup, DSM Cover
Nottingham Playhouse

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Alternative Company Names

Kneehigh, Kneehigh Theatre Company, Kneehigh Theatre Company in ass with RSC, Kneehigh/Northern stage