Gordon Kemp

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Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2016Fight Director
Theatre
HowlOnset Productions
Burdall's Yard, Bath
2016Fight Director
Theatre
PronounOnset Productions
Burdall's Yard, Bath
2016Fight Director
Theatre
A Servant & Two MastersBath Spa Live
University Theatre, Bath
2016Fight Director
Theatre
Richard III
Adam Lloyd-James
Beyond The Horizon
Mission Theatre, Bath
2016Fight Director
Theatre
As You Like It
Jonathan Bisby
Freshly Squeezed
Burdalls Yard
2015Fight Director
Theatre
Trash
Andrew Fielding-Day
Indigo Iris
Rosemary Branch Theatre
2015Fight Director
Theatre
NightflyerBath Spa Live
Burdall's Yard, Bath
2015Fight Director
Theatre
I Don't Want To Be Yoko OnoBath Spa Live
Burdall's Yard, Bath
2015Fight Director
Film
Forget Me NotMick's Foot Productions
2014Fight Director
Theatre
MoonfleeceBath Spa Live
University Theatre, Bath
2014Fight Director
Theatre
CompanyBath Spa Live
University Theatre, Bath
2014Fight Director
Theatre
Anthony & CleopatraEngage/Theatre Royal Bath
The Roman Baths, Bath
2014Fight Director
Theatre
CymbelineYPT/Theatre Royal Bath
The Roman Baths, Bath
2014Fight Director
Theatre
Orpheus DescendingBath Spa Live
Burdalls Yard, Bath
2013Stunt Performer
Film
VikingsHistory Channel/VK Two Productions Ltd
2013Fight Director
Theatre
BlackshirtsEast 15 Acting School
Tristan Bates Theatre
2013Fight Director
Theatre
A Tale of Two CitiesEast 15 Acting School
Corbett Theatre, Loughton
2013Fight Director
Theatre
VictoryEast 15 Acting School
Waterloo East Theatre
2012Fight Director
Theatre
The RoverBath Spa Live
University Theatre, Bath
2012Fight Director
Theatre
The Wind In The WillowsEast 15 Acting School
Corbett Theatre, Loughton
2012Fight Director
Theatre
HamletEast 15 Acting School
The Kings Head, Islington
2012Fight Director
Theatre
The RoverPell Mell Theatre Company
New Diorama Theatre
2012Fight Director
Theatre
Trojan WomenBreakout Theatre Company
The Space on North Bridge, Edinburgh
2012Fight Director
Theatre
An Absolute TurkeyEast 15 Acting School
Cockpit Theatre
2012Fight Director
Theatre
Prospero's TavernBoom Boom Club
The Spiegeltent, Udderbelly Festival
2012Stunt Performer
Film
Hammer of the GodsViking Movie Ltd
2012Fight Consultant
Film
ServusTwisted Productions
2012Fight Director
Theatre
Peter PanMichael Rose Ltd
Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
2011Fight Director
Theatre
Hugh The DroverHampsted Garden Opera
Upstairs At The Gatehouse
2011Fight Director
Theatre
The Phoenix Of MadridTheatre Royal Bath Productions
Ustinov Studio, Bath
2011Fight Director
Theatre
Peter PanMichael Rose Ltd
Grand Canal Theatre, Dublin
2011Fight Director
Theatre
Nights At The CircusTinted Glass Productions
Ustinov Studio, Bath
2011Fight Director
Theatre
Lear 1864: Trail Of TearsBath Spa Live
University Theatre, Bath
2011Assistant Fight Director
Film
The RoundaboutSkinned Productions
2010Fight Director
Theatre
Romeo & JulietEast 15 Acting School
Corbett Theatre
2010Fight Director
Theatre
RuneFestLiveBlades
Vinopolis
2010Fight Director
Theatre
HamletRuffled Umbrella
Komedia, Bath
2010Fight Director
Theatre
The Taming Of The ShrewSwan at the Globe
The Underglobe, Shakespeare's Globe
2010Fight Director
Theatre
The Tragedy Of Soliman & PersedaTrifle Gathering Productions
Rose Theatre, Bankside
2010Fight Director
Theatre
Leontius, King Of CyprusBath Spa Live
University Theatre, Bath
2010Fight Director
Theatre
Richard IIILove & Madness
Riverside Studios
2010Fight Director
Theatre
Fool For LoveLove & Madness
Riverside Studios
2009Fight Director
Theatre
The Taming Of The ShrewBath Spa Live
University Theatre, Bath
2009Fight Director
Film
Popping RoundGothic Manor
2009Fight Director
Theatre
MacbethLove & Madness
Riverside Studios
2009Fight Director
Theatre
A Skull In ConnemaraLove & Madness
Riverside Studios
2009Fight Director
Theatre
The Tin HorizonBird & Be Productions
Theatre503
2008Fight Director
Theatre
Trial By CombatLiveBlades
Stokesay Castle
2008Fight Director
Theatre
Exeunt FightingLiveBlades
Kenilworth Castle
2006 - 2007Fight Director
Theatre
The Playboy Of The Western WorldLove & Madness
Riverside Studios & Tour
2006 - 2007Fight Director
Theatre
Henry VLove & Madness
Riverside Studios & Tour
2007Fight Director
Theatre
Shakespeare's DuellistsLiveBlades
Keats House
2007Fight Director
Theatre
In The Age Of EleganceGriffin Historical
Clumber Park
2007Fight Director
Theatre
The Hamlet ProjectChameleon's Dish
Arcola Theatre
2006Fight Director
Theatre
The Ballad Of Blood & DarlingGrand Union Theatre Co.
Rose Theatre, Bankside
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2008Certified TeacherBritish Academy of Stage & Screen Combat
    2006Certified TeacherBritish Academy of Dramatic Combat
    1999Classical ActingLondon Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
    1997MA (Hons) Political ScienceUniversity Of Dundee

    Additional Information

    Reviews:

    The Rover, New Diorama Theatre, 2012

    "The comic swordfights are a miracle of direction by Gordon Kemp, given the limitations of space."

    (Sheila Cornelius, Remote Goat)

    The Tragedy Of Soliman & Perseda, The Rose Theatre, Bankside, 2010:

    " it's the deaths on stage, the battles of the fates, and the relevance of the sharp comedic dialogue that will have audiences gripped for the duration of this love story."

    (Rebecca Patton, Remote Goat.)

    "The production repeatedly asked us to respond to characters who met unjust fates, and didn't shy away from the horrific killings of Julio and Guelpio, or those of the bumbling witnesses procured by Soliman. The most pathos, though, came from the death of Lucina her murder was one of the cruellest moments of the production, and the fact it was at the hands of the heroine complicated our emotional responses even further. This wasn't a world of good and bad so much as one of wrong decisions and unfair consequences."

    (Peter Kirwan, The Bardathon.)

    Macbeth, Riverside Studios, 2009:

    "the final showdown between Macbeth and Macduff, with the latter ultimately avenging the death of his wife and children with a crowbar, makes the brutality of the action very real and contemporary." Hayley Barker (Science Is A Lie, Theatre Blog)

    "The culminating nail-biting finale, skillfully choreographed by Gordon Kemp, literally had the audience on the edge of their seats, not least because they were located within the knife-wielding combat-zone itself." Samuel John (ExtraExtra.org)

    About me

    Professional Fight Director and Stage Combat Teacher. After serving a 4 year apprenticeship at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Gordon now directs fights for both theatre and film and teaches combat at East 15 Acting School, Bath Spa, Exeter and Fordham Universities

  • Skills

    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Company Experience
    • Educational Theatre
    • Exhibitions
    • International Touring Theatre
    • Regional Theatre
    • UK Touring Theatre
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Drama
    • Exhibitions
    • Live Events
    • Musicals
    • Opera
    • Pantomime
    • Shakespeare
    • Tragedy
    Work Permits
    • EU
    Interested in
    • European Tour
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    • World Tour
    DBS checked
    • Yes