Kneehigh Theatre's Storecupboard Essentials

26 Sep 2020 to 24 Oct 2020
Kneehigh’s Storecupboard Essentials: An opportunity for everyone to train with Kneehigh artists


As part of the ‘Refuel’ element of their new Strike Out! strategy, Kneehigh has launched a series of online workshops delivered by their uniquely skilled associates and company members.

Storecupboard Essentials represents a chance for theatre professionals to refuel, be inspired and find a new way of doing things. The inaugural series of workshops consists of five three-hour workshops focussed on performance skills. They are designed to be fun, energising, and non-pressured, with handpicked company members focussing on vital elements of performance. Be it voice with Dom Coyote or creating character with Katy Owen, each will provide an essential ingredient of theatre training.

Carl Grose, Joint Artistic Director said, “As we tussle with our drastically altered landscape, we felt the need to reconnect with the fundamentals of what we do. For us, training is vital. It gets the blood flowing. It reminds, cements, changes, expands, excites and inspires. Which is why we’ve asked our brilliant company members to share some of their extraordinary skills with us. And because we’re doing this in a socially distanced way on-line, we thought it you might like to join in too. Enjoy!”

The workshops run every Saturday morning for five weeks from 26th September and cover character, movement, improvisation, voice, and music. Spaces are strictly limited and access to the ‘full menu’ of all five workshops is available at a discount. The series of workshops is designed for those that have some level of experience in performing but it’s not essential. Booking links and more information can be found on Kneehigh’s website.  

One of the workshop leaders, musician James Gow said, “There are many things I love about working with Kneehigh. Above all it is a supportive force that has enabled me in stepping out of my comfort zone and has shown how beneficial that can be to the areas I was more confident with. No idea is too big or small and whilst ideas are explored to great depths the hardest but crucial task is in the process of boiling things translating that into theatrical moments.”

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