Kneehigh are a UK based theatre company with a local, national and international profile. For over 30 years we have created vigorous, popular and challenging theatre and perform with the joyful anarchy that audiences have come to expect.
We tell stories. Based in Cornwall in breath-taking barns on the south coast we create theatre of humanity on an epic and tiny scale. We work with an ever-changing ensemble of performers, artists, technicians, administrators, makers and musicians and are passionate about our multi-disciplined creative process.
In 2010 Kneehigh launched the Asylum, a beautiful and flexible nomadic structure, which means we now have a venue to call home as well as being one of the leading touring theatre companies in the UK. We have now presented four seasons in the Asylum in Cornwall, and will continue to reinvent the space and explore new locations in future years. The Asylum is returning to Cornwall this summer at the Lost Gardens of Heligan.
Alongside our national and international touring and Asylum seasons, we run the Kneehigh Rambles Programme - aiming to engage creatively with communities in Cornwall and beyond through event and adventure.
Kneehigh productions include: Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs) (UK tour 2014); Tristan & Yseult (Cornwall 2003, National Theatre and UK Tour 2006, UK Tour 2013 and US Tour 2013/15); Brief Encounter (West End 2008, UK Tour and USA Tour 2009, Broadway 2010, Australia and US tour 2013/14; nominated for four Olivier Awards and two Tony awards); Noyes Fludde (Somerset 2014); A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings (in association with Little Angel Theatre, UK tour 2013); Steptoe and Son (Asylum & UK Tour 2012/13);The Wild Bride (UK Tour, San Francisco, New York, New Zealand 2011/12/13); Midnight’s Pumpkin (The Asylum, Cornwall 2011, Battersea Arts Centre, 2012); The Red Shoes (UK Tour 2001/2, Winner of TMA for Best Director 2002;UK Tour, USA and Australia 2010/11); Hansel & Gretel (UK Tour 2010/11); The King of Prussia (2010); BLAST! (2010); Don John (UK Tour 2008/9); A Matter of Life and Death (Royal National Theatre 2007); Rapunzel (BAC, UK Tour and New York 2007/8); Cymbeline (UK and International Tour 2007/2008); Nights at the Circus (2005); The Bacchae (2004) and The Wooden Frock (2003).