Kneehigh are a UK based theatre company with a local, national and international profile. For over 30 years Kneehigh have created vigorous, popular and challenging theatre and perform with the joyful anarchy that audiences have come to expect from this ground-breaking company.
Kneehigh tell stories. Based in Cornwall in breath-taking barns on the south coast the company create theatre of humanity on an epic and tiny scale. They work with an ever-changing ensemble of performers, artists, technicians, administrators, makers and musicians and are passionate about their multi-disciplined creative process.
In 2010 Kneehigh launched The Asylum, a beautiful and flexible nomadic structure, which means the company now has a venue to call home as well as being one of the leading touring theatre companies in the UK. The company have now presented three seasons in The Asylum in Cornwall, and will continue to reinvent the space and explore new locations in future years
Alongside their national and international touring and Asylum seasons, Kneehigh run their Connections programme aiming to engage creatively with communities in Cornwall and beyond through event and adventure
Kneehigh productions include: Tristan & Yseult (Cornwall 2003, Royal National Theatre and UK Tour 2006, UK and US Tour 2013/14); Steptoe and Son (Asylum & UK Tour 2012/13); A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings (in association with Little Angel Theatre, UK tour 2013); 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), Don John (UK Tour 2008/9); 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); A Matter of Life and Death (Royal National Theatre 2007); Rapunzel (BAC, UK Tour and New York 2007/8); and Cymbeline (UK and International Tour 2007/2008)