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Kneehigh Kitchen: Storecupboard Essentials

An online opportunity to train with Kneehigh artists

“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 you might like to join in too. Enjoy!”

Carl Grose and Mike Shepherd, Artistic Directors

Fresh from the Kneehigh Kitchen, Storecupboard Essentials is a series of online training workshops hosted by Kneehigh and delivered by our uniquely skilled associates and company members. It is a chance for all of us to refuel, be inspired and find a new way of doing things – together.

We intend for these sessions to be fun, energising, non-pressured – and hell, who knows? We might even learn something! Dip in for one session or sign up to the whole series – whatever tickles your fancy we look forward to seeing you there.

Series 1: Performance Skills

In the inaugural Storecupboard Essentials series, each sharing will see handpicked company members focus on one vital element of performance. Be it voice with Dom Coyote or creating character with Katy Mary Owen, each will provide an essential ingredient of theatre training.

Is this for me?

We’ve ideally designed this series of training sessions for those that have some level of experience in performing but it’s not essential… what is important is that you’re curious and want to give it a go. You must be 18 or over. If you have any questions about whether the storecupboard is suitable for you, email us.

We are committed to making these workshops as accessible as possible. We ask about access requirements as part of the registration process but please contact us in advance in you’d like to discuss anything. All this information is also available in large print format, just email us.

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Saturday 26th September | 10am – 1pm
Character Comedy: Starts and Ends With You
Saturday 3rd October | 10am – 1pm
Movement: Designing Moves for Theatre
Saturday 10th October | 10am – 1pm
Improvisation: Searching for Simplicity
Saturday 17th October | 10am – 1pm
Voice: Make Yourself Heard
Saturday 24th October | 10am – 1pm
Music: Creative Devising with Simple Ingredients

That was just amazing - so playful, so skilful, so insightful

Comedy workshop participant

It was so lovely to learn and get out of the comfort zone with such a great group, teacher and organiser

Comedy workshop participant

Absolutely loved that workshop! Great workout for the mind and body.

Movement workshop participant

Thank you so much - this has been the best!! The day has started with joy!!

Movement workshop participant

I feel super super inspired!

Movement workshop participant

Physical, sweaty, creative, crazy, thought-provoking and gave me some great exercises to use next time I'm in a room to devise & collaborate.

Movement workshop participant