Mandy Music UK

Kneehigh Theatre

Kneehigh was started in 1980 by Mike Shepherd. Early productions were performed in village halls, marquees, cliff-tops and quarries. Their productions are often based around mythological tales such as the Hans Christian Andersen fairy-tale The Red Shoes, The Bacchae and the Cornish legend Tristan and Yseult. Their artistic director Emma Rice won Best Director 2002, Barclays Theatre Awards.

Their productions often have a nightmarish, surrealist, mythical feel and are often performed outside in locations such as Restormel Castle, the Minack Theatre and the Eden Project. Kneehigh are currently trying to raise money to build The Asylum, a tent that can be configured in 5 ways and pitched in 1 day on any surface. They use a variety of theatrical elements including puppetry, live music (often played with folk instruments such as ukeleles and dulcimers) and an emphasis on visual imagery.



Members of Mandy Music UK who have worked for Kneehigh Theatre

  • Elizabeth Westcott
    Elizabeth Westcott , Musician
    • Tristan and Yseult
    • Touring UK
  • Pat  Moran
    Pat Moran , Multi Instrumentalist/Associate MD
    • Brief Encounter
    • Haymarket Cinema, London
  • Pat  Moran
    Pat Moran , Music Director, performer/multi instrumentalist
    • 946
    • Touring
  • Elizabeth Westcott
    Elizabeth Westcott , Musician
    • Tristan and Yseult
    • UK and US venues
  • Pat  Moran
    Pat Moran , Guitar, Double Bass, Mandolin, Vocals (Touring Music Director for 2015)
    • Tristan and Yseult
    • North American Tour

Kneehigh Theatre Jobs

For details of known Kneehigh Theatre vacancies, please check our jobs board for more information

Alternative Company Names

Kneehigh,Kneehigh Theatre Company,Kneehigh Theatre Company in ass with RSC,Kneehigh/Northern stage