About

Square Peg Theatre

Artistic Vision

Square Peg Theatre makes exhilarating theatre for audiences across the UK. We present new work written and devised by the company and reimagine 21st century classics for the stage. With a strong physical style we create work that blends traditional practices of storytelling with bold and original staging.

Who's Who

Michael White

Co-Artistic Director

Michael is a director, writer, and some times actor. He is the Head of Movement at ALRA: North, and works as a freelance director. He trained at the École Internationale de Théâtre: Jacques Lecoq (2008 – 10) in Paris.

Recent Credits

The Wedding, Artistic Placement with Gecko Theatre; The Blue Blue Sea, HOME Theatre; On Corporation Street, ANU Productions & HOME; The Damned United, Red Ladder Theatre

Katie Robinson

Co-Artistic Director

Katie is an actor, stage manager, and producer. She trained East 15 Acting School specialising in Physical Theatre. Katie is a freelance Stage Manager and producer.

Recent Credits

You Must Be The One To Bury Me, Babel Theatre (National Tour); Chilcot, Lung Theatre (Lowry Theatre).

History

Happenstace

/ˈhap(ə)nˌstans/
"it was just happenstance that I happened to be there"

Square Peg Theatre was founded almost by chance when Michael sent out a casting looking for actors interested in physical theatre. The goal was to bring together like-minded invidiuals to form a collective of sorts that would make work. As fate would have it Katie was the only person to apply and the rest, as they say, is history.

The first production they made together was a small two-hander called Forwards and Backwards. It was a tester show that enabled them to put their skills and ideas into practice. The show did the usual circuit of Fringe Festivals – Buxton, Camden & Brighton – even winning Katie the award for 'Best Actress.'

Then, in 2012 they recieved their first commission from Creative Industries Trafford to make The Man Who Woke Up Dead. Not soon after they became a 'Developed With' artist supported by Lowry Theatre and an Associate Artist at Harrogate Theatre.

As they continue to make work their ethos remains the same – to create bold original work and reimagine classic texts to combine beautifully choreographed physical theatre with compelling character driven stories.

To date they have produced four productions that have toured nationally. They are currently developing their fifth produciton The Return.

Productions