ABOUT

About Tmesis?

We are an award-winning company who create, share and develop extraordinary physical theatre through touring, participation and an international festival,  Physical Fest.

 

We make playful and passionate theatre that explores what it is to be human.

 

 At the heart of everything we do is collaboration, we work with extraordinary performers and artists to make work that is always  bold, exciting and creates a lasting impression.

 

Since 2003 the company has performed across the UK and internationally in Ireland, Zambia, Croatia, France, Italy, Germany, Greece, Portugal and New York, winning the award for ‘Best Choreography’ for Wolf Red in 2016 at the United Solo Festival, New York.

 

There are many ways you can get involved, watch a show, take part in a workshop or collaborate with us on a project. get in touch for about this, we’d love to hear from you.

 

We are regularly funded from Liverpool City Council’s  CAIP programme. The funding and support from Culture Liverpool enables us to: Support artists to create new work and gain employment in the Creative Industries through our dedicated training programmes, work with communities to create work, host and make innovative internationally renowned physical theatre, all contributing to Liverpool City Council’s plan and Culture Liverpool’s Cultural Strategy for the city.

 

Our projects have been supported by The Arts Council of England, The Granada Foundation, The Heritage Lottery Fund, Eleanor Rathbone and the PH Holt Foundation.

MEET THE TEAM

Follow the link above to meet our team!

PHYSICAL FEST

Physical Fest is our International Festival of Physical Theatre. Unique to the UK, it brings incredible world-class artists to Liverpool in a vibrant festival celebrating the best in contemporary physical theatre.

The festival is bi-annual and the next festival will be June 2021.

HISTORY

Tmesis was originally formed by Elinor Randle, Kate Cave and Yorgos Karamalegos in 2003 who came together from a love of physical work after completing the Hope Street Physical Theatre Programme. It has been run since 2009 by Artistic Director, Elinor Randle, who collaborates with a team of associate artists and Producer Claire Bigley to create work and run the international festival, Physical Fest.

"HARNESSES PHYSICAL THEATRE'S RICH SYMBIOSIS OF MOVEMENT AND ACTING TO STARTLING EFFECT"

- Total Theatre

"EXPERTLY CHOREOGRAPHED...LAUGH OUT LOUD COMEDY"

- The Stage

“GLORIOUS AND ABSOLUTELY FULL OF HEART"

- The Guardian