We are specialists in physical theatre, ensemble work and devising and can host a professional level masterclass at your venue. Sign up to our mailing list to find out about upcoming opportunities!

“The Tmesis masterclass on ensemble work was challenging and invigorating. I learnt lots of new skills and enjoyed the playful approach to creating ensemble work”


Workshop Participant 2019


“This workshop was excellent, you guided us with passion and energy and I was able to really open up and make new discoveries”


Workshop Participant 2018



We can run a workshop at your venue, school, community group, university, drama school or youth theatre. 

We run workshops in: physical theatre, devising and ensemble work, physical comedy and creating characters physically.

“The workshop was excellent…they gave us a springboard into a lot of creative ideas…providing an insight into some ways of approaching improvised movement and devising.”


Daniel Cambridge, Course Leader Performing Arts, Cronton College.


“Tmesis provide a fantastic workshop for GCSE Drama students and help them to develop a hands-on understanding of Physical Theatre that no text book can provide.”


Mrs. Helen Jeffery, Birkdale High, Southport


Tmesis’s Artistic Director Elinor Randle and Producer Claire Bigley can offer specialist creative and strategic mentoring for your work or project. This can help you develop a show, your creative ideas and also methods of sharing and developing your work and profile. Just get in touch to discuss options.

Tmesis has mentored numerous artists including Fadunito (Spain), Teatro Pomodoro, Katy-Anne Bellis, Joanne Tremarco and Bandart Producttions (Hungary).

“We admire Tmesis work, their shows are always perfectly crafted and incredibly professional. Elinor and Claire mentored us in kickstarting our company, Teatro Pomodoro, as well as getting access to funding to tour our shows. Their advice and help have been invaluable and we will be always grateful to them.”


– Teatro Pomodoro


“Working with Elinor has been invaluable. She has helped me in the creation of new work as director as well as offering mentoring support with funding applications and the running of a creative business. Her professionalism, openness, sensitivity and creative flair are an inspiration for anyone working within the world of physical performance.” 


– Katy-Anne Bellis, Director, Caustic Widows (c) Andrew Ness


Image: Katy-Anne Bellis, Siren


Our Artistic Director, Elinor Randle, can offer specialist movement direction for your film or theatre project. She has worked with numerous organisations and companies including; Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse, Peepolykus, Box of Tricks, 20 Stories High, Fadunito and Lizzie Nunnery.

“Elinor always brings striking creativity and focus to a rehearsal or development process. Having worked with her on cross-disciplinary pieces Narvik and Horny Handed Tons of Soil, I’ve hugely valued her input in to the wider creative process, alongside her precise, grounded and highly skilled approach to movement. She is expert in telling stories through physicality, and has an instinctive ability to draw compelling physical performances from others.”


Lizzie Nunnery, Playwright


“Elinor is a great movement director: passionate, energetic and incredibly detailed. I thoroughly enjoyed working with her on Narvik, and was particularly impressed with how well she adapted to working with a mixed ensemble of experienced, physical actors and musicians with little or no experience of movement. Elinor is an asset to a company and I look forward to working with her on future projects.”


Hannah Tyrell-Pinder Box of Tricks

Image: Movement direction for Narvik (c) Decoy Media


We offer two workshops that can be done with emerging professionals or students wanting to learn more about the Arts Business. These can be 1:1 mentoring sessions or group workshops at your venue.


We offer two workshops that can be done with emerging professionals or students wanting to learn more about the Arts Business. These can be 1:1 mentoring sessions or group workshops at your venue.

“This session covers everything you’ll need as a new company or creative starting up or beginning a new enterprise, and empowers you to step up and take your place on the creative field as a serious player.”


Porl Cooper – Producer/Programmer


This session is aimed at emerging companies who have been in existence for under 5 years and are looking for ways to sustain and develop their practice. It will offer practical guidance on development, touring, marketing, strategy and fundraising, and will help you question and articulate what you do and why you do it.

“Tmesis cast an insightful light on the nuances of running and developing a theatre company in the current climate, by warm heartedly sharing their own artistic and strategic practices. These workshops can be a valuable moment of reflection for any arts practitioner.”


Joseph Lynch – Artistic Director, Babel Theatre