The Tmesis Training Company is a professional performance project for emerging physical performers, offering high quality training, a quality performance, and a route into the industry. Previous members have gone on to work with Tmesis professionally on their touring shows. This is a unique opportunity in the North West! To find out about opportunities sign up to our mailing list here!


Wicked Women was our all female Training Company piece for Physical Fest 2019. it was performed outdoors by 14 women, celebrating extraordinary women who changed the world. It has now been made into a professional piece and 9 of the training company went on to get professional work with the company.

Energetic, vibrant and inspirational physical theatre at its best.

Northwestend for Wicked Women ★★★★

“The most exciting training experience I’ve ever had. Pushed me physically further as a performer than I have ever gone before. I’d recommend it to anyone.”


Training Company Performer 2017

“Becoming a part of the company gave me a chance to challenge my artistic practice. In a short space of time my assumed skills were tested and expanded in to new skills. There was a heartwarming sense of community, because of the way the whole team worked together to create an experience that was exciting and engaging for the audience.”


Training Company Performer 2017

“I gained confidence in myself again as an actor who can dabble in movement and physical theatre something I’d really lost since graduating drama school as I wasn’t a dancer which is what I thought you needed to be to be a physical theatre performer! I learnt so much from being part of the festival, not only how supportive the community of Physical Fest is but the breadth of talent too. I was so inspired by the different shows we two were alike and yet there were things from each one I learnt and took away. “

Training Company Performer 2019


‘To be working in a very intense and condensed way with a clear end goal was extremely rewarding and motivational. The training was unique in that it was rooted in professional practice by the ensemble working very closely alongside the professional company.’

Training Company Performer 2021

MEMORIA (2021)

In June 2021 for the first time, our training company worked along side our professional company on a site-specific production, in a beautiful hidden gem, the Albert Walker Hall at the Linacre Methodist Mission, made for Physical Fest 2021.

Memoria was a poetic, visceral exploration of memory and nostalgia, exploring what past lives leave behind, what lives within walls and what lives on in our collective present.

This was a beautiful, moving, and evocative journey through the time of a building, its people, and their emotions which brought out my own tears of sadness and joy.’ North West End ★★★★★


Daydream Believers was a psychedelic, theatrical, immersive experience inspired by the 1967 ‘Summer of Love’.


All performances of Daydream Believers were held at the Hope Street Theatre on Hope Street during Physical Fest 2017.


A high-quality performance that will generate healthy discussion.’ Art in Liverpool


An enthusiastic and talented cast matched disciplined choreography with improvised interaction with the audience in this feel-good show.’ Northwestend

GRIMM (2016)

Grimm was an immersive fairytale experience based on the Grimm fairy tales, it was performed in the Unity during Physical Fest 2016.