HARD WORK BUT ALWAYS PLAYFUL....
Associate Creative Director
RoguePlay Theatre was founded in 2009 by Kim Charnock and Lorna Meehan. 'The pair share an onstage chemistry akin to that of French and Saunders' (Jeremy Williams)
RoguePlay grew out of a previous Company named Kiss My Face Theatre. We decided that name didn't really cut it for us so after a few painful hours of throwing very quickly dismissed ideas around, as well as trawling through the thesaurus, we decided the two words 'Rogue' and 'Play' best express our vision and our work. They communicate our urge to push theatrical boundaries and stir up conventional ways of watching and engaging an audience in performance.
The Rogues spend much of their time in the studio training, writing and devising what we call; Highly Physical Theatre. Sometimes that means we are hanging from a trapeze, or silk, sometimes it means we are balancing, lifting or throwing one another, and sometimes it means we are trying to do a number of those things whilst speaking a monologue, singing a song or playing the accordion. But what it always means is that we are playing with ideas, experimenting with the marriage of Circus and Theatre, creating stories and challenging performers.
Most of RoguePlay's work is inspired by human behaviour, moral understandings and the reasons why we do the things we do.'
(Kim Charnock: Artistic Director)
We run lots of projects with young people and adults too, in Physical Theatre, Aerial, Dance and Capoeira. You can visit our education page for workshops and in-house classes.