Kneehigh today announced that Carl Grose will be become Deputy Artistic Director for the company working alongside Artistic Director and Founder Mike Shepherd.
For the past twenty four years Carl Grose has worked with Kneehigh as both actor and writer and is currently an Associate Artist for the company. He is recognised as one of the UK’s leading voices in contemporary theatre. Carl will take up the newly created position on 1st November 2018.
Carl Grose said ‘I’ve been a life-long fan of Kneehigh since the first time saw them at the age of thirteen. I was instantly inspired and immediately obsessed. I wanted to make theatre like them. So it is a strange thrill and a somewhat surreal honour to announce that I will be joining artistic director Mike Shepherd as deputy Artistic Director as of November. This was never a plan. But it certainly feels like a very natural next step with a company that has survived by evolving and adapting and finding bold new directions to sail in.
Over the past six years Mike and I have already been exploring a new way of working, with shows like Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs), The Tin Drum and most recently, Ubu Karaoke. We want to build on this relationship between us and continue to tell stories with and for the people that make Kneehigh the extraordinary company it is. Stories that will profoundly resonate with audiences everywhere, growing from our roots in Cornwall and reaching out to the the wider world. As with all good Kneehigh stories, I cannot wait to see what happens next…”