Venue: RSC Stratford Upon Avon, followed by national tour and transfer to Spoleto Festival, USA

Date: Dec 2008 - July 2009

Don John

Cscape’s 4 dancers Sally Knight, Helen Tipday, Polly Motley and Emily Alden performed in Kneehigh Theatre’s Don John in association with Royal Shakespeare Company and Bristol Old Vic.  Working with director Emma Rice, writers Anna Maria Murphy and Carl Grose and an international ensemble cast of actors, musicians and physical theatre performers, the show completed a 9 month run at the RSC Stratford upon Avon before touring nationally (Battersea Arts Centre, Bristol Hippodrome, Birmingham Rep, Plymouth Theatre Royal, Hall for Cornwall, Northern Stage, West Yorkshire Playhouse) and internationally to Spoleto Festival, South Carolina, USA.

Don John Trailer


  • “The chorus is formed with personnel from Kneehigh’s dance company neighbours in Cornwall, Cscape, who beef up the ensemble scenes with grace and vigour.”

    , Independent

  • “The well-placed and maturely-directed elements of dance from Cscape add another level to the visual richness of this production and there are some great physical images in this show: hanging off rafters, bending over tables, swinging around chairs in a deserted church.”

    , What’s on Theatre