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Mitch Mitchelson – Comedy

Mitch will be tutoring at StageWise 2020.

Mitch Mitchelson - StageWise - Acting & ClowningMitch Mitchelson is a free-lance director, teacher and performer. He has worked extensively at drama schools and universities in the UK.

He has run workshops for the National Theatre (UK), Royal Shakespeare Company and National Youth Theatre (UK). He also has an international profile running workshops in Hong Kong, France, Italy, Austria, Belgium and Ireland and Luxembourg.

He collaborated with the Turner prize artist Jeremy Deller on re-enactments of the routines of Jacques Tati on the beaches of Folkstone. As a film consultant for the National Centre for Circus Arts, he work-shopped and introduced the Harry Potter actor Danial Radcliffe to clowning and slapstick. Mitch recently renewed his acquaintance with Daniel Radcliffe, working with him on physical routines for the Samuel Beckett play “Endgame” at the Old Vic Theatre, London.

He has run workshops in the art of farce for the Bernard Shaw Theatre in Carlow, Ireland.

Directing projects include Arnold Wesker’s “The Kitchen” for Fourth Monkey Theatre Company, “Lysistrita” for actors of Dionysus, devised productions of the works of Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Italo Calvino for Theatre On Your Door Step, Twickenham, London, and one-act plays by Dario Fo and Feydeau for a student drama festival at St Mary’s University, London. He has recently worked as an associate director for Osborne and What, adapting and co-directing a circus theatre version of William Wharton’s novel “Birdy” for a national tour. He has just completed an intensive programme on theatre devising producing one-act plays with young acting students.  He recently directed Alan Ayckbourn’s “A Small Family Business” at Theatre on Your Doorstop, Twickenham, London. 

Mitch’s Recent Theatre Labs:

  • Ramor Theatre in Virginia, Co Cavan
  • New World Theatre Company in Luxembourg
  • Social drama in Folkestone, England
  • Commedia with Intermission Youth Theatre in London