karla shacklock company ltd
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I am regularly commissioned to make works or act as Movement Director for other companies and theatres. My national profile in this field has grown with considerable momentum over the past decade. Most recently I have worked with Theatre Royal Bath, Brewhouse Theatre, Bristol Old Vic, English Touring Theatre, and productions I have been involved with have been performed at the Southbank Centre, The Barbican, The National Theatre and toured internationally.

Current production:

Pinocchio - Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton - Directed by Emma Williams. Runs 4th - 29th December 2024.

Midnight Mole - Theatre Royal Bath and Cast Theatre Doncaster - Directed by Nik Partridge. Runs December 2024.

"This is simply one of the most beautiful shows for the youngest audiences available... it is hard to imagine anything better to introduce young people to the joy of performance" - Bath Echo

"**** A delightful show! - The Guardian

Past Productions:

Mary and the Matrons - Barnfield Theatre, Exeter Northcott - A Documental Theatre Production - Directed by Sarah Meadows, November 2023

Blood - Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol - Directed by Russel Bolam, July 2023

Midnight Mole - The Egg, Theatre Royal Bath and The Tobacco Factory - Directed by Nik Partridge, December 2022 and 2023

Wind in the Willows - The Brewhouse Theatre - Directed by Anna Fox, December 2021

Marie Antionette - The Egg, Theatre Royal Bath - Directed by Claire O-Reilly, April 2021

Boy - Bootsatsuma Production - Directed by Chloe Masterton, February 2020

To Be a Tiger - Commissioned by The Egg, Theatre Royal Bath - Directed by Nikki Warwick, September 2019

William Wordsworth - A Theatre by the Lake and English Touring Theatre Co-Production - Directed by Michael Oakley, May 2017
"A beautifully stylised production, with a fresh new feel for Theatre by the Lake... the choreography between the scenes is enchanting" - North West End
"Poignant and striking... wonderfully choreographed by movement director Karla Shacklock" - The Stage

Bristol Old Vic - Directed by Michael Oakley

★★★★★ "This is a chamber piece worthy of a place among the best Restoration-style comedies"
The Independent

★★★★ "A knowing production which encourages us to swallow this entertaining package with ease before making us choke on harsh reality."
The Guardian

★★★★ "...rather brilliantly combines critical intelligence with rollicking playfullness"
The Times

★★★★ "satisfying mix of raunch and melancholy"
The Observer

The Sunday Times

★★★★★ "A must-see coup for Bristol"
The Bristol Post

The Stage

Bristol Old Vic - Directed by Tom Morris

★★★★★ "Dance takes the place of action in many of the games, and it is here that Tom Morris' direction is at its best - helped by professional dancer Shacklock in her other role as movement director."
Bristol Culture

★★★★ "Even better is the dazzling use, by movement director Karla Shacklock of the national characteristics and sounds of England's early-round opponents to chart our pathway through to the hilarious, but also somehow gripping, choreography of the final itself."
The Stage

★★★★ "They are a multi-talented bunch, but for me special praise was particularly deserved by Movement Director Karla Shacklock."
The Independent

★★★★ "It tickles your funny bones and sends your spirits soaring with a winning combination of homespun theatricality and family-friendly charm."
The Telegraph

International tour - New London Consort

★★★★★ "Choreographed with breathtaking sincerity"
The Guardian

★★★★★ "The displays of physical virtuosity were dazzling and impressive"
The Arts Desk

★★★★★ "Immense style, technical brilliance and emotional communication"
The Birmingham Post

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