About

About

I am an actor, writer and cartoonist based in London.

CARTOONS & DESIGN

I draw cartoons on a fairly regular basis and do some freelance design work. More details of these can be found on this site under Cartoons and Design.

FILM & ANIMATION

I create short animations (found under Animation) and edit video, predominantly for Rhum and Clay Theatre Company.

WRITING

I have co-created a children's activity book called Make Faces (published by Ivy Press).

I have also written several pieces for the stage:

Last Night Things Happened, Underbelly (Edinburgh Festival Fringe), 2009

It Falls, Theatre 503 (Rapid Write Response, 2011 and Rapid Write Rewind, 2012)

The MartyrTheatre 503 (Rapid Write Response, 2012).

I am currently working on Woodcutterwhich has had a reading at Theatre 503, and a currently untitled play about war profiteering.

More details on this can be found under Writing.

ACTING

I have acted in numerous productions, most frequently with Rhum and Clay Theatre Company. My full CV and filmed performances can be found under Christopher Elwood (my stage name).

RHUM AND CLAY THEATRE COMPANY

I trained for two years at l'Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris, where I formed Rhum and Clay Theatre Company, of which I am still Co-Artistic Director. Our style is highly physical, frequently mixing mime, circus and acrobatics. Our productions have been consistently well reviewed, garnering four and five star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe and on tour. Our shows:

Optic (2010) Toured in the UK and Wales.

Shutterland (2011/12) Premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011, before touring the UK and Germany in 2012.

A Strange Wild Song (2012/13) Premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012, followed by two residencies at The Bike Shed Theatre in Exeter (November 2012, November 2013) and national tours in Spring/Autumn 2013. 

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (2013) A co-production with the Watermill Theatre. Created by Rhum and Clay and Beth Flintoff. The show toured rurally and had a two week run at the Watermill Theatre.

The Man in the Moone (2013) Premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013, followed by performances in London and a residency at the Bike Shed Theatre in Exeter (November 2013).

Hardboiled: The Fall of Sam Shadow (2014). A co-production with the Watermill Theatre.

64 SQUARES (2014). Premiering at New Diorama Theatre, September 2014.

We also facilitate a large number of workshops for a wide range of students, from school age to adult and professional development.