Company History

 

 

Formed in 1991 (by Kevin Tomlinson and Paul Jenkins, whilst they were studying for their Drama Degrees at Hull University), Kepow are now one of Europe's leading improvisation and mask-based theatre companies and one of Britain's funniest. 


Over the past 21 years Kepow have produced 25 shows and have, in the process, won a "clutch of awards" (the Independent on Sunday). These include: the Sunday Times Playwright Award and the Rose Bruford Trust Directors Award.


The company have toured the world, performing in: Hawaii, New Zealand, Canada (three times), America (twice), Hong Kong (twice), Singapore, Germany, Norway, Bali and Holland. They have, collectively, worked with some of Britain's leading theatres and theatre companies: the National Theatre, the Royal Court Theatre and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.


In recent years, the company have also undertaken numerous rural tours around the UK and are currently on ten schemes: most notably in Cornwall, Wiltshire, Hampshire and Devon.