THIRD, as we went along, we saw a man no bigger than a jug standing in the road. 'Who are you?' we asked. 'I'm the shortest man in the world,' he said.
GRAVITY FIELDS FESTIVAL
Gravity Fields Festival is inspired by Grantham’s most famous son, Sir Isaac Newton, who was born and raised at nearby Woolsthorpe Manor and went to the King’s School here in Grantham.
To celebrate the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s famous journey to the South Pacific on board HMS Endeavour with Lincolnshire botanist Sir Joseph Banks, this year’s theme was ‘Voyages of Discovery’. I worked with Festival curator Rosemary Richards, one of Europes most celebrated carnival companies in Shademakers, a most of schools and community group and South Kesteven District Council to make this happen.
THE MIDNIGHT GANG
'Midnight is the time when all children are fast asleep... except of course for... The Midnight Gang! That is when their adventures are just beginning.'
Premiering at the Brighton Open Air Theatre Festival on May 16th,and then going on a three month UK wide tour, The Midnight Gang tells the surprising, uplifting and, of course, hilarious story of five children on a hospital ward. At its heart it is a classic tale of children who form wonderful friendships and go in search of adventure.
When Tom gets hit by a cricket ball and wakes up on a ward in the huge, ancient pile that is Lord Funt Hospital, it looks like he has entered a very scary place indeed.
The first person he meets when he opens his eyes is a terrifying-looking porter and soon after he meets the mean-spirited matron; Tom's prospects were not looking good.
Until, that is, he meets - and better yet, joins - the coolest gang there is: The Midnight Gang. The Midnight Gang are a group of young patients who wait until the rest of the hospital are asleep before they go on the hunt for adventures…
The fun, it would seem, has only just begun for Tom.
Director: Kristoffer Huball
THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHT
On Sunday 17th December, Bromsgrove Town Centre played host to a spectacular lantern parade,The Festival of Light 2017.
This project was created in partnership with Artrix, NWedR and Bromsgrove District Council and attracted around one thousand people to Bromsgrove’s High Street to participate in a community celebration of togetherness, light and the Winter season.
Director/writer: Kristoffer Huball Producer: Kristoffer Huball and Atrix Art Centre Community Engagement: Tom Craig, Ella Jude, Sarah Burnett Puppet: 101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space (Martin West and Dave Young) and Beautiful Creatures Music: The Destroyers Samba: Someone at the Door Samba Band
THE INTERGALACTIC CARAVAN
The Intergalactic Caravan is a performance opportunity for the over 60's.
Working together to transform an old caravan into a spaceship and directed by me, participants will perform, or support the making of, The Intergalactic Caravan, a 20 minute family friendly show, to be premiered at Boomtown, Festival, before heading out on tour again in 2018.
Alongside this they will also be trained in street clowning and perform as a walk about artist at the festival, interacting with the public in a performative capacity, providing full direction and training provided at the 101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space in Newbury.
Director: Kristoffer Huball
Writer: Kristoffer Huball
Producer - Kristoffer Huball supported by the 101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space.
Designers (Costume and set): Alberta Jones, May Clyne and Cherry Truluck
Makers: Colin Eales, Martin West, Nigel Clarke, Deborah Sowerby, Olivia Stephenson
Sound Design: Paul Smith
GREENHAM: WAR AND PEACE
GREENHAM: 100 YEARS OF WAR AND PEACE was a piece of large scale, site specific theatre that took place on the ex-US cruise missile base on Greenham Common in September 2017. Working alongside director Sophie Austin, we saw audiences of around four to five thousand attend each night, watching a local community ensemble of around four hundred perform alongside a core cast of professionals.
Written by Beth Flintoff
Music by Nick Bicât
Performance Director Sophie Austin. Assistant Director: Kristoffer Huball
Creative Director & Producer Rosa Productions
A large cast of local performers, choir, musicians, artists and re-enactors with Paola Dionisotti and other professional performers
MURDER ON THE TERRACE
Murder on the Terrace is currently on a UK until September. Tour venues and tickets and can be found here.
The scene is set: a respectable garden party to celebrate Lord Cava’s retirement and the handing over of his sparkling wine empire to his nephew, Charles. It is no secret that Charles intends to shut down the business and convert Lord Cava’s Manor (The Cavary) into a conference centre.
Unsurprisingly, Charles is later found dead, poisoned, clutching Hercule – Lord Cava’s beloved pet parrot. The garden party is thrown into disarray, the sardonic Inspector Back arrives to investigate and the twists and turns of a whodunit both puzzle and entertain alongside dangerous amounts of humour.
Incorporating clowning, farce, physical comedy, dance numbers and audience interaction, can you solve the mystery?
Running time 2.5 hours inclusive of a 20 minute interval
Suitable for 12+
Director- Kristoffer Huball
Producer - Heartbreak productions
Lord Cava/Wibble: Ben Bruckshaw Lady Cava/Mrs Hughes Design: Samantha Moorehouse
James/Sebastian: Ben Baeza
Inspector Back/Charles Cava: Matthew Cooper
SKY was a piece of instillation theatre based in St.Nicholas's playground, Newbury. It was a story of conscientious objection during World War 2. Working with a community choir of 100 young people and a core ensemble of actors, we challenged the audience to unravel perceptions of what warfare means on a social, domestic and international level. Over the course of one hour the choir performed whilst we turned the playground into a war zone, using fire, pyrotechnics, artem and a 360-degree original soundscape incorporating foley design and verbatim text from local children. The piece culminated in a large flaming CND sign coming outof the sky and a flashmob protest against nuclear warfare.
Director- Kristoffer Huball Assistant Director: Scarlet Quittenton
Core cast- Tom May, Mike Huxtible, Max Whitby, Adam West Ensemble and choir: St. Nicholas's Primary School
Producer: Kerrie Walker Sound Design: Graeme Leake and Holly Greader
Costume Designer: Charlotte Gilliam
Set Design: Charlotte Gilliam
Crossing Lines was a collaboration between 101 and the German large sale theatre company PAN.OPTIKUM. This project ran across ten partners in seven European countries and was funded by Creative Europe. In the UK our piece was set on the ex-US cruise missile base on New Greenham Common. Working with Tongue-Fu Slam Champion Solomon O.B we used promenade performance, rap, spoken word, contemporary and urban dance and large scale video mapping to engage an ensemble of hard to reach young people as they ended their performance on an abandoned fire plane. This is the first stage of the project, with members of the cast revisiting it again next year on tour in Denmark, Norway, Spain, Germany, Romania , Russia and Poland.
Director: Sigrun Fritsch Assistant Director: Kristoffer Huball Choreographer: Heinrich Herman Producer: Simon Chatteron
Solomon O.B, Paige MacKay, Marin Karakaya, Myles Swan, Bea Cathro-Wears, Ellen McCann
THE DANK PARISH
Macbeth by Six Foot Stories was a demented retelling of Shakespeare's bloody and thrilling classic, three gnarly fortune tellers live apart from decent society, amongst the rats in an old junk yard. Eager to teach the selfish world of man a lesson, they prepare a fortune reading that will destroy a throne and everything around it...
This piece was performed by only three actors, all multi-rolling, in an immersive set made entirely of recycled objects.
Director: Martin West Movement director: Kristoffer Huball Producer: Six Foot Stories
Nigel Munson, Jake Hassam, Will Bridges
THE SCAR TEST
The Scar Test was supported by The Arcola Theatre, Mark Rylance and Zadie Smith and used different languages, physical theatre and verbatim interviews to explores a time you may know but a place that you may not inside the Yarlswood Denteton Centre for immigrants.
Following our first performances there was a free post-show discussion about the political situation behind the play with guest panellists.
Ticket proceeds were donated to the Yarslwood Befrienders charity.
Cast: Claire Chate, Taghrid Choucair-Vizoso, Charity Dooshima Or, Waleed Elgadi, John Gregor, Holly Kavanagh, Debbie Korley, Nadia Nadif, Eileen Nicholas, Arinder Sadhra.
Director: Audrey Sheffield Writer: Hannah Khalil Producers: Nadia Nadif and Cassie Raine Movement Director: Kristoffer Huball Vocal Coach: Fanos Xenofos Stage Manager: Maia Alvarez Stratford
Catalina.Spain. 1501. The Inquisition. Banned clothes, burned books, forced religious conversions or exile.Two immigrants leave for the English court. One is Katherine, Spanish princess and future Queen of England. The other, her Moorish servant Catalina, is privy to secrets that will change the future of England forever…
Four actors play Tudor characters you’ll recognise (and some that you won’t) using storytelling, physical theatre and humour to explore a time you may know but a world that you may not.
This piece was supported by Colchester Arts Centre and Ovalhouse.
Director: Daniel Goldman. Writer: Hassan Abdulrazzak. Designer: Emma Jesse. Producer: Nadia Nadif. Movement Director: Kristoffer Huball. Voice Coach: Fanos Xenofos. Historian: Lauren Johnson. Stage Manager: Maia Alvarez Stratford.
Cast: Zainab Hasan, Nadia Nadif, Leon Stewart, Nicholas Waters.
THE FLYING ROAST GOOSE
Flying Roast Goose was a story about food, survival and hope, told through the eyes of a Cantonese chef and her pet goose and set in war-torn Hong Kong during the Japanese occupation in the 1940s.
Using physical theatre, puppetry and object manipulation, this original piece delved into a dark chapter of Hong Kong’s history with playfulness and kitchen utensils as part ofthe June 2014 season at the Blue Elephant Theatre, Camberwell.
Writer- Paula Sui
Director- David Ralfe
Cast- Paula Sui, Jane Crawshaw, Kristoffer Hubball
Set and Puppet Designer/Maker- Oliver Smart
Costume Designer/Maker, Set Finisher- Nerea Villares
Assistant Puppet Maker- Amber Donovan
Assistant Set Finisher- Emilia Liberatore
"The emotional gravity communicated by this wooden goose is so strong that it received louder applause than the hugely talented performers behind it."
Ice Age Art: Arrival of the Modern Mind - Choreography for The British Museum on The Female Gaze
This piece of choreography supported the exhibited masterpieces from the last Ice Age, created between 40,000 and 10,000 years ago, and drawn from all across Europe in a groundbreaking show and presented alongside modern works by Henry Moore, Mondrian and Matisse, illustrating the fundamental human desire to communicate and make art as a way of understanding ourselves and our place in the world.
The Female Gaze looked specifically at the sculptures of the female form to explore the representations of women in both Ice Age and contemporary art.
Choreography: Kristoffer Huball Film: James Peachy
THE BERKSHIRE GIANT
The Berkshire Giant was a collaboration between Galway based Macnas and the Newbury Corn Exchange Theatre. The project resulted in an array of performance as part of the Cultural Olympiad based on the 600 year old stone effigies that lie in Aldworth Church . It involved community casts, professional perfromers, a street show, a parade and an off site spectacle where we summoned the giant amidst fire and drumming.
Director: Nolene Kavanagh Producer: Simon Chatterton Makers: Martin West, Dave Young
Clown ensemble: Kristoffer Huball, Will Strange, Lee Hart, Britt Jurgenson and Helen Gregg.