Shanghai and Brighton by Trygve Wakenshaw

yep. I'm off to Shanghai for several shows of Nautilus in the Xintiandi Festival 


I loved Shanghai last time I was there but saw such a small part of it. I was in Jian 'an area. It was pretty trendy and I ate delicious vegan Buddhist soups and meals. I hope for more of the same this time. 


if you have any adventure tips please let me know. Maybe I'll have to go check out Punchdrunk's show!? All tips welcomed in the comments.  

Oh, and after that I'm off to Brighton do do a couple of fringe shows. I intent to spend a lot of time in a hotel swimming pool if possible.  

Alright, better go hop on a plane.  


Brighton Fringe by Trygve Wakenshaw

Tomorrow Brighton Fringe kicks off for a month worth of brilliant shows, so i thought i will make a little list of SEVEN SHOWS YOU SHOULD SEE!!

First off, I will plug my show Nautilus. Two shows only at the wonderful The Old Market theatre on the 1st and 2nd of June. (Tickets here). This show has just been to Melbourne Comedy Festival and boy, it has become a refined and sensational piece of physical comedy. 

Second Off, Odjo: King of the Ocean. Again, I'm blowing my own trumpet here. a little bit. I recorded my voice for the "narrator" role on this show. And i spent a week in a room with Ed when he was first wanting to make a new thing. I suspect this will be the lumpy first run of this show, but the man is a powerhouse of manic energy and I'd love to get your opinions on this show. I think he's mad. ;) (tickets here)

Thirdly, Dr Zeiffal, Dr Zeigal and the Hippo That Can Never be Caught! As a new father, i am now deeply aware of the desire to take your children to theatre comedy idiot shows. And This is one which i would be first in line to. Lovely, friendly, funny, silly, charming, hippo, clowns. (tickets here)

Fourth, Jonny & The Baptists: Eat The Poor. Sharp Thinking musical comedy. I think this is the safest bet on my list. These guys are slick and funny and i totally rate them. you will not have disappointment. (tickets here)

Fifthly, Macho Macho. this is my fifth pick and it is not comedy, and it's pretty zeitgeisty in that it's exploring what it means to be gender. But i'm interested in seeing work like this, physical theatre and art pieces from non-english performers. Get in quick to see any of this before the borders are closed and these performers wont come. (tickets here)

Sixly, CABARET FROM THE SHADOWS. I am due for a minigolf battle with this entire troupe of fools and i love them and everything they do. Teatro Pomodoro, You will eat golf turf when i get to brighton. Everyone else, go see these freaks. (tickets here)

Seventhly, ZACH AND VIGGO: THUNDERFLOP. These guys are like my festival boyfriends. They are super hot and really skilled at something probably. Thunderflop is their tried and tested show, It's very good, i get the giggles watching the skill machine. They are also performing another newer show. I haven't seen that one but i think you should. (tickets here)


Brighton Fringe 2017!!!!

Brighton Fringe 2017!!!!

Please leave any other recommendations or opinions in the comments! xx Trygve

Workers Day by Trygve Wakenshaw

All the shops around me are closed. But I did make myself a fantastic coffee this morning. And had a beer for lunch.  

But the sun is out. Everyone is out in parks, walking dogs and babies, heading out of town for a day of picnics. 

Its nice to sit back and think about my unconventional working life. Working the hours that others seek entertainment, the days that others seek rest. And now with a new show to make for Edinburgh Fringe in three months time I will spend the summer in a rehearsal room while others holiday.  

But I like this life. I like that my work gets bottled up and bottlenecks and crams itself into existence then explodes in an exhausting amount of time and then it goes back to stillness.  

Today I'm having a rare moment of stillness at the same time as the country around me. 




I'm going to Melbourne!! by Trygve Wakenshaw

Well, I don't know how often you check in but I could have mentioned this earlier I'm sure.  

Im off to Melbourne (currently standing in security line) to perform a whole lot. Not only am I doing Nautilus and Different Party but I'll be appearing in variety performances around town also. You know, making the most of it.

that is a link to show times and ticket sales. Use it for yourself, treat a friend, buy out a whole show as some sort of cruel joke, do as you wish.  


Ugh, 21 hours of cramped airplane conditions. Here we go!  

Tour of The Netherlands by Trygve Wakenshaw

Coming up! A KRAKEN tour of The Netherlands 🇳🇱

▪️23 March - Stadstheater, Arnhem

▫️24 March - De Agnietenhof, Tiel

▪️25 March - Parkstad Limburg Theaters, Heerlen

▫️27 March - Theater Aan De Parade, 's Hertogenbosch

▪️28 March - Theater De Veste, Delft

▫️29 March - Theater Orpheus, Apeldoorn

▪️30 March - Schouwburg De Lawei, Dracten

▫️31 March - Schouwburg Odeon, Zwolle

▪️1 April - De Oosterpoort, Groningen

Tour of Denmark by Trygve Wakenshaw

I'm in Denmark 🇩🇰 for two weeks with a KRAKEN 🦑 tour schedule that looks like this:

▪️16 February: Kulturhus Kappelborg, Skagen, Denmark

▫️18 February: GJETHUSET, Frederiksværk, Denmark

▪️19 February: Kulturhuset Viften Rødovre, Denmark

▫️21 February: Taastrup Theater, Taastrup, Denmark

▪️22 February: Grønnegades Kasernes Kulturcenter, Naestved, Denmark

▫️23 February: Baltoppen lIVE, Ballerup, Denmark

▪️24 February: Theater Momentum, Odense, Denmark

▫️25 February: Theater Katapult, Aarhus, Denmark

▪️28 February: Randers Egnstheater, Randers, Denmark

▫️1 March: Limfjordsteatret, Nykøbing Mors, Denmark