photo by Jess Bonham

photo by Jess Bonham

Trygve Wakenshaw

Pronounced "trig-vee"

Trygve is an award winning performer. From growing up and learning much in New Zealand, he went to study with Philippe Gaulier for two years from 2008. He is now based in London - although due to a busy year long touring schedule he is more often away from his new home.

His first solo show SQUIDBOY picked up awards for Best Performance at the Auckland Fringe 2013 and Chapman Tripp Award for Most Original Production 2013. It enjoyed a sell-out season in Edinburgh Fringe 2013, and has become mysteriously something of a cult show.

KRAKEN is Trygve's second solo show. Still in the early stages of it's life it picked up the Underbelly Edinburgh Award, Adelaide. It was also nominated for both the Barry Award and the Golden Gibbo award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and won the Fred Award at the NZ International Comedy Festival. He's very excited about this great new show.

If you look carefully Trygve can be found touring festivals and performing around Australia, New Zealand, UK.

Trygve has produced work both under the Theatre Beating banner, and alongside Don't Be Lonely, which is not only GREAT advice but also a great production company lead by the brilliant Stephanie Brotchie

Theatre Beating

In 2003 Trygve and his great friend and collaborator, Barnie Duncan, created a company together, Theatre Beating. Soon they joined forces with Geoff Pinfield, and so the greatness began. In the 10 years of working together they have created 11 shows between them, worked with some truly excellent people, proved themselves as a strong and leading physical comedy company with brains, and picked up awards with their tanned and muscular arms. Their show The Magic Chicken is touring Australian cities throughout 2014, and their latest creation The Thing From The Place begins it's debut tour of New Zealand from September 2014.