This award-winning, critically acclaimed physical comedy is all about the power of a squid's imagination, A Fisherman recounting his past love, and the links that bring the two together.
Performed on an empty stage, Trygve summons treadmills, bags of crisps, a lion, a dog, a girlfriend and the romance of Jacques Brel with his bendy limbs, rubbery face, and loopy word-play.
Trygve's playfulness bounces around the stage and even spills out into the auditorium where the audience are invited and encouraged to play along; eating imaginary crisps and believing in the world that is both there and not there.
2013. Status: Endangered
Trygve's second solo show has achieved an even higher cult celebrity than his previous SQUIDBOY, winning awards and selling out at multiple festivals since it was first created in early 2014.
Originally developed in residency at Det Andre Teateret in Oslo KRAKEN is a “masterful... wonderfully absurd” (Fest) one man show performed using mime and mouthsounds and the imagination of its audience.
Readied by the opening idiotic strip-tease the audience are prepared to follow where-ever this masterful fool wants to take the show. Trygve takes the audience from fun with unicorns, to sword-swallowing, to snake charming, weight-lifting, beatboxing, self boxing, and the birth of a baby elephant. It's a strange world with never-ending laughter and the occasional request that the audience will take part in this game.
2015. Status: Active
NAUTILUS is the third and final instalment in the Underwater Trilogy of solo-shows with aquatic titles.
Our hero twists and contorts himself into different characters. Smart animals meet stupid humans. A dinosaur prepares himself for a long slumber. Jesus walks on water. Rapunzel looks for love.
These sketches are carefully interwoven and characters return in unexpected situations.
This energetic and hilarious show contains scenes of mime with undertones of veganism, jokes, comedy, cowboys, stagehands, and crabs.
Trygve Versus A Baby
2017. Status: In Production
This new performance from Foster’s Comedy Nominee Trygve Wakenshaw aims to answer a question that has plagued mankind since the dawn of time: what’s more entertaining – a world famous mime, or a standard baby?
In this new creation, Trygve plays opposite his own one year old baby, Phineas, inducting him into the family business as early as possible. Expect double the cartoonish comedy as Trygve attempts not to be upstaged by this fledgling performer.
2017. Status: Active
Picture the most mundane place imaginable descending into a world of absurdist fantasy. That’s what physical comedians Trygve Wakenshaw and Barnie Duncan have created for their new show, Different Party.
Business drones Grareth Krubb and Dennis Chang whittle away the minutes in the barren office of Ruck’s Leather Interiors, patiently waiting for the phone call that may or may not give them something to actually do. In between the drudgery of the 9-5, the minutiae of office existence are transformed into incredible slapstick as these two clown and comedy performers come together to create something greater than the sum of its parts. Dialogue is minimal, but jokes are plentiful, in this extraordinary celebration of the banal.
This shows huge success at Edinburgh Fringe was followed up with a sold out season at Soho Theatre as part of the London International Mime Festival 2018.