Jan Knightley:

Understudy Mr Kipps

Trained with Yat Malmgren and Christopher Fettes at Drama Centre, London.

Worked with Peter Schumann at Bread and Puppet Theater in the U.S.; Nigel Charnock at Volcano Theatre Company in ‘Manifesto’ and 'The Message’; was a founding, core company member of Boilerhouse in Edinburgh - shows included: ‘The Dorm’, ‘Inferno’, ‘Barrabas’, ‘Seizer’ and ‘Headstate’ (devised with Irvine Welsh); did rep. at Musselburgh (‘Hamlet’, 'Noises Off’) and at Queen’s Hall Hexham (‘California Suite’, ‘What the Butler Saw’) ; Communicado - ‘The Legend of St. Julian’ and 'Sacred Hearts’; Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh - ‘Merlin’; Royal National Theatre - ‘Peter Pan’ (two years in a row - I played Nana the dog); Shakespeare’s Globe - ‘The Comedy of Errors’, ‘Augustine’s Oak’, ‘Hamlet’, ‘The Antipodes’, ‘Macbeth’, ‘Twelfth Night’, ‘The Golden Ass’; Lyric, Hammersmith - ‘Pinocchio’ (with Marcello Magni and Paul Hunter); The Folger Theatre, Washington D.C. - ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and ‘Henry IV, part one’; The Shakespeare Theatre, Washington D.C. - ‘Antony and Cleopatra’ and ‘Julius Caesar’; American Shakespeare Center, Virginia - ‘Antony and Cleopatra’, ‘The Winter’s Tale’, ‘Romeo and Juliet’, 'Love’s Labour’s Lost’; Live Arts, Charlottesville, Virginia - ‘Macbeth’; Complicite - ’The Noise of Time’; Steven Berkoff - ‘Messiah’; Opera North - Puck in Benjamin Britten’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’; Royal Shakespeare Company - ’Twelfth Night’, ’TheTempest’ , ’The Comedy of Errors’; Offstage Theatre - ‘Amphibians’; The London Bubble - ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’; Jan has played Macbeth 3 times, Antony in ‘Antony and Cleopatra’ 3 times and Puck in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ 3 times; currently he is part of the chorus of men in Britten's ‘Owen Wingrave’ at Aldeburgh Music at Snape Maltings, working with Neil Bartlett and Struan Leslie.  


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