Trygve (pronounced "trig-vee") 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, was nominated for a Total Theatre Award, and is about to go on an international tour starting in Scandinavia and ending in Australia.
Trygve also works as a teacher and workshop leader. He has taught at Ecole Philippe Gaulier, leading movement and impro classes around the styles of Neutral Mask, Greek Tragedy, and Clown. He's often leading short workshops in various cities as he continues to tour.
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.
★★★★ “It sounds mad, and it is. But in Wakenshaw’s masterful hands the audience completely buys into the physical and narrative laws of his world.” Fest Mag, UK
★★★★ "Well-executed and charming physical comedy... a real and sophisticated piece of art." Broadway Baby, UK
The Thing From The Place