Bec Applebee

The Bogus

By Nick Darke

During my time with Kneehigh I had the privilege of working with Nick Darke one of Cornwalls greatest playwrights.
He became a close friend and is sorely missed.

The Bogus was one of Nick’s first shows with Kneehigh theatre and this was one of the plays first incarnations, it was later rewritten as the play Koyt. Nick wrote brilliantly for women and in this production I played Alice a dynamite wielding, feisty young woman, looking for revenge.

Peer Gynt

This was my first touring production with Kneehigh.

The show was based on Ibsen’s play Peer Gynt. It was devised by the company and directed by Bill Mitchell, Mike Shepard and Will Colman. We used a combination of mask work, physical theatre, story telling with music by Jim Carey.

This was an outdoor show that toured Cornwall, the Southwest and Holland.

Ghost Nets

A landscape theatre drama and spectacle at the mouth of the Red River, Godrevy.

Fifteen performances were played to audiences of 200, who walked around the site, led by the action. Passengers on Cloudnine airways travelled first class, packaged and pampered by their glamorous hostesses, and arrived at a sun and fun-filled destination, only to discover that their paradise island was under threat.

A team of young volunteers worked with a Kneehigh team and sculptor David Kemp to create the sculptures, costumes and epic performance, using the landscape and the debris to be found in it as a source of material.