The Core Team

TYRRELL JONES is Co-Artistic Director of Knaïve Theatre, he creates contemporary political theatre and work which provokes discussion and debate. With Knaїve Theatre Tyrrell Jones adapted and directed Karel Čapek’s War with the Newts for national touring throughout 2018. He directed and co-wrote Knaїve Theatre’s multi award winning Bin Laden: The One Man Show (extensive international touring) as well as Knaїve Theatre’s other pieces to date. Upcoming projects include Us. by Kamal Kaan & Covid Lockdown Breath Machine by Lavinia Murray. He also directed and adapted Impermanence Dance Theatre’s Baal (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester & Bristol Old Vic). As an Assistant / Associate Director he has worked with Indhu Rubasingham, Chris Goode, Mark Rosenblatt, Lucian Msamati, Amy Leach, Max Webster & James Brining.He trained on the MFA in Theatre Directing at Birkbeck in 2015 after receiving his MA in Politics at Cambridge University. He has also worked as a director for School of Performance and Cultural Industries at the University of Leeds.
If you want to know more you can view his CV here.

SAM REDWAY believes in using Theatre to empower others; communities, emerging & developing artists, overlooked people & unheard voices and those with ideas bigger/bolder than their experience. He brings this ethos into his work as a theatre-maker, dramaturg and co-Artistic Director of Knaïve Theatre. 


With Knaïve he performed & dramaturged War With The Newts, wrote and performed the interactive schools project, Antarctica, and co-wrote and performs Bin Laden: The One Man Show. He is currently dramaturg on both COVID Lockdown Breath Machine and USAs a dramaturg he has developed Plate (HER Productions), Daddies (Patrick Maguire) as well as many others through Manchester ADP. He regularly works with non-theatre communities to empower them to create their own political theatre and has directed a Modern Mystery Play, The Fall for Ungdomskirken, Aarhus and a large scale outdoor piece of community theatre, Macclesfield Potato Riot. He also writes a libretti, Women Conduct (Size Zero Opera), Here Nor There Cummings and Goerings (Royal Academy of Music) and is a regular movement consultant for Laura Bowler's New Music Theatre works, including FFF and Antarctica. He trained at RADA on the MA Theatre Lab (2014)

Directing work includes GOLD (Laura Bowler & Riot Ensemble), Mike Bartlett's Contractions (Play With Fire) & Dead Tree Gives No Shelter (Self Produced).

He has also devised with many companies nationally and internationally, including: Theatre Ad Infititum, Familia De La Noche, Dangerous to Know, Manchester Camerata, Smoking Apples, Hiccup Theatre and Engine House Productions.

We are about as small as they come. Just two colleagues who decided to make their first professional show together. It was a terrifyingly controversial show which took us all over the world and we have stayed together ever since.

Because we are such a tiny enterprise that means we love to collaborate. We are always looking for exciting people to work with and to inspire us.

So if you have something you think we might be interested in, which fits in with our ideals please get in touch.