Shakespeare's Globe

King Mark played by Mike Shepherd

Tristan & Yseult (2017)
Written by: Carl Grose and Anna Maria Murphy

Mike is an actor, director, teacher and the artistic director of Kneehigh.

He started Kneehigh in 1980 and has worked almost exclusively for the company ever since. Mike is a pioneer of Kneehigh’s transportable venue the Asylum and actively involved in the Kneehigh Rambles. Rambles have recently been themed Run for your Life and as well as having worked with special groups and individuals in Cornwall, they have worked with refugees in the Calais Jungle and the homeless in Bogotá, Colombia

Previous theatre includes: Tristan and Yseult, Steptoe and Son, Midnight’s Pumpkin, The Red Shoes, The Bacchae, Cymbeline, The Wooden Frock, A Matter of Life and Deathand Don John (Kneehigh). 

Film includes: Anna Karenina and Pan.

Work as director includes: Dead Dog in a Suitcase (Kneehigh, UK and International tour); The Very Old Man with Enormous Wings (Little Angel Theatre, Islington) and The Tin Drum (Kneehigh, 2017 Tour).