Liam Gifford

Theatre-Maker I Teacher I Engagement 

Liam is a theatre-maker, qualified teacher and engagement professional specialising in leading community projects, directing plays and devising new work with and for experienced and non-experienced theatre-makers of all ages and backgrounds.

Having initially trained at Dartington College of Arts where he gained a BA Hons. Theatre degree, Liam later achieved his PGCE qualified teacher status in Drama at Aberystwyth University. Liam has trained under such leading practitioners including Tim Etchells (Forced Entertainment), Ned Bennett, Punchdrunk, Baktruppen, Mike Shepperd (Kneehigh), Simon Murray, Bill Mitchell (Kneehigh and Wildworks) and Spymonkey amongst others. 

Liam has a wealth of performance experience as both director and performer which has seen him perform at festivals and venues across the UK. This has included an R&D residency with Theatre Royal Bath in their The Ustinov theatre; performing at the inaugural BE Festival in Birmingham; and being invited to perform at the Neu/Now festival in Vilnius, Lithuania after his graduating piece was judged to be the best theatre piece by graduates in Europe in 2009. He has been the founding member of three theatre companies in the South West, creating work in response to key social issues and performing new writing by young playwrights. 

Although his specialism is in devised theatre, Liam is also able to lead workshops in all aspects of theatre and performance including acting, design, directing, dramaturgy, physical theatre, stage combat, theatre history and use of voice.