Chris Thorpe


Chris Thorpe

Chris is a writer and performer from Manchester. Work as a playwright includes There Has Possibly Been an Incident and The Mysteries for the Royal Exchange in Manchester, where he is an Associate Artist, Victory Condition and The Milk of Human Kindness  for the Royal Court, Beowulf for the Unicorn and Chorus for the Gate. He has work in development with the Royal Court, Staatstheater Mainz and the National Theatre of Portugal among others.

Chris has an ongoing collaborative relationship with director Rachel Chavkin of New York's TEAM. The first piece they made as writer/performer and director, Confirmation, tours and is produced internationally, as does their second show, Status.
Other workincludes The Shape of the Pain, a one-woman show witrh director Rachel Bagshaw/China Plate and The Oh Fuck Moment and I Wish I Was Lonely with poet Hannah Jane Walker.

He has also written four plays for Portuguese experimental company Mala Voadora as well as and worked with many artists including Forest Fringe, Belarus Free Theatre, Slung Low and RashDash.

He was a founder member of Unlimited Theatre and is a member of Live Art/Performance company Third Angel. He plays guitar in Lucy Ellinson’s sludge metal/verbatim politics project #TORYCORE