karla shacklock company ltd
Award-winning choreography and performance
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Karla is regularly commissioned to make works or act as Movement Director for other companies and theatres. Her national profile in this field has grown with considerable momentum over the past few years.

Most recently she has worked with Bristol Old Vic, English Touring Theatre and Theatre by the Lake, and productions she has been involved with have toured internationally, with some collaborations set to transfer to the West End.

Most Recently:
William Wordsworth - A Theatre by the Lake and English Touring Theatre Co-Production.
★★★★★ "A beautifully stylised production, with a fresh new feel for Theatre by the Lake... the choreography between the scenes is enchanting" North West End
★★★★ "Poignant and striking... wonderfully choreographed by movement director Karla Shacklock" The Stage
"Something magical... If you miss it, you'll miss out... What makes the production beautiful is the way they veritably dance their way through the scenes... For once it is not demeaning to say that the set and scene changes are one of the best things in a production." Egremont2Day
"Beautifully staged, powerfully acted... Funny, moving, highly recommended" Cumbria Life
"Spectacular... a visual treat" Keswick Reminder
"Inspirational, dramatic, human, entertaining and hopeful" Penrith Today

★★★★★ "This is a chamber piece worthy of a place among the best Restoration-style comedies"
The Independent


★★★★ "A knowing production which encourages us to swallow this entertaining package with ease before making us choke on harsh reality."
The Guardian

★★★★ "...rather brilliantly combines critical intelligence with rollicking playfullness"
The Times

★★★★ "satisfying mix of raunch and melancholy"
The Observer

★★★★
The Sunday Times

★★★★★ "A must-see coup for Bristol"
The Bristol Post

★★★★
The Stage

★★★★★ "Dance takes the place of action in many of the games, and it is here that Tom Morris' direction is at its best - helped by professional dancer Shacklock in her other role as movement director."
Bristol Culture

★★★★ "Even better is the dazzling use, by movement director Karla Shacklock of the national characteristics and sounds of England's early-round opponents to chart our pathway through to the hilarious, but also somehow gripping, choreography of the final itself."
The Stage

★★★★ "They are a multi-talented bunch, but for me special praise was particularly deserved by Movement Director Karla Shacklock."
The Independent

★★★★ "It tickles your funny bones and sends your spirits soaring with a winning combination of homespun theatricality and family-friendly charm."
The Telegraph



★★★★★ "Choreographed with breathtaking sincerity"
The Guardian


★★★★★ "The displays of physical virtuosity were dazzling and impressive"
The Arts Desk

★★★★★ "Immense style, technical brilliance and emotional communication"
The Birmingham Post


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