Sean Kempton
Sean Kempton

Sean Kempton

Sean is an international performer, director and teacher who specializes in contemporary clown, circus and ensemble based theatre.

He trained as an actor at Rose Bruford School of Speech and Drama and as a circus performer at the National Centre of Circus Arts. However most of his training has been developed by trial and error and learning from some brilliant practitioners.

He has had an incredibly diverse career spanning all forms of performance.  As an actor touring the UK extensively in rep, the West End and at the Royal National Theatre Studios.  He has had a hugely successful circus career being a long time staple clown for Cirque Du Soleil (Varekai, Kooza, Quidam) creating work and performing for Franco Dragone’s Le Reve in Las Vegas and throwing himself around at great heights at the Millenium Dome.

Sean was a co-founder of the the Generating Company and directed their first three shows.  He now works as a freelance director for circus, cabaret and theatre.  Alongside all this work he is a passionate teacher focusing on clown, physical performance and material creation.

Sean has just completed creating Filibuster for Tom Gaskin a solo Juggling clown show which will be touring next year. His show “Bohemia”, a coproduction between Underbelly festival and Black Cat Cabaret, has just completed a successful run on the South Bank London.

He has developed material for a large scale arena show which will open in Macau in January 2019 .He is currently performing for Cirque Du Soleil in Kooza in Korea and New Zealand until Early 2019 . He will be rehearsing for “The Bridge” an outdoor site specific show developed for Coventry city of culture.He will be directing a tap show called “One Trick Pony” which will tour at the end of the year.Sean is currently developing a show called A Simple Story to premier in June. Watch this space for the development of new shows for this year and next.

 

https://seankempton.com