In the 2 hour workshop students will learn some classic stage combat techniques, pushing, grabbing, slapping and punching.

An unarmed fight will be taught, broken down and performed.  As we are all working remotely we will have to pretend the other person is there, imagination is the key.

I will also share and adapt a recent knife fight for the National Theatres Romeo and Juliet film, which will have been broadcast on Sky Arts, starring Josh O'Connor on 4 April at 9pm and PBS on 23 April.

No equipment will be required, just a bit of space and a great imagination.

Stage Combat Workshop

All Levels

Lead by... 



Kate Waters (West End, National Theatre, RSC and television)





You can pick either April 10th or 11th. Both classes will be the same. 

Time (BST)

6 - 8pm


Online via Zoom

No of Classes


important info



This class is for all levels and ages

This class requires no equipment

All Levels

Kate's Impressive Resume

For the National Theatre:

Small Island, Salome,The Plough and The Stars, Othello, As You Like It, Our Country’s Good, Rules For Living, Hotel, Dara, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (also West End), The Comedy of Errors, One Man Two Guvnors (also West End), Frankenstein, Season’s Greetings, Hamlet, Women Beware Women and War Horse (also West End).

A Selection of Recent Work includes:

Man of La Mancha, (London Coliseum), The Lieutenant of Innishmore (Michael Grandage Co), Kiss Me Kate (Sheffield Crucible), Blood Wedding & The Convert (Young Vic), Hand To God (West End), King Lear (Chichester Festival Theatre & West End) The Last Goodbye (The Old Globe, San Diego, California), Cyrano De Bergerec,The Maids, Macbeth, Richard III, East Is East, The Ruling Class, The Hothouse, The Pride (Jamie Lloyd Company) Romeo & Juliet and Hamlet (Leeds Playhouse), Liberian Girl (Royal Court), Urinetown The Musical (St James Theatre & West End), Don Giovanni (Royal Opera House), From Here To Eternity (West End), Sweat (Donmar Warehouse & West End), Julius Caesar & Henry IV (Donmar Warehouse, Kings Cross Theatre & St Ann’s Warehouse NYC}, Venice Preserved, Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, Two Noble Kinsmen, Hamlet, Titus Andronicus, King Lear, Loves Sacrifice, Dr Faustus, (RSC); Noises Off (Old Vic and West End);The Duchess of Malfi and Sweet Bird of Youth (Old Vic); Jesus Christ Superstar (Regents Park Open Air Theatre & The Barbican), Evita, Peter Pan, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Porgy & Bess and Lord of the Flies  (Regent’s Park Open Air)