Shotput, born in Glasgow, 2018.

From the body up. Shotput makes work about the darker corners of contemporary experience with athleticism, humour and a healthy sense of the absurd. We are more sensual than logical.

The world is our material. We hope our theatre speaks directly to our contemporary moment. 

Human themes, political aims. We come from a tradition of theatre that celebrates the radical act of being together. We reject modern privatisation and anonymity, emphasising the live-ness of performance.

Audiences. We aim to touch audiences across the dance/theatre spectrum, offering a kinetic experience that touches on the big themes of today.

Directors. Shotput is founded and led by Jim Manganello and Lucy Ireland. More information about them here.


Photograph by Tommy Ga-Ken Wan.