1. a persons state of mind
2. a neutralising or counterbalancing force
Established in 2014 by Artistic Director Finn Morrell, Temper Theatre creates work inspired by pressing socio-political and environmental issues. Using intense physical movement, ensemble dance and fragmented imagery their work aims to resonate with contemporary culture. The name ‘temper’ means ‘a state of mind’. Temper combine movement, light and sound with the express interest of enticing moments of honest, emotional response from audiences in the UK and around the world.
'the production conjures a place of darkness and howling winds'
- The Guardian
'The audience are kidnapped from their comfort behind the fourth wall and are helplessly thrust into new emotional territory'
- The Upcoming
Finn founded Temper Theatre in 2014 in Cambridge UK, with the support of award winning directors Rich Rusk and Richard Fredman, and is now touring his work in the UK and Internationally.
He was mentored by Rich Rusk (International Director and Associate Director, Gecko Theatre), and has since worked closely with dancers from Hofesh Shechter Dance Company and other leading practitioners both in the UK and in Asia to create a multi- disciplinary approach to Physical Theatre. Finn is an associate lecturer at East 15 Drama School and worked alongside Penny Greenland MBE for 5 years as a Developmental Movement Specialist for JABADAO (The National Centre of Movement Learning and Health), which actively creates more opportunities for people of all ages and energies across the UK to be physically playful - often with the early years, SEN and Dementia sectors.
Before the pandemic, Finn was working in China on 'SHAN HAI JING' an original production in collaboration with Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre. He is now working in London on the development of Temper’s newest work HOLM, opening at Jacksons Lane in October 2022.
“I like to create worlds on stage through light, movement, SFX and complex immersive sound design. My work combines different elements to generate a surrealist relatability. It is designed to inspire audiences and stimulate their imaginations, allowing them to consider the world around us through an unusual lens.”