Ramesh Meyyappan is a theatre creator who develops performances using an eclectic mix of visual and physical theatre styles. Ramesh continually seeks to develop and extend his theatrical visual vocabulary, incorporating techniques such as circus, bouffon, puppetry and illusion within his work. He enjoys the challenge of creating strong narrative visual work. His work has toured to over 20 countries to much critical acclaim.
He has been nominated four times for Best Actor at the Life! Theatre Awards (Singapore) and awarded the accolade twice, once for GIN & TONIC & PASSING TRAINS (based on an inspiration from Charles Dickens’ The Signalman) and a second time for SNAILS AND KETCHUP. SNAILS & KETCHUP & SKEWERED SNAILS were commissioned by the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad project Unlimited. Snails & Ketchup was nominated for Total Theatre Awards UK and was also selected as one of the Critics Picks of The Year Singapore.
Ramesh’s last production BUTTERFLY – a striking adaptation of Madame Butterfly that incorporated puppetry – premiered at the Esplanade, Singapore before being presented in Scotland as part of Manipulate Festival, and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe as part of the British Council Showcase and Made in Scotland Showcase. BUTTERFLY toured to Europe and New York (2016) as part of the Brits Off Broadway Festival.
OFF KILTER, his latest production is a solo performance that makes use of great physicality and illusions. Off Kilter premiered at The Tron (Glasgow) as part of Mayfesto 2017.
Ramesh is currently teaching the module he developed – Visual Theatre Module (BA Performance in BSL/English) at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow, Scotland.
“Ramesh is an artist who seeks out courage, hope and redemptive transformation in his story-telling” HERALD SCOTLAND