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Unarmed Stage Combat


Production reviews...

"...Exceptional stage the finale I was in Panto heaven."


- Angie Millard, York Calling, 7th Dec, 2022

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"...Far better is the impact of Duncan Woodruff’s fight direction for Hook’s clashes with magic-powered fairy Tinkerbell, Elizabeth and Pan alike."


- Charles Hutchinson, York Press 7th Dec, 2022

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The all new adventures of Peter Pan - Theatre Royal York

"Bright and Epic"

- Angelo Irving, The Stage 7th Dec, 2022

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The Prisoner of Zenda - Quill & Inkling, tour

"...Ivan and Duncan also lifted the sense of theatre with their superb sword-fighting display..."


- East Anglian Theatre Podcast, 24th July, 2022

A word on our Courses...

"Had a great time in Deal doing an unarmed course. Found the teaching entertaining and informative and at a good level that reached each skill group. Would easily attend more classes; would highly recommend this group!"


- Ross Scott, Actor

"Fantastic time on the Unarmed Combat course. Bruised and sore, but loved every minute. Professional teaching and great skills learnt. A must try!"


- Claire Watson, Actress

"I am eternally grateful to Sword and Scoundrel for creating such a safe and supportive atmosphere"

- Elena Kohanoff, Actress

"I had, honestly, the absolute time of my life; it was like being a kid again for a week. 10/10, would recommend!"


- Jill Bearup, Youtube personality, Actress, Writer

A word from our clients...

"Cannot recommend Sword & Scoundrel enough; they recently choreographed and taught a fight scene for one of our plays.

Duncan & Jack were extremely skilled & patient teachers, and the session was really interesting. They were able to tailor the fight choreography to exactly what the play and our actors needed.
Thank you, can't wait to work with you again!"


- Melanie Sacre, Whitstable Playhouse

"Duncan was recommended to me as a weapons expert for National Theatre Wales/Royal Court’s production of On Bear Ridge in 2019. To be honest I wasn’t really sure what kind of support we required but Duncan navigated the requirements of the show with ease and a friendly light touch approach. He was present for rehearsals and tech plus being on call when needed. During the run at the Royal Court we had several issues with the gun on the show and Duncan arranged support throughout until it was resolved even though technically his work on the project had finished. This approach was definitely appreciated by myself and the performer. I would highly recommend Duncan and hope to work with him again in the future."


- Antiona Collins, Stage Manager, Sherman Theatre

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