Christopher Harrisson

Christopher Harrisson

Writing, illustration and animation

  • Location: Bristol
  • Career stage: Experienced
  • Freelancer: Available

Writer and illustrator based in Bristol.

"It takes genuine originality to stand out. That's something Christopher Harrisson has in spades" The Stage


Devil's Tower (Close Encounters 40th Anniversary)

Cookin' Made Easy with Mr Zazzizi (pilot)

The North! The North! (theatre show - see below)



The North! The North!
Written, performed, and with animation by Christopher Harrisson

★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine ★★★★ The Stage ★★★★★ British Theatre Guide ★★★★ A Younger Theatre ★★★★ ThreeWeeks ★★★★ Broadway World ★★★★ The Wee Review

I am a Lecoq-trained physical theatre practitioner and theatre maker, with a particular interest in puppetry, mask and animation/film in performance.

My solo work incorporates physically engaged storytelling and my own animations. I'm not that keen on creating autobiographical work, preferring to dabble in magical realism and the absurd.

I am always interested in new collaborations across a range of disciplines, and am available for freelance workshop facilitation in physical theatre (Lecoq and technical skills i.e. mime), graphic fiction and creative writing.

I co-founded theatre ensemble Rhum and Clay in 2010, and was co-artistic director until March 2016. I now work on a freelance basis with other companies, as well as on my own solo pieces.

As an illustrator, I work with pen, ink and watercolour. I have created editorial illustration for various blogs and sites, as well as graphic short stories, book covers and more.

I have co-created a children's activity book called Make Faces (published by Ivy Press).

I have also written several pieces for the stage: 64 SQUARES (Edinburgh Fringe 2015, UK Tour) **** The Guardian, **** The Observer **** The List **** Fest; Last Night Things Happened, Underbelly (Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2009); It Falls, Theatre 503 (Rapid Write Response, 2011 and Rapid Write Rewind, 2012); The Martyr, Theatre 503 (Rapid Write Response, 2012).



Work History

Co-Artistic Director - Rhum and Clay Theatre Company

Jun 2010 - Present


Acting - Two year course - Ecole de Theatre de Jacques Lecoq

Sep 2009 - Jun 2011


  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe PremierePro
  • Aerial Dance
  • devising
  • Physical Theatre
  • Puppetry