"A powerful central performance, inventive staging, and the tightest of ensembles make Renny Krupinski’s raucous, strident production about a real-life transgender war hero sing" writes Amy Brushfield of Flaneur ***** 5 Stars"
"...the pace never flags. Crucially, though, it's emotion that really holds a complex and puzzling story together, largely thanks to the astonishing Kaitlin Howard, who totally owns a quicksilver role that may yet become a new definition for "challenging". The ensemble are excellent throughout, and I haven't even mentioned the sword-fighting, snakes, sex and nudity...! Catch it if you possibly can - it certainly deserves to live on in some form. Kevin Bourke, Manchester Theatre Awards, 5 stars "
"With a dense and demanding script, imaginative direction and an excellent cast D’Eon is a play that demands to be seen and is a pleasure to watch. 5 stars David Cunningham, Manchester Theatre Awards"
"Another regular on the team is Renny Krupinski who has choreographed some pretty impressive fist and sword fights"
"U prepare 4 a shot all night and @rennyfight comes up with a simple solution that makes the whole thing work! Loved working with you pal!"
"...He also choreographed the all-too-believable bare-knuckle confrontations that were the centrepiece of this underworld story about illegal fight clubs.Despite the audience sitting at close quarters on three sides of the stage, he made it look as though the actors were doing it for real. "
"...there is a lot of physicality in the production, at times leading to levels of violence that Quentin Tarantino would be proud of (albeit handled in a way makes this play suitable for all ages). "
"The fights, staged by Renny Krupinski, are messy and ugly, just as they should be, and very well realised."
"The climax of the show is a superb fight sequence with swords, sticks and fists choreographed by the great Renny Krupinski that is way above the standard of stage fighting normally expected in a pantomime. "
"...frighteningly realistic work by fight director Renny Krupinski."
All theatre fights & stunts, TV & film fights and all horse action
Renny Krupinski is very much a renaissance man and a polymath with the highest credentials. He works as an Equity Registered fight director, fight co-ordinator, stunt co-ordinator and fight arranger for some of the most prestigious companies in the entertainment industry. His work in theatre, television and on film has won him many glowing reviews and plaudits from some of the leading directors and artistes in today’s profession. His regular work on television with award-winning mainstream companies like Emmerdale, Coronation Street, Hollyoaks, the BBC & CBBC as well as theatrically with the RSC, The National, Shakespeare’s Globe, Theatr Clwyd, Sheffield Crucible, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Glasgow Citiz, Oldham Coliseum, London’s West End, Home Manchester and the multi-awarded and lauded film Tyrannosaur has maintained his position at the very top of his profession. His attention to detail and his ability to tailor every trick, fight and stunt to the individuality of each situation, style, director and artiste brings an immediacy and vibrance to every production he works on.
Renny won a Manchester Evening News Best Supporting Actor award as an actor at the Royal Exchange, Manchester, and was nominated as The Stage’s Best Actor at the Edinburgh Festival. He has played some of the most demanding Shakespearian roles in the canon. He won the Dark Chat Best Director award for his production of Bare and, as a writer, won a coveted Scotsman Fringe First and The Michael Elliott prize in The Mobil Playwriting Competition.
His play The Alphabet Girl received glowing reviews…so much so that The Alphabet Girl was nominated and subsequently won a Best Fringe Performance award in the 2015 Manchester Theatre Awards and then won the National Studio Theatre Award for Best Actress 2015. The Alphabet Girl was then produced at the Coliseum Theatre, Oldham in repertoire with Renny’s 2-hander Katie Crowder, in which he starred and directed to great acclaim. His new play D’Eon, the true and bizarre story of the Chevalier D’Eon de Beaumont - 18th century French Spy, Prussian war hero, English diplomat, expert swordsman, outrageous drunk and transgender provocateur premiered in February 2018 at Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester for Straight Acting Theatre and received multiple glowing 5* reviews, a huge Twitter and Facebook endorsement and played to sold out houses.
Renny is a completely independent fight teacher unaligned with any organisation, academy or society concentrating purely on the teaching of knowledge for the next generation with his own unique expertise. He is a university lecturer in stage combat at Manchester Metropolitan University, has held positions of Chair with two leading teaching academies and was elected to serve on the British Actor’s Equity Stage Committee and the Equity Creative Team Specialist Committee, The Equity Register of Fight Directors and The Equity Register of Fight Directors Working Party.
Renny Krupinski’s technical skills are far-reaching and include senior grade in Iwama style aikido, qualified fencing coach, wrestling, boxing, bare-knuckle fighting, rapier, smallsword, broadsword, knife, quarterstaff, falls, blood tricks, lifting and throws. Renny is a supremely experienced horseman with a practical working knowledge of horse drawn vehicles, horse archery, cavalry formation, jumps and dressage.
Constantly inventing new tricks, he is often imitated but never equalled. He brings a unique and complete theatrical stunt service to the international theatre scene. With over 40 years professional experience every aspect of whatever you need is covered to achieve whatever is required. Expertly, safely; with inspiration, innovation and highly driven motivation. For more information use Renny’s contact page on this website.
As his business card says: Everything’s possible.
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Regular & continuing TV work for:
*Over 100 episodes as Fight Arranger for Emmerdale, ITV
*Over 100 episodes as Fight Arranger for Hollyoaks, Lime Pictures
*Over 100 episodes as Fight Arranger for Coronation Street
*Five star reviews and a completely sold out week for D’Eon at Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester 2018
*Confirmed as fight director for One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield directed by Javaad Alipoor
*Confirmed as fight director for Cyrano de Bergerac at Glasgow Citz/Tramshed directed by Dominic Hill summer 2018
*Confirmed as Fight director for major new tour of Shakespeare In Love directed by Phillip Breen opening October 2018
*Fight Director for Love From A Stranger directed by Lucy Bailey at The Royal, Northampton 2018
*Fight Director for European premiere of Little Women directed by Bronagh Lagan for Hope Mill Theatre November 2017
*Fight Director for A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian directed by Mark Babych for Hull Truck September 2017
*Fight director for Edward & Eliza directed by Chris Honer at Hope Mill Theatre Manchester October 2017
*Action co-ordinator for CBBC So Awkward Series 4. Dirs: Ian Curtis & George Siougas
*D'Eon produced by Straight Acting Theatre @ Hope Mill February 2018 starring MTA winner Kaitlin Howard
*Fight Director for Julius Caesar @ Sheffield Crucible directed by Robert Hastie
*Fight Director for Combustion @ Tara Arts directed by Nona Sheppard
*Fight Director for The Graduate @ West Yorkshire Playhouse directed by Lucy Bailey
*Fight Director for Jane Eyre @ National Theatre & tour directed by Sally Cookson
*Fight Director for The Lonesome West @ Royal Court Liverpool directed by Bob Farquhar
*Fight Co-ordinator for Rownd a Rownd SC4 dir: Rhys Dyrfal, Wyn Williams
*Fight arranger for Billy Budd @ Opera North dir: Orpha Phelan
*The Alphabet Girl with Studio Theatre Award Best Actress 2015 & MTA Best Fringe Performance 2014 winner Kaitlin Howard
"Brilliant fight director. Very fast worker. Superb at his job. Can't recommend more highly. Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert "