About Us:
The Knotted Project

The Knotted Project create theatrical experiences and events,
with and for young people.

We are proud to deliver a diverse program of work, from touring theatre productions to short films, interactive museum experiences to workshops in schools. Inspiring young people through creativity, is at the heart of everything we do.

With an ambition to inspire audiences and participants with our work, The Knotted Project was established in 2013 in Cumbria. Led by Simon McElligott and Natalie Morrell, The Knotted Project’s productions have since toured nationally, funded by Arts Council England and our engagement work has impacted thousands of young people across the UK.

Their unique skill lies in their ability to act as role-models for these young people, while still remaining ever attentive to what the young people they work with have to say.
Dr Emily Spiers
Senior Lecturer in Creative Futures


Simon McElligott, Co-Founder


Natalie Morrell, Co-Founder, Artistic Director


Emily Edwards, Associate Practitioner

  • Big Imaginations
  • Burnley Youth Theatre
  • Deco Publique
  • Edge Hill
  • Great Place Lakes and Dales
  • Kendal College
  • Lakeland Arts
  • Lakes Alive
  • National Association of Youth Theatres
  • Oldham Coliseum
  • The Brewery Arts Centre
  • The Dukes
  • The Institute for Social Futures
  • The Lowry
  • The Oaklea Trust
  • Waterside Arts
  • Z-Arts

The Knotted Project is hugely inspired by collaboration and partnerships. We are proud to have worked with some incredible artists and organisations over the years and we truly value those relationships.

North Of England

Our Place

The Knotted Project has been based in Kendal since 2013.

We work across the UK, but are very proud to contribute to the thriving creative community in Cumbria and the North of England. We believe that young people in our community deserve access to the highest quality arts opportunities and we are passionate about providing them.

If you want to talk about workshops, commissions, programming or any other enquiries, we would love to hear from you.

Email info@theknottedproject.co.uk to reach directors Simon or Natalie
For training & learning enquiries, contact Emily at outreach@theknottedproject.co.uk
Call Simon at The Knotted Project on 07896248025