"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."
"Renny Krupinski’s contribution as fight director is worthy of a round of applause in its own right"
"Krupinski’s script is beautifully constructed… literate and evocative."
"I found this piece enthralling"
"A powerful play with a superb central performance."
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, 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; bringing his A-game to every job.
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 from The Manchester Theatre Awards…so much so that Kaitlin Howard 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 for her performance in Edinburgh as The Alphabet Girl.The Alphabet Girl then was produced at Oldham Coliseum along with Renny’s 2-hander Katie Crowder in which he starred and directed to great acclaim. His new play The Bag Pixies will be premiered by Badapple Theatre for Christmas 2017.
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 regularly teaches with Kaitlin Howard. 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, all horse work including horse drawn vehicles, wrestling, boxing, bare-knuckle fighting, rapier, smallsword, broadsword, knife, quarterstaff, falls, blood tricks, lifting and throws. Constantly inventing new tricks he is often imitated but never equalled. 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
*Playreading of D'Eon by Straight Acting Theatre
*Confirmed as Fight Director for Jane Eyre @ National Theatre & tour directed by Sally Cookson
*Fight Co-ordinator for Rownd a Rownd SC4 dir: Rhys Dyrfal, Wyn Williams
*Fight director for The Hypocrite @RSC directed by Phillip Breen
*Fight director for Frankenstein @ Northern Stage directed by: Lorne Campbell
*Fight Director for Hedda Gabler @ Northern Stage directed by: Selma Dimitrijevic
*Fight director for Treasure Island @ Birmingham Rep directed by Phillip Breen
*Confirmed as Fight Director for Julius Caesar @ Sheffield Crucible dir: Robert Hastie
*Fight arranger for Billy Budd @ Opera North dir: Orpha Phelan
*Fight director for Sleeping Beauty @ Oldham Coliseum directed by Kevin Shaw
*Action co-ordinator for CBBC 3rd Series So Awkward directed by Ian Curtis/George Siougas
*Fight director for Lady Chatterley's Lover @ Sheffield Crucible + national tour with ETT directed by Phillip Breen
*Fight director The Duchess of Malfi, Utopia Theatre directed by Moji Kareem
*Fight director The Season Ticket directed by Katie Posner, Northern Stage Newcastle upon Tyne + national tour
*Fight director A Dream, Sheffield Crucible directed by Emily Hutchinson
*The Alphabet Girl with Studio Theatre Award Best Actress 2015 & MTA Best Fringe Performance 2014 winner Kaitlin Howard set to tour June 2017
*The Bag Pixies produced by Badapple Theatre for national tour Easter 2018
"Shaw’s direction is beautifully complemented by Renny Krupinski’s fight scenes which start as slapstick (complete with on-stage sound effects) but rapidly turn brutal..."