Keith Wallis is a professional fight director for theatre and film. Over the past twelve years he has worked on a wide range of projects from small scale unarmed choreography and basic falls, to historical sword duels, group fights and mass battles. 

Based in the south west, Keith travels all over the UK providing fight choreography for theatre, opera and film production companies, as well as teaching both armed and unarmed stage combat at a number of British acting schools and institutions.

In 2018 Keith co-founded Master at Arms, a non profit organisation dedicated to the tuition of stage combat and the practice and continued development of fight choreography in the creative arts. You can find out more about the project by visiting:

News & Recent Projects
barbican theatre plymouth

Keith is currently teaching combat at the Barbican Theatre in Plymouth as part of their ReBels training programme.

Arcola Gentlemen

Earlier this year Keith worked with the Arcola Theatre for their play 'Gentlemen' written by Matt Parvin and directed by Richard Speir.


Keith recently worked with the Almeida Theatre on their production of 'Vassa' adapted by Mike Bartlett and directed by Tinuke Craig

actors centre

Weekend intensive courses in unarmed combat at the Actors Centre

Arts Uni Bournemouth

Intensive short course in unarmed combat for the Arts University Bournemouth

Theatre Royal Haymarket

Click here to check out the images from Keith's recent Masterclass in unarmed combat at the Theatre Royal Haymarket


Recent collaboration with Norwich Castle, in association with the National Youth Dance Company (Sadlers Wells), Capoeira Communities, The Garage, Passion Productions and Knight's Tower Medieval Combat for their 'Fight or Flight'. project.

Illyria Theatre review

Fantastic review for Ali Baba & The Forty Thieves, which recently played at the Minack Theatre

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