Squire Stage Combat

Actor/performer, Theatre Company, Youth Theatre

For over five years Squire Stage Combat has been working across the UK with students of all ages. We provide workshops within schools, universities and private theatre groups, as well as stunt coordination and fight direction for professional clients within theatre, opera, film and television.


Squire was founded in September 2010 with one simple aim; to introduce students of all ages to the exciting world of stage combat. Since then Squire has gone from strength to strength working with schools, drama clubs and professional clients all over the country. We take great pride in having been an influence on hundreds of young actors, many of who are now professionals in their own right.

Squire continues to offer a range of workshops designed and delivered by industry professionals, allowing students an accurate and practical insight into the creative industries. Mark Ruddick, the company founder is a fight director and performer working within TV, opera, film and theatre. Drawing on his own work Mark designed a range of workshops to cater for a wide variety of clients, from simple stage combat taster sessions to masterclasses, choreography services to text based workshops which use stage combat as a study aid.

Though Mark still takes on the majority of teaching, over the years Squire has gained a number of wonderful freelance tutors. Ed Gamster, Ronin Traynor, Rowan Winter and April Hughes are all wonderful fight and stunt performers each bringing their unique skills to the Squire brand. Between them there is a Mexican wrestler a classical sword master and jousting expert and a world champion martial artist. Whatever you need we have the team to fit you.