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Dr Solomon Lennox

Head of Department

Department: Arts

Solomon Lennox joined Northumbria University in September 2014 as Lecturer in Performing Arts. He completed his BA studies in Drama at the University of East Anglia, his Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Theatre Practice at the University of Exeter, and his PhD in Drama Research at the University of Exeter. After completing his PhD in 2012, Solomon took post as Lecturer in Theatre Studies at the University of East London on a one-year temporary contract.

Solomon’s research sits within the field of performance studies and explores the relationship between physical performance practices (such as training and competing in combat sports), theories of performance space, and narrative identity. He is currently working on his first monograph, which explores boxing and contemporary performance. Solomon is also examining the pugilistic plays of the long nineteenth century and is exploring the use of virtual reality technologies to immerse end-users in the bodily practices of late-Victorian culture.  

As a freelance contemporary practitioner, Solomon works with butoh, psychophysical acting approaches, and martial arts-based movement. Solomon has recently worked with Burn the Curtain, a site-specific theatre company that creates immersive performance events.

Solomon is the Treasurer of the Standing Conference of University Drama Departments (SCUDD).

His research has been supported by the HEA, and he has published in the journals, Theatre Dance and Performance Training, and Sport in Society. Solomon has also produced a chapter for the edited collection, Performance and the Medical Body.

Solomon Lennox considers proposals from prospective practice-based and written PhD students on the following topics:

  • Performance ethnography
  • Creative analytical practices (CAP)
  • Contemporary performance
  • Postmodern performance
  • Virtual reality and virtual theatres
  • Performance and narrative inquiry
  • Performance and sport
  • Performance studies
  • Performance and diabetes

Campus Address

004 Lipman Building
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne


  • PhD December 31 2012
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2014

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Boxing, Bourdieu and Butler, Crews, S., Lennox, P. 3 May 2020, In: Studies in Theatre and Performance
  • DOC: The Narrative Performance of Expertise, Lennox, S., Pettit, F. 25 Feb 2016, Performance and the Medical Body, London, Bloomsbury
  • Essai: Liminal spaces and experimental practices in the Warrior Muay Thai training camp, Lennox, S. 31 Oct 2016, In: Theatre, Dance and Performance Training
  • Take Your Seats, Pavey, E., Morehead, S., Arnfield, J., Turner, P., Atkinson, D., Lennox, S., Rubidge, T., Pagliaro, L., Street, K., Kennedy, A., Kerr, D., Kefala-Kerr, J., Rann, K., Hoile, C., Hoile, M., Blades, H., Hubbold, G., Driscoll, T., Bratby, B., Eatough, A. 6 Feb 2016
  • The boxer–trainer, actor–director relationship, Lennox, S., Rodosthenous, G. 7 Feb 2016, In: Sport in Society
  • The training of boxer-entertainers in Brendan Ingle's gym, Lennox, S. 25 Jun 2012, In: Theatre, Dance and Performance Training

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