About Hard Graft Theatre Company


Hard Graft is writer and theatre maker Mark Whiteley. He wrote, produced and directed his first play in 1999 at the Nottingham Playhouse and when asked what the company was called he came up with the name Hard Graft Theatre Company. The company is small and responsive and there is no formal structure other than Mark generally oversees everything.

Hard Graft works with a number of associates and collaborators to produce the writing, people like designer Celia Perkins, Directors Keith Hukin and David Crowley or actor/writer Daniel Hoffmann-Gill.

And many talented actors and technicians.

Ben Bland, Alistair Hoyle in Grass - images by Ian Tilton
GRASS 2015 with Ben Bland & Alistair Hoyle.
Thick As Thieves
Thick As Thieves 2014
The Christmas Elves and the Shoemaker 2014
The Christmas Elves and the Shoemaker 2014


Red Riding Hood
The Elves and the Shoemaker
Hansel & Gretel
The Christmas Elves and the Shoemaker



An Oldham Ghost Walk

An Uppermill Ghost walk

A Burnley Ghost walk

The 10 years of Christmas from Hard Graft