About Hard Graft Theatre Company

We just want to entertain, simply.

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.

Thick As Thieves
Thick As Thieves 2014
Thick As Thieves
Thick As Thieves 2014
The Christmas Elves and the Shoemaker 2014
The Christmas Elves and the Shoemaker 2014

Adaptations

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

 

Walks

An Oldham Ghost Walk

An Uppermill Ghost walk

A Burnley Ghost walk

The 10 years of Christmas from Hard Graft
10 Years of Childrens' shows.
David Walker as PC Ted Fletcher in GRASS. images by Ian Tilton
David Walker as PC Ted Fletcher in GRASS. images by Ian Tilton
Alistair Hoyle, Ben Bland, in GRASS. images by Ian Tilton
Alistair Hoyle, Ben Bland, in GRASS. images by Ian Tilton
Daniel set for Coast to Coast in Richmond N. Yorkshire
Daniel set for Coast to Coast in Richmond N. Yorkshire
Claire Lever as Red with a rat
Claire Lever as Red with a rat
Mark and Dan in Poles Apart
Mark and Dan in Poles Apart
Daniel and Mark in Poles Apart
Daniel and Mark in Poles Apart
The chorus girls from Red Riding Hood 2015
The chorus girls from Red Riding Hood 2015
Mark & Billy Whiteley in Pinocchio 2016
Mark & Billy Whiteley in Pinocchio 2016