Category: theatre

December 3, 2017 admin

20 years ago 4 newly graduated actors decided to put a show on, above a pub in Nottingham.  Who would have thought that the company would still be knocking about now. Do you remember any of these past shows? Win,Lose,Draw (above a pub in Nottingham) Bedders & Pike (above a pub in Nottingham) Much (Nottingham…

November 23, 2017 admin

Why would I want to become famous? Well, three reasons. 1. Money – as an actor you get paid something in the region of £400 per week for say a panto, if I were a famous actor I’d be looking at anything up to ten grand. 2. Work – I went up for Coronation Street…

October 31, 2017 admin

Well, another Halloween passes and we at hard graft are as chuffed as punch with the massive turnout once again.  We have been producing innovative walks at halloween since 2012 in Oldham, Uppermill, Burnley and now in our home town of Rawtenstall. What we love are the faces of the audience when we deliver the…

July 13, 2017 admin

First proper meeting of The Jungle Book today. We were talking about animals. Snakes, monkeys, bears, panthers and a big bleeding Elephant (Indian, do they have bigger years?) I explained about being a Wallaby at drama school, but no one was listening. I was good. For weeks we drama students visited London zoo to watch…

July 1, 2017 admin

For 10 years we have been producing a show for young people in this episode we answer a few questions about how it came about. Check out this new podcast episode!

February 23, 2017 admin

I grew up in the 70’s and 80’s where everyday we’d play out on the street, because we didn’t have any proper recreational activity areas or skate parks or leisure centre we could afford. Every night we’d have Jam butties, because we couldn’t afford proper protein. We drank water out the tap cause no one…

January 2, 2017 admin

Children’s Christmas show was Pinocchio. 1000’s of families love our shows and over 10 years we have grown out of 4 venues across Manchester and the North West. Without sour grapes we look at our 2 poor reviews and ask the question…What are your qualifications to review professional theatre? Also, Christmas telly, Wedding bells and…