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troublehouse theatre

troublehouse theatre Manchester based theatre company bridging the gap between professional and fringe theatre in the North West. Assoc Directors: Paul Elsam & David Crowley.

26/01/2022

10 years since we graduated and we still get the giggles when we have to film a proposal together 😂

Six years of theatre with the help of these talented actors #internationalwomensday2021
08/03/2021

Six years of theatre with the help of these talented actors #internationalwomensday2021

Tonight’s long overdue team meeting with associate directors David Crowley & Paul Elsam to discuss post Covid plans.
25/02/2021

Tonight’s long overdue team meeting with associate directors David Crowley & Paul Elsam to discuss post Covid plans.

We’ve teamed up with Altrincham Grammar School for Girls (with the help of the Business2Schools incentive) to donate two...
13/01/2021
Laptops For Lockdown - troublehouse theatre

We’ve teamed up with Altrincham Grammar School for Girls (with the help of the Business2Schools incentive) to donate two unused show laptops and help Yr 11 & Yr 12 students learning from home.

Its easy to use so if you can support your local school then please do!

troublehouse has partnered with Altrincham Grammar School for Girls to donate laptops to two students in Years 11 and 12, to help them attend classes online from home during the latest coronavirus lockdown. The laptops, which had previously been used for lighting and sound purposes during troublehou...

We can’t make theatre right now but we can make it look like we know what we’re doing when we’re planning to make theatr...
14/12/2020

We can’t make theatre right now but we can make it look like we know what we’re doing when we’re planning to make theatre...an early Christmas treat to ourselves!

Eventually back together catching up and planning again in the flesh 5 (Five!) months later 🙌☺️🙌
28/08/2020

Eventually back together catching up and planning again in the flesh 5 (Five!) months later 🙌☺️🙌

Merry Christmas from us here at troublehouse to you and all your loved ones. Have the best of days!!! 🎅🏻🌲❤️
25/12/2019

Merry Christmas from us here at troublehouse to you and all your loved ones. Have the best of days!!! 🎅🏻🌲❤️

Happy 5th Birthday to us!!! Have a look back through the last 5 years with us. Thank you to everyone who's worked with u...
31/07/2019

Happy 5th Birthday to us!!! Have a look back through the last 5 years with us. Thank you to everyone who's worked with us, supported us and helped us along the way. Special shoutouts to Paul and David for just everything! Here's to many more troublehouse birthdays...

Take a look at our associate director Paul Elsam talking about Performing In The Round in this intro clip. Paul is now l...
31/05/2019
How to Act in a Theatre in the Round

Take a look at our associate director Paul Elsam talking about Performing In The Round in this intro clip. Paul is now lead acting tutor for the Scarborough campus at Coventry University.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8cHJY1l_HQ

The Acting Profession Unmasked - Episode 1 Actor, author and course director Paul Elsam discusses the intricacies of acting in a theatre in the round, offeri...

Casting: Paid R&D 15th-18th April. Submissions now being accepted. troublehousetheatre.co.uk
10/04/2019
Home - troublehouse theatre

Casting: Paid R&D 15th-18th April. Submissions now being accepted. troublehousetheatre.co.uk

Following the news of Arts Council funding troublehouse are now accepting actors submissions for our week of Research and Development which will build upon the work performed at The Lowry theatre and The Dukes theatre ‘scratch’ performances earlier this year. The week will be directed by trouble...

Over the moon to share the news with you this evening; our up and coming week of R&D has been granted funding by the Art...
09/04/2019
Arts Council Funding Awarded - troublehouse theatre

Over the moon to share the news with you this evening; our up and coming week of R&D has been granted funding by the Arts Council! Read more here...

troublehouse are delighted to share the news that their forthcoming week of Research and Development (R&D) has been granted funding by the Arts Council. Focused loosely on Edward Gorey’s short story ‘The Doubtful Guest’, the new adaptation will be devised and produced in collaboration with Plo...

It's been a busy 2019 so far. Rick’s been working with the Dukes Theatre up in Lancaster and Heather is currently tourin...
05/04/2019
Approaching and Exiting - troublehouse theatre

It's been a busy 2019 so far. Rick’s been working with the Dukes Theatre up in Lancaster and Heather is currently touring 'Approaching Empty' as AD with Tamasha. The UK tour finishes right here in the North at the Oldham Coliseum 11th-13th April, more info can be found below...

2019 started in much the same way as 2018 finished: busy! Not long into January and Rick began working with The Dukes Theatre, Lancaster directing their Young Company on ‘Empire to Exit’: a look at the changing face of theatre from the reign of Queen Victoria to the modern day. …

'Imagination Means Nothing Without Doing' - C. ChaplinTake a look at how troublehouse will collaborate for the first tim...
16/11/2018
Looking Ahead to 2019 and A New Collaboration - troublehouse theatre

'Imagination Means Nothing Without Doing' - C. Chaplin

Take a look at how troublehouse will collaborate for the first time as we look to bring an idea born out of imagination to life in 2019.

http://www.troublehousetheatre.co.uk/news/looking-ahead-to-2019-and-a-new-collaboration/

Charlie Chaplin once said: “Imagination means nothing without doing”. Our latest project in development will see troublehouse collaborate with Plough On Sunday productions to do just that; bring an idea founded in imagination to life. This November, troublehouse and POS will perform their first ...

Just in case anyone was wondering what the team had been up to lately...
30/09/2018
Autumn '18 - troublehouse theatre

Just in case anyone was wondering what the team had been up to lately...

The future is coming. Stop being normal. Heather is currently working as the Assistant Director (JMK Leverhulme Scholar) for RashDash, an associate company of The Royal Exchange, on their latest production Future Bodies which will tour to HOME, Northern Stage & the Lawrence Batley this autumn. Direc...

Today sees the launch of ‘Actors Workshop Manchester’: a non-profit scheme offering affordable, accessible and useful wo...
11/06/2018
Workshops – Actor Workshops Manchester

Today sees the launch of ‘Actors Workshop Manchester’: a non-profit scheme offering affordable, accessible and useful workshops to all.

Casting Associate Jonny Boutwood from Shaheen Baig’s Casting heads up the first FREE workshop on Sat 30th June & Sun 1st July in the Northern Quarter, Manchester.

More information and how to apply can be found here: http://actorworkshopsmanchester.com/workshops/

Workshops Our first workshop will be led by Jonny Boutwood. Jonny is a casting associate who has worked under Kate Rhodes James working as an assistant on shows such as; Line of Duty, Sherlock, The Missing, Mr Selfridge, Ripper Street and Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. He has since moved onto .....

10/06/2018
Happy Bank Holiday everyone!
05/05/2018
Spring '18 - troublehouse theatre

Happy Bank Holiday everyone!

With 2017 now a distant memory, it’s fair to say troublehouse have been hard at work since the start of the New Year… Following the success of ‘The Terminal Velocity of a Snowflake’ at the Live Theatre in Newcastle, Heather returned to Manchester to direct three performances as part of …

With the leaves starting to fall outside and the 'winter coat' making a return from the back of the wardrobe we thought ...
22/09/2017

With the leaves starting to fall outside and the 'winter coat' making a return from the back of the wardrobe we thought we'd reflect on what has so far been a challenging, but rewarding year for troublehouse.

The start of the year saw us work in partnership with 'The Octagon Theatre' and 'Bolton At Home' social housing to deliver a production in collaboration with 'The Children's Society' and 'Missing People' charities on the subject of child disappearances and grooming. We moved into a derelict council house in Bolton and for 2 months that was our home whilst we rehearsed the debut production of 'Remains' by Alison Carr. With extra dates added due to demand and a sell out run to finish talks are now under way with further venues about the possibility of a tour.

The start of summer had Rick back in Lancashire working with The Preston Young Actors once more as they toured Arthur Miller's classic drama 'The Crucible' to Penwortham, Clitheroe and Leyland. The success of the company's debut production 'Jane Eyre' in 2016 and an increased company from 12 to 18 cast members meant that Rick definitely had his hands full working the students of Runshaw College! The show received a fantastic reception along the tour with questions now being asked as to what next summer will bring...

2017 has also seen Heather begun to stretch her legs as a director. Earlier in the year she was invited by ADP to work on a new script by local author Ian Winterton. With only 48hrs to work on Ian's new piece of writing, the cast and creative team received great praise from the audience and has since led to Heather becoming an associated director with Manchester ADP. This week also sees Heather's latest production: 'Purge' by Hannah Ellis from 'Play With Fire' productions open at 53two theatre, tickets can be bought online at https://tinyurl.com/yacglfx5.

With a couple of production ideas being discussed and funding applications in the pipeline, the rest of 2017 will likely see us wrapped up indoors in front of laptops and cups of tea! Thank you to everyone that has supported us throughout a really progressive year for troublehouse, we're looking forward to announcing what we have in store next!

Yesterday saw the last day of the Reveal Festival and for Remains; a fantastic experience and one we'll look to replicat...
19/03/2017

Yesterday saw the last day of the Reveal Festival and for Remains; a fantastic experience and one we'll look to replicate soon. Discussions will take place to tour the production, location dependent so watch this space...

Our thanks to everyone who came out to Bolton to support us in our first sight specific venture and help make it the success it was.

For those coming to see REMAINS this week the address is: 2 Midhurst Close, Bolton, BL1 2XF. We look forward to seeing y...
13/03/2017

For those coming to see REMAINS this week the address is:

2 Midhurst Close, Bolton, BL1 2XF.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Happy to report that two additional performances of REMAINS are now on sale online for Saturday 18th at 4.30pm and 7.30p...
06/03/2017
Remains | Octagon Theatre

Happy to report that two additional performances of REMAINS are now on sale online for Saturday 18th at 4.30pm and 7.30pm.

Lottie went missing a year ago on her way home from school. As arrangements are made to reconstruct her last known whereabouts, troublehouse theatre invites you inside the home of Elle and Susan on the anniversary of their sister's disappearance. Step through the front door and witness for yourself…

Quick update on tickets for REMAINS: all evening performances are now sold out. We are currently in discussion with the ...
04/03/2017

Quick update on tickets for REMAINS: all evening performances are now sold out.

We are currently in discussion with the Octagon Theatre, Bolton on adding additional performances and we'll announce these as soon as they're confirmed.

Thank you to everyone who's already booked, we'll see you soon!

01/03/2017

On Wednesdays we paint pink.

So today we began turning 2 Midhurst Close into the set for Alison Carr's Remains...

Some shows are now sold out for the 13-18th March, make sure you book as tickets are limited.

https://octagonbolton.co.uk/whats-on/theatre/remains/

Reveal Season launch party 🍷
01/03/2017

Reveal Season launch party 🍷

Trailer: Remains By Alison Carr13th-18th MarchDirected by David CrowleyDesigned by Lucie GreenwoodStarring: Kathryn Blac...
25/02/2017
Remains By Alison Carr

Trailer: Remains By Alison Carr
13th-18th March
Directed by David Crowley
Designed by Lucie Greenwood

Starring:
Kathryn Blackburn
Roya Armini
Heather Carroll
Rick Bithell

Tickets available here:
https://octagonbolton.co.uk/whats-on/theatre/remains/

Trailer courtesy of Grant Archer & Formworks Ltd

TROUBLEHOUSE THEATRE BY ALISON CARR DIRECTED BY DAVID CROWLEY Lottie went missing a year ago on her way home from school. As arrangements are made to reconstruct…

Moving House!With all the paperwork done and the legal admin sorted: yesterday we moved into our home for the next 3 wee...
24/02/2017

Moving House!

With all the paperwork done and the legal admin sorted: yesterday we moved into our home for the next 3 weeks at 2 Midhurst Close, Bolton.

A quick tour of the house (and a check that the radiators worked) before getting down to some table work on the REMAINS script.

13th-18th March
https://octagonbolton.co.uk/whats-on/theatre/remains/

Big day for us as we collect the keys for the home of REMAINS (13-18 March) and begin work on designing both inside and ...
14/02/2017

Big day for us as we collect the keys for the home of REMAINS (13-18 March) and begin work on designing both inside and out to make it our stage for the for the Reveal season.

Tickets available here:

https://octagonbolton.co.uk/whats-on/theatre/remains/

REVEAL FESTIVAL UPDATEWe've been waiting nearly 10 months to share with you our plans for the Bolton Octagon's 'Reveal F...
27/01/2017
Reveal Festival: Remains - troublehouse theatre

REVEAL FESTIVAL UPDATE

We've been waiting nearly 10 months to share with you our plans for the Bolton Octagon's 'Reveal Festival' and now at last we can!

Take a look at our latest piece of news and be sure to grab yourself a ticket before it's too late; they're only a fiver and audience numbers are limited!

Last summer we brought you the news that troublehouse had been chosen to perform in the ‘Reveal Season’: a festival hosted by the Bolton Octagon with the aim of creating a ‘platform for emerging and established artists and theatre companies to showcase extraordinary new work.’ Following a hugely suc...

25/12/2016

Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year.

2016 has been a big one for us, not just because of 'After The End' and its reviews but the creation of the PYA and subsequently 'Jane Eyre' over the Summer, our first script development evening up in Newcastle as well as our continued R&D collaboration with the Bolton Octagon and the Arts Council applications ahead of March 2017.

Here's to next year and whatever it brings...

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