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Dark Horse Theatre Company

Dark Horse is a national touring theatre company which premieres new writing for theatre. It transforms text-based work into physical, visually exciting productions which reverse audience's expectations in powerful and challenging ways. Productions often explore ideas about the human condition.

Dark Horse is also a leading vocational trainer of actors with learning disabilities. Its development programme combines high quality training with professional performance opportunities, with learning disabled actors featuring in the cast for touring productions. The unique vocational training develops skills in preparation for work in the industry at the highest level.

In April 2012 Dark Horse officially became the new name and identity for Full Body & The Voice theatre company, a change made to reflect the company's full movement onto the national stage via recent evolutions in ambition, reach and artistic output.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £100,000
  • 2013-2014: £102,400
  • 2014-2015: £105,062

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NEW SSS 2 ALL VENUES

Trailer for SING SOMETHING SIMPLE (The Greatest Hits Volume 2) with National Tour Spring 2014 venue information.

Sing Something Simple/World Premiere Tour/Venue trailer

A short film featuring Joe Sproulle, some original soundtrack from the upcoming production and the piano playing of Mrs. Mills.

Join the new F2 course and train to be actor at Dark Horse

A short film inviting new students to interview and audition for the F2 course, an access route into work with the company and the profession. Featuring footage of the ensemble at work and relaxing.

Harvest movement vocabulary

An insight into the physical building blocks this extraordinary ensemble use when developing a production. Rehearsal room footage of the actors working on HARVEST.

HARVEST, the next world premiere production in the round from Dark Horse

A high octane thriller featuring seven Dark Horse actors in a dynamic, physical and visual ensemble production.

Dark Horse actor Toby Meredith's showreel

Dark Horse is a national touring theatre company, an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation and an industry leader in the training of actors with learning disabilities who feature in the company's own productions, on film and TV. Here actor Toby Meredith talks about his work for the company and he is seen in stunning stills images, production video and interview.

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Contact details

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C/O Lawrence Batley Theatre
Queen Street
Huddersfield
HD1 2SP

53.644291, -1.77859

01484 484 441

  • 53.644291 -1.77859

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