Distraction Theatre Company

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Distraction is a national touring theatre company, committed to providing high-quality entertainment. We focuse on two key areas;

1. Firstly, to reproduce 'classical' works in new and exciting ways. From medieval to restoration theatre, all our productions are set in the historic period they were intended for, but with a modern twist. Our aim is to ensure the survival of some brilliant literary works by creating enthusiasm for them through performance - especially with younger generations.

2. Secondly, we are commited to creating new adaptations of classics and also writing new plays based on classic stories, fables, legends and historic figures. These are produced in a similar style to our other shows, that is, in the relevant historic setting but with a modern twist.

Our strength is in comedy and we pride ourselves in producing plays that will entertain, amuse and excite audiences. We are not concerned with creating new theatre that alienates and drives away the modern audience from venues, but rather one that experiments with diverse styles in order to create popular entertainment and memorable evenings.


Connected mandy members:

Sarah Gain
Actor
2017, Twelve Days Of Christmas, Elizabeth Fairfax
UK Tour
Rebecca Gadsby
Director
2014, The Twelve Days of Christmas, Director
UK tour
Katherine Glenn
Creative Producer
2014, Distraction Theatre Company, Producer
Jamie Brown
Actor
2013, The Twelve Days of Christmas, Lord Edward Fitzwilliam + Ensemble
Sarah Gain
Actor
2013, Once Upon A Christmas Day, Matilda/Ivy/Mrs Niblenose/Mr Trimbleby
Tour inc. Buxton Pavillion
Rebecca Gadsby
Director
2013, Once Upon a Christmas Day, Director
Buxton Opera House & Pavilion Arts Centre
Sarah Gain
Actor
2013, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hermia
The Nottinghamshire Golf & Country Club
Rebecca Gadsby
Director
2012, The 12 Days of Christmas, Director
UK studio theatres
Grace Scott
Actor
2012, Terror Tours, Guide Doctor
Poole's Cavern
Kat Glenn
Actor
2011, Twas the night before christmas, Ellie
Rebecca Gadsby
Director
2011, Twas the Night Before Christmas, Director
Open Air Tour
2011, The Twelve Days of Christmas, Cooky, Swan, Dancing Lady
2011, The Twelve Days of Christmas, Edward
Grace Scott
Actor
2011, Terror Tours, Guide
Conisbrough Castle
2010, The Merry Wives of Henry VIII, Henry VIII
Edinburgh Festival
2010, The Merry Wives of Henry VIII, Catherine of Aragon, Ann of Cleves, Jane Seymour
Edinburgh Fringe
Paul Trenholme
Camera Operator (HD)
2010, The Merry Wives of Henry VIII, Camera Operator, Video Editor
Kat Glenn
Actor
2010, The Merry wives of henry VII, Anne Boleyn, Kathryn Howard, Catherine Parr
2010, Terror Tours, William Hare/Plague Doctor
Poole's Cavern, Buxton
2010, Terror Tours, Executioner
Coinsbrough Castle

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Alternative Company Names

distraction tc, Distraction Theatre, distraction theatre co, distraction theatre co.