Snowflakes and Seasons Greetings

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and here at troublehouse we’re doing our bit to help the North feel just that little bit more festive! Whilst many will spend the last month of 2017 relaxing in front of a log fire with a mug of mulled wine and […]

A Year In Review – 2016/17

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 […]

Reveal Festival: Remains

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 successful run (as well as […]

After The End

Following the success of Chris O’Connell’s ‘RAW’ and it’s MTA nomination, troublehouse are returning to the newly refurbished Joshua Brooks, Manchester with their latest production: Dennis Kelly’s dark thriller ‘After The End’.   Co-founder Rick Bithell will take on the role of ‘Mark’ and Susan Robinson returns to work with […]

Casting Announcement

Part: Louise (20’s – 30’s) We are looking for a Northern based actor to play ‘Louise‘ in Dennis Kelly’s ‘After The End’. ‘Louise’ is strong minded, confident and popular person whose world is completely turned upside down after a terrorist nuclear attack. She finds herself in a nuclear fallout shelter […]

Jane Eyre

Over the summer, troublehouse theatre teamed up a group of young actors from Lancashire to form the Preston Young Actors company and work on a new venture in partnership with St Mary’s Church, Penwortham. St Mary’s is working hard to establish itself as a new arts venue in Lancashire and […]

Update: Reveal Festival 2016

Due to the ambitious nature of our planned venture with The Bolton Octagon as part of their ‘Reveal’ season this Summer, a joint decision has been made to postpone our site specific entry until the consecutive season in 2017. Programming the project for next year allows us a further 12 […]

New Website

With the recent news of our collaboration with the Bolton Octagon programmed for June and 2016 already shaping up to be an eventful year, we’ve been hard at work behind the scenes to bring you a new look web site designed and produced by our very own associate technician Billy […]

Octagon Theatre ‘Reveal Season’

We’re very excited to announce that troublehouse have been invited to work with the Bolton Octagon theatre this Summer as part of their ‘Reveal’ Season 2016! The first of it’s kind by the Octagon, the season will ‘uncover new performances, new narratives, and new voices from across the North’ and […]

MTA ‘Best Fringe Performance’ Nomination

We are over the moon to hear that co-founder Heather Carroll has been nominated in the ‘Best Fringe Performance’ category at this year’s Manchester Theatre Awards for her role as ‘Lex’ in RAW. Well Done Heather! If you haven’t already – check out the reviews… Raw is a swaggeringly confident […]

RAW: Reviews

Our third production: Chris O’Connell’s ‘RAW’ was our most challenging to date. In June 2015 O’Connell’s drama of gang violence, family and repentance returned to the North West for the first time since its debut tour in an all new, energy intensive production. ‘RAW’ was well received by both pundits and […]

RAW: Meeting The Writer

It’s been an amazing 3 months from planning, casting, rehearsing and performing RAW. Tonight we were joined in the audience by the author of the play, Chris O’Connell, and the producer of the original show, Julia O’Connell. It was a real honour to be able to show them our take on the […]

RAW: Publicity Shoot

Last weekend saw the company of our next production ‘RAW’ by Chris O’Connell come together in Salford for the first time. We were joined for the day by director David Crowley and designers Lucie Greenwood and Billy Knapper to get a real sense of how the project will look and […]

Time Of My Life: Reviews

Following the success at this year’s Manchester Fringe Festival, and with our nomination for ‘Best Newcomer’, troublehouse decided to draw on their recent experiences in Scarborough (rehearsing for ‘Equal Partners’) to inspire them to produce their second production: Alan Ayckbourn’s ‘Time Of My Life’ which was staged in November of that year at […]

Article: Northern Soul

Just because a production is a fringe production, why does the quality have to suffer? Have a read of our debut article as we talk all about our inspiration and the fringe scene in the North West (via NorthernSoul). During our time at ALRA North drama school in Wigan, one of the […]

GM Fringe ‘Best Newcomer’ Nomination

So after months of planning ‘Equal Partners‘ closed with its last performance yesterday. We’re looking to take the show on tour around the North before the end of the year so if you missed it, they’ll be more dates for you to look out for! For those of you who […]