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Dark Horse Theatre

Dark Horse is a national touring theatre company which premieres new work. A group of learning disabled actors feature in our productions and non learning disabled actors from the broader industry are also cast in our tours.

The work is both physical and text based, features original composed music and is always visually impactful. Appealing to a broad, general and adult audience, the company’s work is always new, and has a reputation for surprise, innovation and the ability to reverse expectation in powerful and challenging ways, exploring stories and ideas which reflect the human condition to an audience.

Dark Horse is also a leading vocational trainer of actors with learning disabilities and develops skills in preparation for work in the industry at the highest level. A unique acting method offers all Dark Horse actors the opportunity to train for work in all performance media.

In April 2012 Dark Horse 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.

Dark Horse is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee, it is also funded by the Kirklees Metropolitan Council, the Arts Council, and various trusts, foundations, friends and donors who we thank for their continued support and endorsement.

Lawrence Batley Theatre
Queens Square
Queen Street
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