About Us

We're a small-scale theatre company based in Yorkshire with a reputation for taking high quality productions to communities across the North of England since 2008.We use teams of dedicated industry professionals who are committed to presenting first class theatre.

Some of our actors and creatives have worked with leading stage companies including Northern Broadsides and Hull Truck, they have made appearances in the West End as well as notable tv credits. Some having trained at leading drama schools including RADA, Guildhall, Guildford, Bristol Old Vic, Rose Bruford, Mountview & Birmingham School of Acting.

We tailor our shows & tours for our audiences; choosing popular & appealing plays, visiting accessible venues in easy reach, keeping ticket prices low & orchestrating our tours to enable us to make regular visits.

We have played in some wonderful towns & venues on our travels and we look forward to return visits to many of these spots. We also remain keen to find new communities to add to our tour lists. We look forward to seeing you soon.

HISTORY:

2008 - Planet Rabbit launch with a 16 date tour of Sue Townsend's 'Groping For Words', directed by tv actor Peter Martin (Emmerdale, Royle Family, Brassed Off).

2009 - We present Joyce Grenfell's 6 Nursery School monologues at a private function & at the Buxton Festival Fringe. We also take 'Anorak of Fire' and 'Standby on Stage Please!' to the Buxton Fringe. We tour Sue Townsend's 'Bazaar & Rummage' with original songs written for Planet Rabbit. We then take 'Nightwatch' to the Daffodil Theatre Awards final in Milton Keynes.

2010 - We acquire our first exclusive rehearsal space. 2010 shows are 'Sorry, I Love You', 'Elsie & Norm's Macbeth' and 'Star Makers (Confessions from the Boards)'. Planet Rabbit launch the first Ovation Theatre Awards, held in Whitby. We move in to a new office - no more running the company from the dining table!

2011 - We get a photocopier in the new office - this is big news! We move to a new & larger rehearsal room after 13 months in our last space. The new space offers us a separate props & costume store...& heating! Productions in 2011 are; 'Small Portions', 'Blitz Bride' and Noel Coward's 'Still Life'. 'Blitz Bride wins a nomination for Best Productuion at the Buxton Festival Fringe & has a sell-out final show. We raise £325.00 for Asthma UK with our Blitz Bride sing-songs. We produce the 2nd Ovation Awards event, held in Halifax.

2012 - We tour 'Blitz Bride' for a second year and stage the sequel 'I Want To Hold Your Hand', receiving 2 excellent reviews, including one 4 star review. Our new full length comedy 'A Little In Tents' tours in Sept/Oct. We produce the 3rd Ovation Awards event, held in Glossop.

2013 - We tour our new World War 2 comedy 'Mrs York's Shelter', (a prequel to 'Blitz Bride'), which sells out 5 of the 7 performances. This is followed by 'One Sunny Day', (the sequel to 'I Want To Hold Your Hand'). Our new full length comedy 'Just Like Anthea' tours in September.

2014 - Following the success of the 2012 tour of 'A Little In Tents', this has 2 more outings in 2014 - in April & September. Our ever popular wartime comedy, 'Blitz Bride', is turned in to a musical comedy & tours during August & includes some sell-out houses. We also promoted An Evening with Duggie Brown, the legendary comic from TVs 'The Comedians', which finishes with a sell-out show.

2015 - We move ... again! To a personally designed permanent rehearsal space, with ambience (!) We tour 'Star Makers' once again, (last toured in 2010). We also tour Eric Chappell's comedy 'Passing Strangers'. We move all the props and costumes in to some brand new purpose built stores ... but say goodbye to our deceased photocopier.

2016 - We tour Arnold Ridley's 'Easy Money', staged as a 1940s radio play, with hot chocolate & mince pies for the audience! This tour saw a standing room only performance.

2017 - One of our most popular plays, 'A Little In Tents', (toured 2012 & 2014), will be turned in to a feature film during 2017. Filmed in beautiful East Yorkshire. AND ... the long-awaited sequel, 'Let Sleeping Bags Lie', takes to the stage later in the year.