Rich Seam Theatre Company were formed in 2011, from an idea to make great work that appeals to everyone. What we mean by this is that yes, we hope to encourage regular theatregoers to the plays that we put on – they’re the backbone of any company’s audience – but we really want to expand upon that base by offering work that sparks an interest in those people who wouldn’t normally consider theatre “for them.” We want to reflect the communities we live in, discover the stories within those communities and bring them to life. Theatre is at its best when it speaks in a language people hear every day about the things we care about, using characters that could live next door to any one of us.
Why Rich Seam? Well, aside from the idea about mining a rich seam of talent, we both come from mining areas and share a down-to-earth, no-nonsense approach to the plays we put on. We’re honest, hard-working and we want to give you a night you won’t forget in a hurry.
Nick Lane and Matt Booth
Nick Lane is a writer and director. He’s also pretty good at Hoovering. He has directed all of Rich Seam’s previous work, and will shortly be coming out of retirement as an actor to appear in the company’s forthcoming production ODD JOB MEN. For the majority of his career he has been most closely associated with Hull Truck Theatre Company, first as an actor, then as a writer and director, and, from 2006-2014, as the company’s Associate Director and Literary Manager. He was grateful to work with and alongside his close friend (and long time Artistic Director of Hull Truck) John Godber for the majority of this time, as well as former Artistic Director Gareth Tudor Price.
Matt Booth is an actor. He’s also not bad at washing cars. He has performed in all of Rich Seam’s work and is looking forward to the company’s new production ODD JOB MEN. Matt started his career with Northern Broadsides at the age of 20 after writing a blunt letter to Barrie Rutter asking for a job. An audition followed and Matt joined the cast of ROMEO & JULIET and went on to work with the company from 1995 – 2001
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