Rich Seam Theatre


Rich Seam create theatre with a strong Northern voice, and plenty of grit. Actor Matthew Booth formed the company in 2011. After touring for years as part of Northern Broadsides and Hull Truck, he joined forces with writer and director Nick Lane to develop original, rooted theatre projects of their own.

Matthew’s previous experience includes work for Bolton Octagon, Stephen Joseph Theatre and Bent Architect. Nick is a former associate director of Hull Truck, and has collaborated with an impressive range of companies, including York Theatre Royal, Polka, the Drum, and Pilot Theatre.

Their first production together was a highly acclaimed remount of John Godber’s Beef, which Matthew had first performed for Hull Truck. They’ve told the story of Doncaster’s bathroom plumbing innovator, Thomas Crapper, in their own production of Nick Lane’s play Royal Flush.

Most recently, the company developed Odd Job Men. They spent six months working in Doncaster as odd job men. All they asked for in return was a conversation and a story. These were collected together to form the basis of an original play, performed in community centres around the city, before a final showing at CAST.

LittleMighty will be working with Rich Seam Theatre to develop their new show Saucy: The King of Seaside Postcards.

“...a mix of historical fact, imaginative characterisation and humorous invention... Matthew Booth commands his material with remarkable control. ****”

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