Who are Dick & Lottie?

Dick & Lottie – OUR MISSION


Dick & Lottie inspires, entertains and challenges audiences with first class productions from the Alan Ayckbourn canon. We train and support the next generation of theatre artists; welcoming young people to be a valued part of the D&L family and give them their first, and everlasting step, into the performing arts industry. We celebrate the essential power of the theatre to illuminate our common humanity.


Dick & Lottie collaborate to create an atmosphere that empowers artists to achieve their finest work. Our rigorous standards reflect our commitment to excellence in every area of production. We take immense pride in our outstanding track record of artists who want to return and cultivate an audience that expects to be entertained and challenged. The work we do is exciting and refreshing.

As a company, we aspire to work as a team where all roles and responsibilities are valued equally. There is a culture of respect and support across D&L.

We have an established role and place in the local theatre community and believe in forging wider links regionally, nationally and internationally. Crucial to this, is building relationships with all members of the performing arts industry. We have established relationships with a wide range of arts venues. Central to our work is the burgeoning relationship with both undergraduates and those who have qualified in the performing arts from Huddersfield University; providing them with a springboard into the industry. We are committed to supporting all company members in furthering their career. 

Dick & Lottie upholds a duty of confidence, where one person who is provided with information by another is correct in the expectation that the information will only be used or disclosed in accordance with the wishes of the confider.

In the event of a safe guarding disclosure or other exceptional circumstances, the company has the right to discuss the matter with external agencies. The confider will be made aware of this prior to disclosure.

D&L are committed to an environment that fosters inclusion, honesty and integrity. We respect the diverse backgrounds, work and life experiences that individuals bring to the creative process. It is integral to our work that we welcome artists from the rich cultural scene here in the North of England.

We honour our audience and Board of Directors by being responsible with our finances, and we create compelling and entertaining theatre with elegance and economy. D&L operate a closed book however; at the end of each production the company will have the opportunity to see the overall income and expenditure.

The company offers all members of the ensemble, per production, a percentage share of the profits thus providing support for artists to further their career. This offer will be bespoke to each production. Contracts will be issued outlining terms and conditions for the production.

Dick & Lottie will go above and beyond to make everyone who works with us feel welcomed, supported and challenged to do their best. It is essential to us that an atmosphere is created which allows all to feel able to take creative risks in a safe, working environment. This extends beyond the company to include all patrons and additional, individual contributions.

All work is nurtured in an atmosphere of civility, humility and mutual respect. Harmonious and collaborative rehearsal rooms, production spaces, dressing rooms are essential. The well-being of all members of the company is our priority. We value the safety of all in a supportive, fun working environment.