About Dean Taylor Productions

Dean Taylor Productions has become the brand leader for the North of England. Touring theatre indoors and out, rain or shine!

It has presented such a variety of plays, including William Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’, ‘The Taming of the Shrew’, ‘The Merchant of Venice’ and ‘The Tempest’. Around some of the most exclusive environs in the North.

Credits include over 10 years and 500 performances ‘Shakespeare with Punch’ and ‘Dinner with Dickens & Shakespeare’ and in 2012 a classic comedy ensembles season combining Shakespeare’s ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’ and ‘The Rivals’ by Richard Sheridan.

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A scene from Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest at Skipton Castle.

In 2011 DTP was proud in helping to introduce to the general public a long overlooked and priceless copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio now on exhibition at Skipton Museum. Now DTP is busier than ever. A summer of ‘Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell’, outdoors and in, by Keith Waterhouse and in association with Samuel French Limited is to be followed in October by Harold Harwood’s comedy masterpiece ‘The Dresser.’ In addition, the new solo tragi-comedy ‘The Actor’s Apology’ by John Cargill Thompson and premiered to much acclaim this April at Colne Little Theatre is touring throughout the year. The evergreen ‘The Short and the Long of It’ revue will continue in 2014 to celebrate and commemorate the anniversary of the outbreak of ‘The Great War’.Whirligig is the newly designed Theatre in Education arm of DTP offering an innovative, exciting complement to the standard practices of school and college workshops.

Touring Spring 2015 with ”Macbeth Speaks’ by John Cargill Thompson. Macbeth comes back to present day to put the record straight. “Far from being a ‘petty murdering knightlet’ I was High King of a confederation that stretched almost as far as Manchester, you’ll appreciate why we stopped there .

.  you can take responsibility for civilising people so far, eh?”

Usually set in cabaret style  .  .  .tables, chairs,  at some venues supper and wine!

For performance schedule go to EVENTS.

Touring 2016 and 2017 with ‘Dickie’s Meadow’,  ‘Heroes’ and soon ‘Oliver Cromwell’.

Macbeth Speaks 2014

Dean Taylor as Richard III in ‘Dickie’s Meadow’ by Dennis Crompton, Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston, Lancashire
23 November 2016



DTp.Memories of 2013-14