Who we are:
Director & founder Cathy Denford, set up the company in 1997 as an improvising troupe to serve the communication needs of disadvantaged groups. She has directed productions at Theatre Royal, York and the West Yorkshire Playhouse, and teaches drama across the region. After her initial drama training at Birmingham University, she worked in television, making documentaries with community groups for Channel Four. Risky Things uses her varied skills of collaborative researching, directing, presenting/'jokering' and producing, both live and recorded material.
Actors, musicians and facilitators in the company's recent productions include Jon Adamson, Sabina Arthur, John Barber, Paul Booth, Stephanie Butler, Andrew Cleaton, Andrea Crewe, Mark Cronfield, Marie Ekins, Thomas Frere, Kate Hampson, Gemma Head, Nikki Hellens, Belinda Lazenby, Dan O'Leary, Richard Sabey, Dwayne Scantlebury, Rachel Scott, Omar Shahryar, Johnny Tomlinson and Kate Wynn. Although different members of Risky Things work on a range of projects, they are all experienced actors (in theatre, television and theatre-in-education) and are trained to facilitate the company's specific client groups.