The Method behind the Madness of MadCaps...

Established in 2012, MadCap Theatre Productions is a touring company based in North Worcestershire which brings quality, professional productions to various venues across the nation.


Focussing on classical and historically-based theatre, we produce unique, engaging and energetic theatre for contemporary audiences. Our shows use elements of music, song, dance and physicality to bring stories to life; from those written over 400 years ago to newly written, historically-set productions.


MadCap Theatre Productions' Artistic Directors, Emma Leigh and Patricia Hobday, are passionate about expanding the appeal of classical and historical theatre and make our shows fun for both audiences and actors alike!


The company also offers classical theatre workshops, community/educational outreach projects, bespoke performances and regularly provide entertainment for events. We supply a small team of actors to engage guests and perform extracts from Shakespeare's plays, or our extremely popular Murder Mystery evenings which have been performed at hotels, restaurants and historical properties to name a few!


Because of the way our shows are produced (short rehearsal time, long touring time), we find that all of our casts have a chemistry that is undeniable, we become a team, working together to bring home a fantastic performance every time we step on to stage.


We are a friendly bunch of people, and want to both encourage and develop new talent in all areas of theatre. We offer as many work experience placements as possible behind stage, and we work with actors that are both recent graduates and those with years of experience in the industry.

If you are interested in applying for a position with us, either on or off stage please email or keep in touch with us via facebook or twitter. We also advertise casting calls on professional directories such as Casting Call Pro and Spotlight.


We create strong links with venues that we visit and hope to visit more, in more locations, with each of our productions. Feel free to contact us with any questions, and please do come to see our next production!


All of MadCap Theatre Productions' costume and set can be hired. Contact us for more information...

The Mad Ones...

Emma Leigh - Artistic Director

Patricia Hobday - Artistic Director and Costumier

Emma trained at the University of Kent, Birmingham School of Acting and CityLit, London.

Directing Credits for MadCaps include:

Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Postcards from the Seaside, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, Lizzy, Darcy and Jane and Little Grimley’s Troubles Tripled.

Other Directing Credits include:

The Taming of the Shrew (in association with the RSC), The Memory of Water, The Glass Menagerie and Journey’s End.

Previous MadCap Credits include:

Quince (A Midsummer Night's Dream) Maria (Twelfth Night), Miranda (The Tempest)

Other Theatre Credits include:

Katherina (The Taming of the Shrew), Helena (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Shelia (An Inspector Calls), Jaqueline De Severac (Murder on the Nile), Clarice (A Servant to Two Masters), Mrs Kendal (The Elephant Man) and countless Pantomime and Musical roles.

Emma is also a classically trained soprano.

Patricia trained at the Birmingham School of Acting and has over 10 years’ experience in theatre as an actor, producer, director and more recently as a costumier.

Directing Credits for MadCaps include:

Twelfth Night, The Tempest, Little Grimley's Troubles Tripled.

MadCaps Credits include:

Antonio (Much Ado About Nothing), Snug/Egeus (A Midsummer Night's Dream), Nurse (Romeo and Juliet), Lady Catherine De Bourgh/Alethea Bigg-Wither/Madam Lefroy (Lizzy, Darcy and Jane), Widow/Merchant/Tailor (The Taming of the Shrew), Joyce (Little Grimley’s Troubles Tripled), Caliban (The Tempest).

Other Credits include:

Lady Bracknell (The Importance of Being Earnest), Sir Toby Belch (Twelfth Night), Grumio (The Taming of the Shrew), Beatrice (A Servant to Two Masters), Prince Charming (Cinderella) and Madame Edith (Allo Allo).

Patricia regularly works at the National Forest Adventure Farm as a character actor and has also worked with the BBC, NHS and Imperial College London in The Big Bang.

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