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Four characters from Laugh Out Loud Shows
Who We Are

"Laugh Out Loud Theatre Company" is a not-for-profit entertainment company based in East Northamptonshire.

Established in 2018, we specialise in touring pantomimes, theatre in education shows and murder mystery events.


We work alongside town councils, schools, charities and organisations to bring our colourful performances to your local community.

We are very grateful for the funding received from the following organisations which has enabled us to stay true to our founding principle of making theatre accessible to all:

Arts Council England
North Northamptonshire Council
Northamptonshire Community Foundation
Our Team
Emma Kendrick
Emma Kendrick

Director / Writer

Emma is an actor, writer, director and producer for film and theatre. She has toured the UK in various pantomime and TIE productions as well as in a solo show as the rat catcher ‘Jack Black’ in ‘I’m A Victorian, Get Me Out of Here!’ (Grim Times). She has appeared on film as an actor, writer and producer, and she has worked as a character actor at ‘Chessington World of Adventures’ and ‘The London Bridge Experience’. She was previously assistant director for the Centre of Performing Arts at the University of the West of England, and has facilitated drama workshops for primary, secondary and FE years.

Theatre credits include: Jocasta / Alison in ‘The Canterbury Tales’ (CPA), Maleficent in ‘Sleeping Beauty’ (Fame Factory Spotlight), Kate Green in ‘Safe House’ (Broken Pipe Theatre), Carol Capstick in ‘Over My Dead Body’ (TADS), Jim Hawkins in ‘Treasure Island’ (Broken Pipe Productions), and Aladdin in ‘Aladdin’ (Laugh Out Loud Theatre).

Film credits include: ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ (Disney), ‘Paddington 2’ (Heyday Films and Studio Canal), ‘The Legend of the 5ive’ (Retribution Films), and ‘Dead Love’ (Zombee Video).

Writing credits include: ‘Little red Riding Hood’, ‘Treasure Island’, ‘Beauty and the Beast’, ‘Aladdin’, ‘Ranger Rick’s Animal Adventure’, ‘Ranger Rick’s Animal Amble’, ‘Til Death Do Us Part’, and ‘One Way Ticket’.

Natalie Castka
Natalie Čàstka

Director / Social Media and Marketing

Natalie trained at the Arts Institute at Bournemouth, graduating in 2007.

She toured the UK and Ireland for the next four years performing theatre-in-education shows and workshops ranging from anti-bullying to Shakespeare. After putting away her touring suitcase, she has continued performing, both on stage and as a scare actor at 'Thorpe Park Fright Nights' and 'The Howl'. She works closely with several Bedford based theatre companies, and regularly performs in 'StageWrite', an annual new writing festival. She can also be spotted in several music videos and award winning short films. She was a dancer in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, and danced at the FA Cup Final 2016 alongside Tinie Tempah. She also teaches drama and singing, and several of her students have gone on to study at prestigious performing arts schools across the UK.

Theatre credits include Mrs Kranky in 'George's Marvellous Medicine', Hero in 'Much Ado About Nothing', Leslie in 'Her Big Chance' (UK & USA), Lana in 'Intercourse', Mother in 'The Railway Children', Counsellor in 'Hot Thoughts', Ranger Rita in 'Ranger Rita's Animal Adventure' and Maid Marian in 'Robin Hood'.

Writing and directing credits include adaptations of 'Oliver Twist', 'Peter Pan', 'Cinderella', 'Beauty and the Beast', 'Treasure Island', 'The Wind in the Willows', 'Robin Hood', and 'Holmes', as well as original works including 'The Grey Lady', 'SHE', and 'Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye'.

Tim Cole
Tim Cole

Director / Producer

Tim has been working as a professional performer for over 20 years. He has worked at Northampton College as a Theatre Technician, Demonstrator and Drama Lecturer for the Supported Learning Team. He has also worked as an actor / facilitator for Wing Training where he provided support for the long-term unemployed in Leicestershire and Northamptonshire, and as an actor/ role player for Roy Leighton Partnerships helping young people manage their time successfully to achieve good grades. He volunteers with the Masque Youth Theatre in Northampton as co-director with James Gillam from Fabula Arts.​ 

Theatre credits include: Billy Dean in 'Killed' (Royal Theatre, Northampton), Kev in 'STAND' (Ed Fringe), Scarecrow in 'The Wizard of Oz' (The Castle Theatre, Wellingborough), Apathy Man in 'Earth in your Pocket' (New Perspectives Theatre Company, Nottingham), Tony Lumpkin in 'She Stoops to Conquer' (AlterEgo Theatre Company), Hindley Earnshaw In 'Wuthering Heights' (Lookingglass Theatre Company), Graham in 'Talking Heads' (Peppers’ Ghost Theatre Company, Milton Keynes), Billy in 'Little Red Riding Hood' (Broken Pipe Productions). Tim also performs in Murder Mysteries across the UK (Laugh Out Loud Theatre).

Film and television credits include: 'Dalziel and Pascoe' (BBC), '30 Minute Report' (ITV), and 'Friends and Crocodiles' (BBC Films).

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