‘A theatre company that believes that theatre can bring about positive change by helping people see the world differently.’


Dark Horse theatre company premier original work, with an ensemble of 8 exceptional actors with learning disabilities and non – learning disabled actors from the wider industry. We produce work to tour nationally that is visually impactful and has a reputation of surprise, innovation and the ability to reverse expectations.

Dark Horse is also a leading vocational trainer of actors with learning disabilities and develops skills in preparation for work in the industry. Interested in a career as an actor? Take a look at our Train & Learn section

Originally created in 1998 as Full Body and the Voice, the company underwent rebranding in 2012 to become Dark Horse. The company has continued to develop into a leading provider in our field, with over 20 years experience under our belt.

Our Team

Lynda Hornsby

Executive Director


Amy Cunningham

Artistic Lead

Ekaterina Chokova

Organisation Operations Manager

Kirsty Wolff

Audience and Outreach Co-ordinator

Libbie Saunders

F1 Course Lead

Margaret Thompson

Volunteer Finance Assistant