BDTC. are a bright young fringe theatre company specialising in red hot classical theatre & White Knuckle Shakespeare. Based in Lancaster, we make theatre bursting with ideas.

BDTC. In 2018

It has been an awfully, AWFULLY long time since this page or company showed any signs of life. We don't blame you at all for forgetting about us, or giving up hope of ever seeing any loud, messy, rough & accessible White Knuckle Shakespeare in Lancashire ever again. As You Like It, triumphant as it was, was a terrifying four years ago. We've been very quiet.

But, as it turns out, we might not be quite as dead as all that. Once again, BDTC. are thinking about the future. Keep watching this website, follow our twitter feed & keep a hopeful eye on Facebook.

BDTC. aren't quite finished yet...


After our six month hiatus to find ourselves, move houses, sword fight in castles & in some cases tour the nation as part of an all female theatre company performing the first known work by a female writer in English, BDTC. are delighted to announce that we're back on the horse as part of the Lancaster Season of Shakespeare. 



BDTC. have just finished performing Macbeth all over the north west - in theatres, town halls, pubs, cafes and on our home turf in Lancaster Brewery.

Thank you to everyone who came to see a show, supported the BDTC team and generally helped the tour to be massive, flaming success. Keep your eyes peeled for future plans.


White Knuckle Shakespeare is the core of the Bingo Dragon ethos - it is, if you like, our manifesto. We believe passionately that Shakespeare is ours, it's yours and it belongs onstage, being spoken and being heard. Shakespeare is alive, energetic and exciting, and the heightened language married to the BDTC. theatricality makes for an arresting theatrical experience.

For this reason, you will never find a synopsis in a BDTC. programme. We believe that spoken Shakespearean language is more than capable of conveying the story. We have faith that you, our audience, will find a clear path into the play through that language and our performances. By discovering Shakespeare this way, each performance becomes personal to those who experience it.

We don't think Shakespeare is scary, and we don't think you should either. We're confident that if you come to one of our shows, you'll agree with us and you will leave excited, envigorated and hungry for more.


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