Founded in 2004, Bite My Thumb are the regional theatre company that consistently defy expectations. 

For more than a decade, they have built up a very special reputation, creating an impressive body of work - tackling works from household names like Ben Elton and Woody Allen and northern classics by Gober, Russell and Cartwright. Other productions have seen them pushing boundaries with Anthony Neilson and Joe Penhall's "in yer face" movement and taking on the greatest dramatist ever, William Shakespeare.

Often putting their own stamp on established works they play to great critical acclaim from both their audiences and the press. Bite My Thumb’s mesmerising performances and powerful productions have led to them become an award winning company with a loyal audience who keep coming back for more.

Please check out our CURRENT PRODUCTION page to see what we have coming up.


"Directed with verve and imagination ... strongly recomended." - The Huffington Post

"Inspired." - The Yorkshire Post

"Should be on everyones to see list ... a sensitive, powerful portrayal." - Reviews Hub

"One of the must-see plays in Leeds." - Leeds List

"Stand out performances." - North West End