talking Scarlet was founded in 2001 as a trading name for Big Dog Productions. Since then the company has produced and collaborated in productions at theatres all over the country and toured internationally.


It is now a fully independent Limited Company run by Patric Kearns and Jane Shakespeare.

Brilliant company … love their productions when they come to Eastbourne.

Sussex Express



Talking Scarlet are a company worth watching in the future.

The Public Reviews



I’ve yet to see a bad talking Scarlet show. I don’t think they exist.

The Derbyshire Times



… theatre as it should be.

Well produced and directed, with a talented cast who deliver a strong script.

Nantwich News