Troublemaker Theatre Company was formed in 2006, formally bringing together Directors David Farey and Catherine Lambert. Over the last ten years, Troublemaker’s staff have toured to over 600 schools across Europe performing shows, running workshops and directing productions. The company is based in Maidenhead, Berkshire.

Dave was never allowed to do Drama at school because his staff all believed he was far too much of a troublemaker. Since then, with a Performing Arts degree, he has proved that his brand of “bums on seats” theatre is all too appropriate and enjoyable.

He has worked as Group Director of Young Theatre at Beaconsfield, one of the most artistically successful youth theatres in the UK. He has also toured across the country as a freelance actor to over 400 schools and is the Artistic Director of Norden Lights Youth Theatre.

As Education Director of several companies, Dave has formed and developed successful working relationships with councils, schools and arts organisations by concentrating on a professional approach within the educational world.

Catherine trained as an actor at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and graduated in 2004.

Despite not having the opportunity to do much drama at school, Catherine decided she wanted a career in the industry at a young age and has followed this path ever since. She has previously worked as Assistant Group Director of Young Theatre at Beaconsfield, a professional actor and a frequent director and workshop leader for Norden Lights Youth Theatre. 

Now, Catherine continues to be the Producer and Co-Ordinator of the annual Shakespeare - As You Like It project and also offers private 1:1 tuition for Drama School and Drama Scholarship auditions. She spends most of her time teaching curriculum Drama and the LAMDA Acting and Communications syllabi at an independent school in Reading, Berkshire.

Ian worked for the BBC for 30 years, and particularly with the BBC Television Drama Group from 1979 to 1993.

Throughout that period, Ian was also very actively involved in the amateur & semi-professional theatre as an actor, writer, director, and lighting director. He founded The Young Theatre - a theatre group for young people, run by young people - initially at North Harrow in 1964, and subsequently, with Aviva Wiseman, established its sister group, The Young Theatre at Beaconsfield in 1970, where he was their Artistic Director for fifteen years and their President from 2002 to 2009.