Emma Rucastle

Freelance Theatre Professional

ELART Productions is an independent theatre company founded by freelance director Emma Rucastle and based in the north-west of England. Since 2009, the company has been putting on high quality theatre of all types in a wide range of settings, using both professional and community actors and creatives.

If you are interested in working with ELART Productions in any capacity, or you have an idea for a show or workshop you would like, please contact us.


“Very impressive company” – Stratford-upon-Avon Theatre BlogSpot

“I have worked with Emma several times as a professional actor retained by her Company ELART Productions. She is an excellent director with a clear and specific vision of what she wants while, at the same time, allowing the actors the freedom to experiment and contribute fully to the creative process.” – Paul Slater, actor.

“I have hired Emma more than once and would have no hesitation to do so again. Emma and her team produce beautiful music, almost magical. They are professional, reliable, trustworthy and likeable. The quality of their acting is also outstanding.” – Mandy Holten, Custodian St John’s, Lancaster.

“Emma was an exceptional colleague during our post-graduate studies at Middlesex. Always cheerful, creative, and hardworking, she was an asset when we were to work in teams. Emma and I spent a winter together in Moscow, Russia, studying under masters at the National Academy of Dramatic Art. She directed excellent pieces, and I remember a particularly poignant performance and interpretation of scene she created and in which she acted.” – Irene Hodes MFA Theatre Directing