It was founded by the Actor/Manager Neal Foster in 1992, with Sir Derek Jacobi and Paul Scofield CH as patrons. It presents productions both on its home stage and touring throughout the United Kingdom and internationally, most recently New York, Sydney and Dubai. Box Office receipts account for 100% of the company's income.
The company is strongly associated with the world stage premieres of Horrible Histories including Terrible Tudors, Vile Victorians, Ruthless Romans, Awful Egyptians, Frightful First World War, Woeful Second World War and its record-breaking production of Barmy Britain, which is the longest running children's show in West End history.
The company has staged several world premieres including Collision by Dominic Leyton, Bridges and Harmonies by Oren Lavie and The Dice House by Paul Lucas.