About us

We were formed to perform compelling pieces of theatre and new works which reflect the realities of life.

Helen Fox

Co-Founder
Actor, Writer, Youth Producer, Workshop Director, Creative Designer
Helen trained as an actress and then as a psychologist, she returned to acting and started writing in 2014. Since then she has produced 4 of her plays and is working on several new works for production in the coming 18 months. Along with Acting and writing, Helen runs the youth company and designs for the company’s productions- concepts, staging and technical design.
Acting Highlights
Claire- The Two Character Play by Tennessee Williams
Maggie/Georgie/Joan/Charlotte- I’m Missing You by Helen Fox
Gemma- 1in2 Chance by Helen Fox
Woman- Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen by Tennessee Williams
She- Ivan’s Widow by Tennessee Williams
Nancy- Oliver by Lionel Bart based on Charles Dickens ‘Oliver Twist’
Flora- 27 Wagons Full of Cotton by Tennessee Williams
One- Nine by Jane Shepard
Mrs Culfeathers/Dolly- The Steamie by Tony Roper
Lion/Dorothy- The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum, adapted by Helen Fox
Madeleine- The Wooden Pear by Gillian Plowman
Skills
  • Accents
  • Driving
  • Swimming
  • Cycling
  • Improvisation
  • Theatre Devising

Codge Crawford

Co-Founder
Actor, Workshop Director, Writer, Set Construction
Born in 1967, educated in Castle Douglas, Codge left school to join the army. He served for 4 years after which he left and became a fiberglass laminator. He has his own business in laminating anything from rooves to Sharks.
Having always been a singer, Codge began performing in musicals and after 7 years transitioned to theatre. Since then he performed in over 25 plays.
Along with Helen, Codge founded Fox and Hound Theatre Company in 2015. He is currently writing work which will be performed as part of the company’s repertoire.
Acting Highlights
Jake- 27 Wagons Full of Cotton by Tennessee Williams
Tommy Tango- The Lythium Waltz by Barry McKinley
Sam- I’m Missing You by Helen Fox
Matt- 1in2 Chance by Helen Fox
Fagin- Oliver by Lionel Bart, from Charles Dickens’ ‘Oliver Twist’
Skills
  • Accents
  • Driving
  • Darts
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Improvisation

Ellie Stevens

Actor & Director
Actor
Jan 2018. The Wonderful Wizard of Booze –‘Dorothy’ ‘Lion’ -Castle Douglas Town Hall
Jul & Aug 2017. 1 in 2 Chance – ‘Bambi’- Scottish Tour and Edinburgh Fringe (Greenside Venue)
Mar 2017. Oliver! the musical – ‘Bet’ – The Fullarton Theatre, Castle Douglas
Aug 2016. I’m Missing You – ‘Ann’ ‘Joy’ – Edinburgh Fringe (Greenside Venue)
Feb 2016. Cheating Death – ‘Sue’ – SCDA One Act Play competition, The Fullarton Theatre, Castle Douglas
Dec 2015. Peter Pan the Pantomime – ‘Peter’ – Birchvale Theatre, Dalbeattie
Jun 2015. Annie Jr. – ‘Lilly’ – Castle Douglas High School, Castle Douglas
Mar 2015. Selfie – ‘Laura’ – SCDA One Act Play competition, The Fullarton Theatre, Castle Douglas
Jun 2015. Tally’s Blood – ‘Older Lucia’ – Birchvale Theatre, Dalbeattie
Director
Nov 2018. The Two Character Play- Director- Scottish Tour 2018 and UK tour 2019
Nov 2018. I’m Missing You- Director- Scottish Tour 2018 and UK tour 2019
Dec 2017. Alice in Wonderland the Pantomime -Assistant Director- Birchvale Theatre, Dalbeattie
Feb 2017. Fireflies – Director – SCDA One Act Play competition – The Fullarton, Castle Douglas and The Beacon, Greenock
Jun 2016. Into the Woods Jr. – Director – The Fullarton, Castle Douglas (Castle Douglas High School)
Sep 2014. The Man in the Bowler Hat – Director – Birchvale Theatre, Dalbeattie
Feb 2014. Take Your Kid to Work Day – Director – Birchvale Theatre, Dalbeattie
Other
Jun 2017. 27 Wagons Full of Cotton – Sound and Light Technician – Brighton Fringe (The Rialto)
Dec 2017. Fireflies- Set up and Ran Kirkcudbright Primary School Drama Club
Jun 2016. Into the Woods Jr. – Set Designer and Producer – Castle Douglas High School
May 2016. 9-5 – Stage Crew – The Fullarton, Castle Douglas

Dave Mattison

Producer
Producer
Dave was born and educated in Birmingham, with Jamaican and Welsh parentage. As the fifth child of thirteen, Dave’s childhood was full of fun, noise and social interaction. Dave is married with 2 daughters, 4 grandsons and 1 grand-daughter, making sure any spare time he has is fully utilised!
Work experience started as an apprentice tool-maker, moving into manufacturing and senior management, before embarking on sales and marketing. Semi-retirement 2 years ago led to the formation of his own consultancy company Galloway Concepts, working on a wide range of projects, with customers and friends, old and new.
Outside of work, Dave has a vast array of interests including football, golf, cycling, walking and has been in bands playing bass guitar. He was also the sound engineer for jazz vocalist Madison on gigs and in studio.
A keen fundraiser, Dave has organised social events as part of his Golf Captaincy, acting as MC and host on numerous functions throughout the year. He has also undertaken many physical challenges in aid of charity including Ben Nevis, West Highland Way, Great Glencoe Challenge and the Galloway ReCycle Sportive.
Having relocated to Scotland from the Midlands in 2008, Dave is working hard on learning the lingo and is looking forward to assisting Fox and Hound Theatre Company further develop in the coming months.