Norwell Lapley Productions (NLP) is seeking accommodation for our visiting actors. If you live in Stafford and you have a spare bedroom that you’d be happy to rent out, we’d love to add you to our ‘Digs List’.

NLP is one off the country’s leading independent production companies with over 30 years of producing and promoting work for the UK and international touring market. 

Actors are employed from all over the country on an ongoing basis. Good, affordable, comfortable digs – for people who don’t live in the region – is an important consideration. An actor may request to stay with you for anything from a couple of nights to the full duration of their stay, so timings vary. You can, of course, choose not to accept any bookings which aren’t convenient for you.

The price is also up to you, but as a guide an actor will expect to pay around £100 – £175 a week (depending on location and amenities).

If you are interested in joining the NLP Digs List, we will ask you to fill out a short form giving details of the accommodation available – for example your distance from our HQ, how much you will charge, plus any other useful information. Any photographs you can provide are also a bonus.

NLP Ltd Company Director and General Manager Derrick Gask, formally the Artistic Programme Manager of Stafford Gatehouse Theatre said:

“I remember the fantastic support the local community gave our actors and creatives when I was producing Stafford Festival Shakespeare and the Rock & Roll Pantomimes at Stafford Gatehouse and hoped they could do again.“

D Gask


The Digs List is shared with actors looking for accommodation and from this, arrangements can be made between the actor and yourself.

If you would like to join our Digs List or have any questions, please contact us on 01785 335736, or email