Our Story

Tenterhooks are a visual artist (Fergus Dunnet) and two theatre clowns (Suzie Ferguson and Diane Thornton). We put our audiences at the heart of the bold and playful performances we make. We thrive on the risks and rewards that come with making work that is spontaneous and which continues to evolve in performance.

Most of our work is for unconventional spaces. Our starting point is usually a question about who our intended audience is and why we want to create for them.  Investigating how our audiences can affect the work during its creation and performance is central to what we do. Our style is influenced by theatrical clowning, street theatre, visual storytelling and play. 

Who We Are