About Laal Marra Productions

La'al Marra Productions was formed in 2011 by actress and writer Emma Rydal to create professional theatre and short films. The company uses local talent wherever possible. Rydal's first play 'True' chronicled a mother daughter relationship through the decades. It premiered at Manchester's 24.7 Theatre Festival in 2011 and won The Audience Award for Best Production, The Vicky Allen Equity Award and was nominated for a Manchester Theatre Award. It toured around Cumbria where the company are based. Based on the play a screenplay was written and two short films 'One Last Walk' and 'A Bit More Sleep' were made. The latter winning an Osprey Award at Keswick Film Festival.

More recently the company produced 'Soaked' in collaboration with The Rosehill Theatre. The project received funding from The Arts Council and Cumbria County Council and had succesful tours of Cumbria, Lancaster and Manchester in 2017 & 2018.