Front Foot Theatre was founded by husband and wife team Kim Hardy and Julia Papp in 2013. Kim and Julia first worked together at a Chekhov workshop with the Salon Collective in 2011 which culminated in an evening of Chekhov scenes where they first played Konstantin and Nina from The Seagull. They absolutely fell in love with the characters and were waiting for two years for an opportunity to work on the whole play but that opportunity never came so they decided to take matters in their own hands thus Front Foot Theatre was developed. They produced The Seagull at the White Bear Theatre and Kim got an Ian Charles commendation for his role of Konstantin.
After having a taste of the independence and creative freedom of producing their own show they started to look for their next project, reading hundreds of plays, until they settled on Pulitzer Prize-winning David Auburn’s Proof which they put on in 2015 at the Chiswich Playhouse (then Tabard Theatre) playing Catherine and Hal. Proof was nominated for 2 Off West End Awards for Best Set Design (Michael Leopold) and Best Supporting Actress (Mary-Ann Cafferkey).
After Proof their next big production was their wedding in 2016. While on their honeymoon they started talking about the next step and decided that they really wanted to do another production before starting a family. Both of them has a deep love of Shakespeare and decided to produce a highly physical Richard III at The Cockpit Theatre. This was their first collaboration with director Lawrence Carmichael which earned Kim an Off Westend Award nomination for Best Actor.
After Richard they took some time off from producing and welcomed a baby boy to their family in 2018 and a baby girl in 2021. They were planning their next production when Covid hit. Reuniting with Lawrence Carmichael they are very hopeful that things are slowly returning to normal and started producing David Lindsey-Abaire Pulitzer Prize-winning Rabbit Hole which will premier in April 2022 at the Union Theatre.