We make new writing drama inspired by lived experience. We have toured the plays SCORE, FRICTION and PULLING OUT and on 16th July we will be showcasing three new radio dramas at The Boatshed Festival
About Documental Theatre -
“Documental Theatre, by all accounts, is a company to watch” The Stage.
Lucy and Cally founded Documental Theatre because they are nosy. They trained in jobs that allow them to be professionally nosy (Cally’s a mental health nurse and Lucy’s documentary-maker turned teacher) and we think a lot of people making “socially engaged” drama could be a bit nosier too.
We want to make plays that take account of how real people cope under pressure, and how they rarely lose their sense of humour…or a pre-occupation with when the bins need to go out.
Our writing process starts with personal encounters with people with lived experience of a subject. They are very cool people. Not in a wearing-sunglasses-indoors sort of way…in a I’ve-made terrible-and-wonderful-choices and lived to tell the tale sort of way. And we work with the services they access to ensure they give informed consent. We also work with the most talented actors and directors (they sometimes wear sunglasses indoors) and we hope the resulting work is a theatrical experience you’ll never forget.
Here is our trailer for PULLING OUT...