We are writer-producers making award-winning New Writing theatre inspired by conversations with people who've lived the story.
Have a look at our past shows FRICTION, SCORE and PULLING OUT and find out about our new pieces, LAMINATED, HOT FLUSHES and CRACKING, on tour this year.
About Documental Theatre -
“Documental Theatre, by all accounts, is a company to watch” The Stage.
Lucy and Cally founded Documental Theatre in 2014. Cally’s a mental health nurse and Lucy was a teacher in schools and offender learning, so both felt inspired by their encounters with families living through extraordinary challenges.
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 scripts are sparked by personal encounters with people with lived experience of a subject. And we work with the support groups they belong to, to ensure they give informed consent. We also work with the most talented actors and directors and hope the resulting work is a theatrical experience with humour and heart.