“The lyricism of an individual’s voice and the way they tell their story is particularly interesting to Bell, and appears to facilitate much of the creativity behind Documental productions”

Rosemary Waugh in Exeunt article here

“Lucy Bell directed SNIP as part of PlayLAB at Theatre Royal Plymouth. She worked excellently with the actors to create a piece of a real nuance, complexity and heart.”

Nik Partridge, staff director Theatre Royal Plymouth


Laminated by Lucy Bell is beautiful and heart wrenching monologue about the over-looked and rarely discussed lives of parents caring for a child with profound disabilities. Extremely funny in Bell’s inimitable and warm conversational style, the play unfolds to give us a surprising and moving insight into a world of NHS counsellors, sausages and laminators. 

Bea Roberts,  Theatre503 Award-winning writer

“Laminated is a lovely piece of writing with a wonderful central character. It’s unassuming and seemingly gentle with emotions buried deep underground”

David Lockwood, Artistic Director, Bike Shed Theatre


“Funny, engaging, skin-crawlingly familiar and hugely entertaining”

Lee Morgan, The PRSD review here


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★★★★ “A powerful and hilarious new play by Lucy Bell gives voice to young dads” 

Clare Hand, Kentish Towner  review here 

“A remarkable representation of the realities of young parenthood that is tackled with heart, sensitivity and humour”

Naia Headland-Vanni in EXEUNT


“Cunningly constructed and gloriously sung.”
Lyn Gardner, Guardian on SCORE review here

“Score is a wonderful show, one that realistically portrays drug users and ex-offenders as exactly like the rest of us – somewhere between stainless angels and evil, downtrodden monsters.”
EXEUNT review here

 “Lucy Bell’s tight script rarely veers off course. Laugh-out-loud lines sit unapologetically beside the frustration of witnessing these two young women trying to save each other, but never quite managing to be in the same place at the same time.”
★★★★ The Public Reviews review here

“A powerful theatrical hit.”
★★★★ FemaleArts review here



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“Brilliant hard-hitting and realistic piece of theatre; incredibly powerful”

@TheStage festival round up. Friction a must see @TheatreFestND

“A fairytale bedtime story begins Friction, though the searing wall of sound which follows is an indicator that all is not well. But fairytales end with a happy ever after, right?”review here


“The script is unassumingly deft, weaving together escalating arguments with moments of quiet sadness and fear.”

EXEUNT review here

“Split Second  reveals the oceans that can unwittingly grow between two people”

PRSD review here