I am an applied theatre practitioner, theatre director and community producer from London with fourteen years experience of working in the applied theatre field.
I design and deliver projects in mainstream & special needs primary and secondary schools and colleges, youth centres, youth theatres, hospitals, universities, museums and theatres.
I specialise in working with inner city community groups - building confidence and creating positive experiences through the arts.
In the UK I have delivered projects with the Young Vic, Theatre Peckham, Poplar Union, Lyric Hammersmith, The Unicorn Theatre, Kiln Theatre, The Old Vic, The Southwark Playhouse, The Bush Theatre, The British Museum, The Gate Theatre, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Chickenshed, Graeae, SMART (mental health charity), Green Shoes Arts, New Wimbledon Theatre, Tender, Artis, Lost Theatre, Lewisham Youth Theatre, The Broadway Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre, Blackhorse Workshop, Purple Moon Drama and have delivered projects internationally with Faust International and Dramatic English in Hong Kong and the Phillipines.
I offer bespoke short and long term project packages for a range of client groups. Get in contact for more information.
I am currently working as Neighbourhood Theatre Producer at The Young Vic:
Co - Director Southwark Playhouse's Dementia Project:
All in your head
"She returns to the centre, leaning in close to the camera. She smiles a small smile and nods more assuredly than before. She’s made a decision. She turns and heads to the door. She opens it and goes to leave.
With calls to domestic abuse helplines doubling since lockdown, this important performance will be followed by a panel discussion with survivors of domestic abuse and representatives from women's organisations.
Sometimes verbatim, All In Your Head presents excerpts from real women’s stories, through one woman’s voice. The piece will empower survivors by sharing real experiences, it will shine a light on the hidden and amplify the unheard.
All In Your Head is conceived and directed by theatre maker Lucy Dear. It has been created through a devising and R&D process and presented online to an invited audience followed by panel discussions with survivors and representatives from women’s organisations.
All In Your Head was due to be performed at feminist theatre festival Calm Down Dear – Camden Theatre Festival in May 2020. With support from Arts Council England the piece is now being created for an online performance on 14th February 2021. In December 2020 it was awarded Arts Council funding.
Before lock down, statistics showed that “one in three women aged 16-59 will experience domestic abuse in her lifetime” (Office for National Statistics 2019) Since lock down Domestic Violence rates have more than doubled - click here.
All in Your Head aims to raise awareness on Coercive Control. Coercive Control has only recently been recognised in law, according to Women's Aid this is “a landmark moment in the UK’s approach to domestic abuse, and must be accompanied by awareness-raising among the public.”
To learn more about Coercive Control and what it is, watch this moving speech by MP Rosie Duffield
*TRIGGEcR WARNING: Contains accounts of abuse in relationship*
Listen to the All In Your Head playlist to hear the songs featured in the show
All In Your Head is currently featured on the following websites:
Read Lucy's alumni profile on QMUL's Alumni page
visit the All In Your Head website here
Post Graduate Certificate in Applied Theatre with Young People from Central School of Speech and Drama (2016)
Graduate of StoneCrabs Young Directors Programme (2009)
2.1 honours in Applied Theatre from Queen Mary University of London (2006)
Level 1 BSL (British Sign Language)
Child protection Level 3
Arts Award trained
GDPR training (December 2020)
LGBT awareness training (October 2020)
Safeguarding Training (May 2020)
Arts for Dementia training (January 2020(
Working with vulnerable people - Samaritans training (November 2019)
The Comedy School Stand Up Comedy Course - (March 2018)
TEFL training – The TEFL Academy (May 2017)
Arts Award Training – Discover and Explore level (February 2017)
Mental Health First Aid training with Mind (June 2016)
Facilitator training in Legislative Theatre - Theatre for a Change (April 2016)
Working with young people with experience of domestic abuse, Tender (2016)
Beyond Resistance - Working with challenging groups - Act for Change (2015)
Create the space – Youth Theatre Practitioner training at National Theatre ( 2014)
Tender training on culturally specific forms of violence against women (2014)
National Association of Youth theatre annual training event (October 2013), Mime course at City Lit (2012)
Makaton training (August 2012)
Autism Awareness training with National Autistic Society (2012)
Age Exchange training on Intergenerational Theatre work (2010)
Short course in Clowning at LAMDA ( 2009)
Training in Epilepsy first aid, Total Communication, and Child Protection at Cheviots Disability Service. (2009)
Disability Awareness training Graeae Theatre Company (2008)
Forum theatre: Training on the use of forum theatre in workshops with with Bigfoot Theatre Company (2008)
Drama Therapy, An Introduction: Fifteen-hour practical introduction to the practice (2007)