Dorothy Lawrence - Devising

'The Shopping Whisperer' - Secret Platform Theatre


Dorothy first became interested in devising in the 1980's through Joint Stock Theatre. Exploring real life stories and events through improvisation and theatre games and crafting these into a script meant that plays could emerge from exploration by groups of actors as well as through the more traditional vein of writer-led theatre. In the late 80s Dorothy created and ran the Women’s Theatre
 Company Visible Difference. The company devised, The 
Cradle Will Rock, working alongside playwright Jane Beeson. The play explored the idea of the maternal instinct. Was it nurture or nature?