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Touring Autobiographical & Documentary Theatre and Performance


This case study is of the impact that an approach to theatre and performance making has had on the theatre industry, academia and the public. The approach is one of combining autobiography, biography, reportage and documentary research into a variety of narrative frames: fictional drama, performance lecture, autobiographical story telling. The study includes four currently touring performances created by theatre company Third Angel, on which I am the lead writer/artist and performer:

  • Cape Wrath (2013 – present)
  • 600 People (2015 – present)
  • The Desire Paths (2016 – present)
  • The Department of Distractions (2018 – present)

These works tour across the UK and internationally to theatres, festivals, arts centres and rural touring networks. The study also includes publications, lectures and workshops that further explore these ideas.

Dr Susan Miller