Run by Artistic Director Molly Roberts who is one of The Old Vic 12 for 2016-2017 and a Stage One New Producer, Poleroid Theatre are a new writing theatre company and pioneers of Artist Development. We discover, curate and give a platform to fast-rising emerging writers, actors and directors from across the UK. Our collaborative method gives writers the vital time and space to work practically alongside a director and professional actors to create bold, current, high-quality new theatre work which pushes the boundaries of form and style, and we bring this work to areas of low cultural engagement across the nation. In 2014 we were nominated for three Off West End Theatre Awards for our production of Free Fall by acclaimed television and stage writer Vinay Patel
(Murdered by my Father), published by Methuen Drama. Our recent production This Must Be The Place by Brad Birch and Kenneth Emson (Latitude 2016 and Vault Festival 2017) received 4* and 5* reviews and sold out its Vault run, winning the Vault’s Show of the Year Award, published by Nick Hern Books.
Other work includes The Locker Outings (five new plays by Vinay Patel, Sarah Kosar, Jonathan Schey, Helen Russell-Clark & Andrew Thompson for Vault Festival); The Allotment by Andrew Thompson (Live Theatre, supported by Arts Council England); Bangin’ Wolves by Phoebe Éclair-Powell and Life On A Plum by Luke Barnes (Wilderness Festival). Poleroid also produce Write It : Mic It, an acclaimed eclectic performance platform which has given opportunities to 200 established and emerging artists from across the UK since 2012 and has been hosted at the Paines Plough Roundabout, Live Theatre, Vault Festival, Hackney Attic, Ritzy Brixton, Castle Hotel Manchester, Wilderness Festival and Standon Calling Festival.