- Business / Project: Last Word Theatre Company – The Invisible Condition
- Category: Performance
- College: London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Last Word Theatre is a new verbatim theatre company dedicated to telling stories from marginalised voices in modern day Britain. The aim for the company is to create innovative and socially conscious work which broadens horizons and investigates pressing issues in modern Britain. The company seeks out interesting and underrepresented stories, interviews relevant individuals and groups and forges a show designed to widen awareness and understanding of marginalised or silent groups. Last Word Theatre's unique selling point is the inclusion of discussions at the end of every show which draw on forum theatre techniques to incorporate audience response into the production. Productions will create conversations which audience members carry out of performance space into their daily lives. The initial project is The Invisible Condition: a show about NHS mental health treatment and the how the benefits system handles mental health issues.