Breach is a multimedia performance company founded by Dorothy Allen-Pickard, Billy Barrett and Ellice Stevens, and produced by Ellie Claughton. They collaborate with actors to create politically engaged, formally exploratory shows that blend drama and documentary.  Our playtexts are published by Oberon Books and are available to buy here

About

“A young company with a strong creative identity”

Natasha Tripney, The Stage

“A very special young company”

Matt Trueman, Fest

“Theatrically ambitious and boldly political”

Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
Winner
The Stage Edinburgh Award 2018
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Winner
Scotsman Fringe First Award
2016
Winner
Total Theatre Award Emerging Company
2015
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Dorothy Allen-Pickard

Dorothy Allen-Pickard

Dorothy is a filmmaker and co-founder of Breach – working as video director and dramaturg on our projects. She has a particular interest in working with non-professional actors to create semi-autobiographical work merging documentary and fiction. Her films have been awarded the Best UK New Director Award at BFI Future Film Festival, the Guardian Documentary Award, and Open City Doc’s Best UK Short. They have screened at international festivals as well as on BBC3, Channel 4, i-D and The Guardian. She studied film at Warwick University and Goldsmiths.
www.dorothyallenpickard.com

Ellie Claughton (Producer)

Ellie Claughton (Producer)

Ellie joined Breach in 2017 as company producer and has since managed all of our projects. She began her career at Headlong before working as a freelance theatre producer with companies across the UK, is currently Producer for award-winning LUNG (Trojan Horse) and Barrel Organ (CONSPIRACY) and is a Trustee for She Productions and Zoo Co. Ellie was shortlisted for The Old Vic 12 (2017) and trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in MA Creative Producing.

Billy Barrett

Billy Barrett

Billy is a theatre director and writer, and co-founder of Breach – working as a director and writer on our projects. Outside of Breach he has made work for HighTide and the Arcola, and was previously a theatre journalist and critic for publications including The Scotsman. He studied theatre at Warwick University and Queen Mary, where he was awarded the Principal’s Prize and Marjorie Thompson Award.
www.billy-barrett.com

Ellice Stevens

Ellice Stevens

Ellice is a writer and performer, and co-founder of Breach – working as a writer, director and performer on our projects. Outside of Breach she has worked with companies including Barrel Organ and Handlebards. She studied theatre at Warwick University and was also a member of SOHO Theatre’s Young Company, completing their Stand Up course in 2018.