Where it began 

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 About 

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We are Perception Theatre. A not for profit organisation creating theatre and interactive film to tackle complex social issues. We are dedicated to using narrative driven methods to educate and inspire young people as well as enhancing their overall learning experience. 

 

Theatre in education is a powerful way to learn about complex social issues and the wider world. Through the power of theatre and interactive film we are able to connect and engage with our audiences by creating gripping narratives, driven by realistic characters and scenarios with the desire to spark conversation, raise awareness and create positive social, emotional and behavioural change. 

 meet the team 

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Joe Roberts
Co-Founder & Director

Joe Roberts has a first class BA Honours degree in Acting & Creative Practice and studied at the University of Northampton. In 2018, he was awarded the 'Most Promising Creative Actor Award' by the Royal and Derngate Theatre. 

In the early stages of his acting career, Joe was a member of the National Youth Theatre and Young Everyman and Playhouse. He was also a regional champion in contemporary monologue competitions across the North West. 

Joe was a continued mentor at Young DaDa Fest. An annual festival celebrating the work of disabled and D/deaf artists aged between 12 and 30.

Joe has developed and led creative programmes for former soldiers with 'combat PTSD' and people living with mental illness. Using drama as a means to help those in need through creativity.

Joe is also a DJ, Producer and Sound Designer. From venues across Liverpool to Brighton Fringe festival and Seoul in South Korea, Joe's work has featured far and wide. 

After graduating, Joe worked as a touring actor for 2 years in an applied theatre production; touring across the UK. It was at this point where he developed his passion for tackling complex social issues through storytelling. 

Joe's directing credits for Perception Theatre include:

CUT: Applied Theatre Production

LOCKED DOWN: Branching Story 

Offline: Branching Story 

SHARK: Branching Story 

CUT Trailer and Preview: Film

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Bobbie-Lee Scott
Co-Founder & Writer

Bobbie-Lee has a BA Honours degree in Acting & Creative Practice and studied at the University of Northampton. 

In the early stages of her acting career, Bobbie-Lee was a member of 20 Stories High and Young Everyman and Playhouse. She was also a returning student to the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts' summer school. 

Bobbie-Lee further developed her craft as a performer and storyteller in Rare Studios Liverpool and the Acting Academy Liverpool (now known as Liverpool Media Academy). 

 

She assisted stage management on the Liverpool's Royal Court production of 'Brick up the Mersey tunnels'. 

Bobbie-Lee has performed in multiple street theatre productions; taking theatre out of a conventional setting and bringing it directly to communities. 

She has performed in multiple fringe theatre venues across the UK - from 34 Pilgrim Street in Liverpool to SOHO Theatre in London. Bobbie-Lee is well versed in performing and creating new works. 

After graduating, Bobbie-Lee worked as a touring actor for 2 years in an applied theatre production; touring across the UK. It was at this point where she developed her passion for tackling complex social issues through storytelling. 

Bobbie-Lee's writing credits for Perception Theatre include:

CUT: Applied Theatre Production

LOCKED DOWN: Branching Story 

Offline: Branching Story 

SHARK: Branching Story 

CUT Trailer and Preview: Film

Bobbie-Lee and Joe met during their time studying at The City of Liverpool College. It was during this time that they found their love for contemporary theatre and storytelling. Fast forward a few years and both Bobbie-Lee and Joe went onto train at and graduate from The University of Northampton where they studied Acting & Creative Practice.

 

Immediately after completing their studies at university, both Bobbie-Lee and Joe were employed as actors and spent 2 years touring nationally in a production centred around County Lines and Child Criminal Exploitation. During their time touring, Bobbie-Lee and Joe discovered their passion for educating young people through the power of theatre and began to understand how their craft could help shape and influence the lives of young people for the better. 

 

After 2 years of working as freelance actors and performing over 400 shows, Bobbie-Lee and Joe decided it was time to pour all of their training, knowledge and expertise into creating their own theatre company and thus Perception Theatre was born.