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DOPPELGANGER PRODUCTIONS

Doppelganger Productions is a not-for-profit theatre company based in Bournemouth.

  • Students

    Our strong ties with Bournemouth University and Arts University Bournemouth has led to collaborative projects with student groups, including the formation of the Doppelganger Young Critics forum. It is our aim to forge more creative pathways where programmes of student playwriting can be performed under the auspices of Doppelganger Productions.

  • playwrighting

    We specifically produce innovative new writing and stage new work by emerging and established playwrights with a focus on Dorset-based writers. We aim to create a vibrant theatre culture in Bournemouth and to present our work to audiences nationally and internationally.

  • workshops

    As part of our commitment to new writing, we run (unfunded) Doppelganger Dialogues, a free monthly writing workshop which nurtures innovative writing of all kinds and offers support to emerging playwrights. Selected projects originated in Doppelganger Dialogues are developed through rehearsed readings and workshops to produce full-length works.

Doppelganger Productions

ABOUT DOPPLEGANGER PRODUCTIONS

Doppelganger Productions is a none-profit company limited by guarantee (company no: 8174535) formed in 2012. A new writing theatre company based in Bournemouth, we produce innovative stage work by emerging and established theatre makers with a focus upon Dorset-based playwrights. We aim to create a vibrant theatre culture in Bournemouth and to present our work to audiences nationally and internationally.

We have performed work at the Lighthouse, Poole; Bournemouth University; the Rex Cinema, Wareham; Vita Nova (Boscombe Fringe), Boscombe; the Winchester Arts Pub, Bournemouth; the Shelley Theatre, Boscombe; Chaplin’s Bar, Boscombe; Bournemouth Town Hall; Regent’s College, London; the Charing Cross Theatre, London; the Bread and Roses Theatre, London – and additionally in a number of site-specific venues in Dorset. We have staged a number of plays in the Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival and in Bournemouth University’s Festival of Learning. In 2014, funded by Arts Council England, we mounted a ten-venue South-West tour of a play evoking local history – Robert Louis Stevenson in Bournemouth struggling to write The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hide – underwriting our commitment to local theatre and to local subject matter which avoids parochialism.

A recent development has been in the creation of specialist workshops – radio and television scriptwriting, poetry, Twitter fiction, graphic fiction. Production opportunities are offered in radio and television projects. Last year we launched Doppelganger Firsts, a spin-off from the workshop involving a series of rehearsed readings of new stage plays we would like to subsequently put into production.

RECENT WORK

View a selection of our most recent work

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  • HAP
  • Shot At Dawn
  • Coming Soon
  • Young Critics
  • PLAYS
  • WORKSHOPS
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DOPPELGANGER DIALOGUES

Free Event
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DOPPELGANGER DIALOGUES

Workshop
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DOPPELGANGER SCRATCH NIGHT

FREE PERFORMANCE
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The Sudden Madness of Friedrich Nietzsche

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THE MURDER WIFE

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SHELLEY'S HEART

Interactive Play
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HAP

A COMEDY ABOUT HAPPINESS
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SHOT AT DAWN

WW1 Period Drama

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Young Critics Review

Review
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DOPLEGANGER LIVE

Five Go Killing
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THE RAMPANT BULL AND THE PATHETIC PANDA

Reviews & Info
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THE WEEVIL IN THE BISCUIT

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DOPPELGANGER DIALOGUES

Workshop
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DORIAN GRAY

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MEET OUR TEAM

Say hello to our wonderful team who make everything possible.

  • John Foster

    Artistic Director
  • Ted Street

    Executive Producer
  • Keelan Sumner-Hare

    Intern
  • Alice Kornitzer

    Associate Theatre Practitioner
  • CHARMAINE K PARKIN

    Associate Theatre Practitioner
  • Federica Schiavello

    Producer and Coordinator
  • ROGER EMMOTT

    Strategy Adviser
  • MATT BUCKLER

    Producer
  • Junior Jones

    Producer
  • Jennifer Heaton

    Associate Theatre Practitioner
  • JOSIAH-WARD

    Associate Theatre Practitioner
  • Brad Gyori

    Writer-Director
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WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT OUR WORK

Just like that one small bullet-in-the-heart that can take away a life in a second; so this compact one-act play by john foster packs a lethal punch, not only in the guts and the heart, but also right between the eyes

Jane Skellett


Project: Shot at Dawn

War changes men forever, and we were forced to acknowledge this by the use of powerful yet lyrical language that lies at the cornerstone of john foster’s writing.

Rosie Jones


Project: Shot at Dawn

SUPPORT US

Doppelganger Productions currently receives no core funding, and our work is made possible by individuals, & businesses. This support enables Doppelganger Productions to thrive & provides us with the resources to produce innovative work of the highest quality, both nationally & internationally.

Friends of Doppelganger Productions commit to an annual sum that helps to support our work and brings with it a range of benefits. Contact John Foster, Artistic Director, on john@doppelgangerproductions.com for more information.

  • Friends –
    £25 min per year

    1. Regular updates on our productions & their progress
    2. Invitation to private readings of our productions in development (attendable both in person and online)
    3. Credit on the website and in programmes
  • Great Friends –
    £100 min per year

    1. All of the benefits above, plus:
    2. Invitation to Post-Show discussions & drinks with the Cast and Creative Team
    3. One complimentary ticket to the Doppelganger productions
    4. You will receive exclusive artistic material from the world of Doppelganger’s current or most recent play
  • Close Friends –
    £200 min per year

    1. All of the benefits above, plus:
    2. Two complimentary tickets to the Doppelganger productions
    3. Online chat with the Artistic Director and Creative Producer – your opportunity to gain exclusive insights into Doppelganger Productions and its work

SUBMISSIONS

Here at Doppelganger we are always on the look out for original plays.

  • STEP ONE

    If you have a play that you’d like to send us please make sure to include:

    – Your name and address.

    – Contact telephone number.

    – E-mail address.

    – Short synopsis (under 200 words.)

    – The script in either Word or .pdf format.

    Please send your work to doppelgangersubmissions@gmail.com

  • WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

    Submitted scripts are read thoroughly by our team of professional readers. Once read they are discussed at a monthly script meeting where or writers we’d like to develop a relationship with are identified.

    If we feel like your script would benefit from our development programme then we will contact your personally. The way we move forward depends entirely upon the stage the script is at.

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