Look Left Look Right is a documentary-theatre company. We make vivid performances by recording conversations with people and reflecting significant moments in their lives – moments the company believe should be documented and reflected upon.
Aiming for a neutral, transparent medium we prioritise people’s words and language. The ethos of the company is to look left, look right – which means we always try to listen to as many different viewpoints as we can.
Based in East Anglia the company formed in 2005. Their first production Yesterday Was A Weird Day, Reflections on July 7th 2005 enjoyed rave reviews and sell out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe and Battersea Arts Centre. In 2008 the company researched and developed The Caravan, a verbatim play about the UK floods of 2007. The show premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe and then transferred to The Royal Court Theatre in Sloane Square, London before going on a National tour of the UK, supported by Arts Council England and The Environment Agency. In 2010 Look Left Look Right developed Counted? a documentary play about the 2010 UK Elections. The site specific show was a co production with The Roundhouse and opened in London’s County Hall before going on a National tour, supported by ACE and Theatre Royal Plymouth.
The Artistic Directors
Mimi Poskitt has worked as an assistant producer for ITV and the BBC. In 2007 she won an RTS award for a documentary about 9/11. She also produces short films, one of which, ‘We Won the War’ was Category winner at the LA Short Film Festival, East London Film Festival and Cinefest, Toronto. She was a member of the Kings Head Producing consortium in 2005 and has directed across as variety of projects outside of her work with LLLr.
Ben Freedman has worked with a number of theatre companies including Grid Iron on ‘Those Eyes, That Mouth’ and Out of Joint on ‘Shopping and Fucking’ and ‘Heart’s Desire’. He now works as a freelance documentary maker.
In 2003 Ben and Mimi directed and produced ‘The Canterbury Tales Made Modern’ at the Edinburgh Fringe, enjoying a sell-out run and 5 star reviews.