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"A really informative read…full of resources, insights and clever ideas for writing, acting, staging and designing"

Word Matters (Journal of the Society of Teachers of Speech and Drama)

Cover image of "Telling the Truth". Title in blue bold font. Production photo of London Road cast singing and separated by blue and white police tape.

Telling the Truth: How to Make Verbatim Theatre


from Nick Hern Books

Selected Writings


Hibiscus Hotel  |  Yellowtale Theatre, Nassau Bahamas

Dat Bahamian Ting  |  Nuffield Theatre, Southampton & Yellowtale Theatre

Around the World in Eighty Days  |  Watermill Theatre, Newbury


Here Be Monsters  |  Mayflower, Southampton

The Santa Trap  |  Mayflower, Southampton

Alice in Wonderland  |  Watermill Theatre, Newbury

All the above written in collaboration with composer Simon Slater.  For more detail about Belfield & Slater Musicals click here.


Romeo and Juliet  |  Editor/Dramaturg  |  The RSC

Twelfth Night  |  Editor  |  The RSC

Telling the Truth: How to Make Verbatim Theatre  |  Nick Hern Books

The Merchant of Venice  |  Editor  |  The RSC

Walking The Chains  |  Dramaturg  |  Show of Strength & Circomedia, Bristol

Hey U OK?  |  Dramaturg  |  National Theatre​ Studio (verbatim theatre project)

"A must see plaY"

Nassau Guardian on Hibiscus Hotel

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