Deborah Pearson wasn’t very comfortable writing fiction. To her, it felt like lying. As a result, she’s made her career in theatre by telling real stories about her life or her performers’ lives. Designer and artist Chloe Lamford designed The Site at the Royal Court, and challenged Deborah to write some fiction for it.
Deborah started making up the story as soon as she first walked into the Site, always writing from and in The Site. She hopes that what ended up being performed was a string of pathological lies and made up magic.
Part of The Site, a series of work experimenting in design, collaboration and process.
“It’s All Made Up” was a play/ fictional panel discussion that starred Siobhan Redmond, Richard Lumsden, Amaka Okafor and Deborah Pearson. It was directed by Lucy Morrison and designed by Chloe Lamford. It ran from May 24th to May 26th at the Site at the Royal Court Theatre, London.