We are passionate about using documentary research methods to reveal hidden stories and work closely with writers to develop this source material into radio plays, short films and audio-visual installations. This specialist approach gives each of Digital Drama’s productions a distinctive voice, reflects the world of our contributors and resonates with the audience.
Digital Drama work with project partners to combine audio, video, design and performance to create interactive events in a variety of locations. We have worked with theatres, museums, universities, schools and community groups and have won awards for our multi-media productions.
Examples of recent projects:
- Deeds Not Words; Endell Street Military Hospital: Immersive drama in Covent Garden
- Resurrecting the Shakespeare Hut: Multi-media exhibition at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
- Noel Coward’s Peace In Our Time: Award winning audio drama
- Stand Up and Spit: Punk poets
- Creative People and Places: Film for Watermans Arts Centre
- Galsworthy and Human Battles on the Home Front; Multi-media exhibition for Rose Theatre, Kingston
Digital Drama run bespoke training and workshops in the the following areas:
- Audio and video production
- Oral history
- Funding advice and application assistance
- Project management
- Digital badging
Kate Valentine, Director
As a director, I specialise in new writing and multi media. I have enjoyed working in a variety of theatres from the London Fringe to the Stephen Joseph in Scarborough and the National Theatre. At the BBC, I developed and produced plays for Radio 4 and Radio 3 such as Tiananmen Square, The Bayeaux Tapestry and Frederick and Augusta.
Starting Digital Drama has given me an opportunity to combine drama, history and art to tell the stories of communities in their own words.
Alison Ramsey, Producer
Using the skills and experience from my background as both a BBC documentary maker and an Open University lecturer, I help bring to life a wide range of exciting projects.
Some of the notable BBC television programmes I have been involved with include biographical history series Great Britons and Reputations; single documentaries such as the Grierson Award nominated War Grave; as well as popular observational series such as Fraud Squad and current affairs strand Inside Story.
My academic interests in the humanities feed into many of the projects I develop for Digital Drama. I love finding fascinating people and stories and helping to share them with a wider audience.
IWM Short Film Festival 2017:
Best Use of IWM Archive Material for Deeds Not Words
New York Festivals:
Gold Award for Drama – Peace In Our Time
Audio Production Awards:
Best Multi-Media Producer – Kate Valentine
HEAR Now, Audio Fiction and Arts Festival:
Official Selection – Peace in Our Time
UK Radio Drama Festival:
Finalist – Peace in Our Time
Digital Drama works with a variety of partners and has been commissioned and funded by:
Feedback from our Project Partners
MANY, MANY THANKS for doing such a FANTASTIC job on the film – and for being an absolute pleasure to work with. You did an amazing job, much to do with your skills and abilities but also because you built such positive relationships with the families, young people and myself. The whole process was an absolute pleasure!
The exhibition completely transformed the theatre’s circle foyer space, with the cabinets and displays curated in such a way so as to exploit the room’s unusual shape. The audio trail of stories was perfectly complimented by the visual elements of the show. The exhibition succeeded in changing people’s perception of the theatre, and encouraged an entirely different demographic to visit the Rose. The exhibition really helped us in our aim of being a community cultural hub that is open and accessible to all.
Just to say thank you for a most interesting and entertaining workshop on Friday. The resources are brilliant and I am looking forward to using them in school.
Thank you also for your wonderful media work with the students of Hassenbrook Academy. They had a wonderful day, and are super excited to continue to capture all the events going on.