Lisa enjoys writing and developing ideas for both theatre and film. She mainly produces dark comedy pieces that cover a plethora of social issues and intensive story telling, with an edge and well received humour. She collaborates with other writers and develops ideas using improvisation and devising skills, that she has honed over the years. Credits include "Lady What Does", "Challenge" for film, "Slippage", "Price on Application" and "The Velvet Glove" for theatre and live performance
LADY WHAT DOES 2020
Co-written and performed with Sara Jordan, who also directs the short dark comedy film.
Cinecity Brighton 2020
Hastings Women of Film and TV 2020
Making Moving Images 2020
UK Offline Web Fest 2020
Unrestricted View 2020
We Love Film 2020
Kino London 2020
London Rolling Film Festival 2020
Hastings Fringe 2019
PRICE ON APPLICATION
Vacant , ready to complete. This site specific promenade theatre piece was inspired by visiting a local house in St Leonard's On sea, that had opened up its doors to artists to exhibit. The owners generously allowed me and the director to create a unique theatre experience. I had the idea that the structure of the piece could be around the sale of a house - with an estate agent character taking the audience as 'prospective buyers' on an open house tour; with a dark tale unravelling on route.
I was lucky to find a real story that had connections to Hastings that was too good to be true, involving murder, deceit, historical references.
Dialogue is excellent throughout and, whilst there must be a certain level of improvisation, good writing clearly shines through. The plot stretches its wings to cover numerous cultural and historical references layered with comedy and horror, whilst never losing the viewers in unnecessary complication or forgetting the core purpose. This is particularly impressive, or perhaps absolutely vital in an interactive performance.
Hastings Independent Press
Writer on theatre production for ten women, telling a story as if one Woman’s journey from teens / dementia.
Directed by Heather Alexander
Watch some scenes the live
performance here >
Performed and written by Lisa Harmer
Short film about an empty-nester facing
a new chapter in her life.
Watch the whole short film here >