ABOUT SHOOT FIRST
Formed in 2015, and led by Roberta Bellekom, Shoot First Theatre is a young company dedicated to creating exciting, playful new works with strong story telling at their core. With a strong base in devising and physical comedy and a love of puppetry and powerful musical scores we aim to make theatre that we are passionate about. Our work comes from the stories that excite us and capture our imaginations.
Roberta recently designed, created and operated puppets for Dolls In Amber’s acclaimed Villain Interrupted at the Etcetera Theatre, London. This followed an extensive tour in David Walliams' Awful Auntie playing the West End and major theatres throughout the UK. Prior to that she appeared in a one-person musical, No Finer Life (The Pleasance and touring, also BBC Radio 4 and World Service), written by The Archers’ Graham Harvey. Other credits include The Tempest, Animal Farm, Waiting for Godot, One Way, wihch she also wrote, and as Grace in Vaughn Williams, for BBC Radio 3. Roberta is a veteran of the Edinburgh Fringe with her one-person show, Last Petal Falling.