NoT YoUr CiRcUs DoG CoLlEcTiVe  (NYCDC) is a collective of learning-disabled & neuro-divergent artists. NYCDC makes radical, political, subversive &  shameless sexy punk queer crip cabaret-theatre. NYCDC is an Associate Company of Access All Areas.

Liselle Terret (Doris La Trine) is one of 6 co-founders of  Not Your Circus Dog Collective & has compiled this  archival website  to offer an insight into aspects of the processes, considerations and outcomes of NFS! so far. However the story continues. 

Liselle is the  Director of Not F**kin' Sorry! &  Daisy Hale  is the Producer, in partnership with Access All Areas,  funded by Arts Council of England. Adam Smith, Dj (Housni Hassan), Xandri/Emma Selwyn, and Steph Newman are the company performers / co-devisers.


Not F**kin' Sorry! is an artistic political response to the ongoing systematic discrimination and exclusion of learning disabled and neuro-divergent artists from the performing arts.   

Not Your Circus Dog Collective is:   

Adam Smith, DJ (Housni Hassan), Daisy Hale, Emma Selwyn, Liselle Terret, Stephanie Newman.  


1 minute trailer of Not F**kin' Sorry! 

2 minute film of behind-the-scenes of Not F**kin' Sorry!

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December 2018


Liselle co-curated Take Up Space Cabaret for Royal Court Theatre, London, Dec 2018 also  directing an extract from Not F**kin' Sorry! with Emma & Steph as well as performing as Doris La Trine.


March 2018

 I was commissioned to curate & host (as Doris La Trine)  the WoW Cabaret March 2018 ,  Wickedly Wild Cabaret. I directed a shorter version of Not F**kin' Sorry!  Katy, Emma and Steph. We had 800 people in the audience  at the Southbank Centre, London

November 2017

Funded by Arts Council ELEVATE we had a week's R&D at Soho Theatre, London,  to create a 20 minute iteration of NFS! This  culminated   to an invited sharing to prospective producers and the Arts Council. This followed by us gaining our first producer, Daisy Hale. 


December 2016


I was commissioned by Duckie (Simon Casson) to create a version of of F**kin’ Sorry! for 1,500 people. We had 6 cast members, we rehearsed at UEL, & performed at The Electric Brixton to  1,500 queers.


December 2016


Dec 2016, we performed   Not F**kin’ Sorry! iteration at the fantastic Bar Wotever at Royal Vauxhall Tavern to about 100 people  - it was a night to remember & to celebrate. To watch this short version, just click on the video  below (please contact me for the film

July 2016

In 2014, Liselle co-formed (with Nick Llewellyn, AD of Access All Areas) the Diploma in Performance Making for adults with with learning disabilities and Autism with Access All Areas hosted at Royal Central School of Speech & Drama . Liselle regularly taught and directed on the course as well as co-developed the performance-art re-representing yourself anti-traditional-acting approach to the curriculum. In 2016, Liselle directed one of the Exit Festival shows to create a show, Not Sorry! with 8 of the actors.

This sewed the seeds to Not F**kin' Sorry! 


Nov/Oct 2019: Soho Theatre, London

Soho Theatre Oct/Nov 2019 ! at Soho Theatre, London by Not Your Circus Dog Collective. &   NFS a one min. Fabulous trailer:

Behind the scenes of NFS:(2 mins)

Dec 2018: Royal Court Theatre, London

Take Up Space Cabaret at Royal Court Theatre: I co-curated, performed and directed feminist/queer public event & also directed an extract from my larger production of Not F**kin’ Sorry! & my own solo act, Flushed as Doris La Trine. Royal Court Theatre’s Take Up Space Cabaret , London Photos Available


March 2018: Southbank Centre, London 

Curated, produced and hosted  Women Of The World Wickedly Wild Women Cabaret (800 people in the audience) at the Southbank Centre, London Photos available (INcl. testimony from Jude Kelly – website 

Doris la trine and NFS

Jan 2018: Soho Theatre, London (R&D)

Research & Development week at Soho Theatre to invited producer’s performance. Arts Council recognition, & direct impact into their Let’s Create 10year plan & focus on disability-arts. (Elevate Funding)


Dec 2016: Duckie's at the Electric Brixton

1,500 audience

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Nov 2016: Bar Wotever at the RVT

Not Sorry!  at Bar Wotever at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern

July 2016: Performance Making Diploma for learning disabled & autistic adults at RCSSD

Not Sorry! ensemble performance at Royal Central School of Speech & Drama following a 3-week intensive devising