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Over Christmas, my grandma knitted baubles to hang on the tree in her communal front garden. As people walked past, they’d look up and notice the woollen snow drops. Kids especially, they’re far better at spotting things than adults. They’d…

For The Guardian: The Weir

Just over 20 years on from its Royal Court debut, Conor McPherson’s haunting drama has been resurrected once more, this time for a co-production by English Touring Theatre and Colchester’s Mercury. In a remote pub in rural Ireland, the locals avoid the solitude of…

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For The Guardian & WhatsOnStage: The Words Are Coming Now

Put together in under a month and rehearsed in three days, The Words Are Coming Now is a rapid response to the #MeToo moment, presenting 10 short plays (all under 10 minutes long) accompanied by post-show discussions. Featuring established and emerging playwrights,…

Things I Know To Be True, Lyric Hammersmith

Nils Frahm’s music is an expanding lung. It wheezes and gasps as it’s squeezed tight. It fills and fills and keeps on growing and the edges get thinner and it’s about to burst and then it releases and sinks back…

For The Guardian: Drama out of crisis- how theatre and improv teach …

Exploring consent issues through interactive drama and comedy can effect lasting change, whether tackling violence against sex workers in Africa, sex education in South America or abuse in UK schools. Read the full article here. Published 11 Jan 2018. Photograph:…

For The Guardian: Bananaman review

Photograph by Pamela Raith Full article here.

For Mobius: Who has the right to be a theatre critic?

Photo by Mark Douet for Bristol Old Vic.   Of the 20 most recent stage reviews in the Guardian, the Daily Telegraph, The Times and the Independent, 62% were written by white men, 38% by white women, 0% per cent…

Love Songs, Camden People’s Theatre

    I don’t know how to write about sexual assault anymore. I don’t know how to write about sexual assault anymore. I don’t know how to write about sexual assault anymore. I don’t know how to write about sexual…

For Most Mira: Democracy and Post-Conflict Politics in Bosnia

When making coffee in Bosnia, the saying goes that you should always expect an unexpected guest, and therefore always pour an extra cup. This attitude of welcoming unexpected guests really resonates for our group as we navigated ethnic tensions, asking…

For Exeunt: As a Tiger in the Jungle

It is always harder to criticise a show that’s based on personal history because you’re often dealing with very real and often very present pain. The three performers in As a Tiger in the Jungle – an international production from Ali Williams and Circus Xanti – joined…

the sun and her flowers by rupi kaur

  it is easy to look down on rupi kaur’s poetry. too young. too tumblr. too i’m-in-love-for-the-first-time-and-no-one-has-ever-felt-this-way-before. kaur’s anti-establishment style- self-published, with a lack of capital letters and a disdain for punctuation- is synonymous with many of today’s instapoets. yet…