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Pride [footnote xxxiv]

[A follow up to this, based off three months in Burkina Faso. Happy Pride] Xxxiv. Taboo When I feel comfortable enough with him, I say I find attitudes towards homosexuality here difficult. We talk it through, from afar. I say…

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For The Guardian: This Is Not For You

Photograph: Alison Baskerville/Graeae Theatre Company Full review here.

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For The Guardian: Nocturne

Photograph: Tristram Kenton for the Guardian Full review here.

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Burkina Faso // Footnotes

  [Three months in Réo, Burkina Faso.]    PART I     i. Nighttime Take the second left off the main road and bump through the dirt track. Follow it down until you almost hit the slab of stone in…

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Implosion technology // Kʌvn launch

TW/CW Sexual assault   [how could we use technology to prevent sexual assault, a brainstorm with my pals on tinder/bumble]   ***   N: I would say teaching people not to be dicks. Or a small nuke inside guys dicks…

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Noises Off 2018

I was honoured to edit National Student Drama Festival’s magazine Noises Off this year. We had a team of 13 and I’m very grateful for each and every one of them. [I will come back to this at some point…

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For Most Mira: Bosnia and the politics of oblivion

Bosnia chokes on its own history. A quarter of a century on from a brutal, bloody war, this heart-shaped country still beats at an unsteady pace. Much of the truth of the past is left unspoken, as regional authorities remain in…

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WCMT Fellowship: How sexual consent is taught around the world

A year and a half ago I sat on my bed googling the definition of rape. A guy I had been casually seeing had left a few minutes earlier. I was confused, upset, disgusted and scared, and I wanted to…

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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…

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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,…

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