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I was going to write a post about the most inspiring cultural experiences of 2016, but then thirty nine people were shot dead in a nightclub in Turkey on the 1st of January and it didn’t matter anymore. I was…



This is how everyone should be introduced to every new city. You should get off a train, close your eyes and when you open them there should be a stranger standing before you with their hand outstretched. They should look…


Zero – TW: Sexual assault

Notes: A) Trigger warning for descriptions involving sexual assault. Please don’t read if you think it might be upsetting for you. B) I know Zero’s cast and production team but would hope that personal knowledge doesn’t affect my judgement. You’ve…



Tate and Max make a bet. Whoever has sex with Billie first gets a tenner. I know someone like Max. He’s a smarmy charmer whose pout makes you want to hit him, but when he addresses you, everyone else slinks…



This poster makes Minefield look like an awkward school trip when actually it’s a fucking great explosion that could be the start of a new era of documentary theatre. * The bit with the yelling and the smoke and the…


Portraits in Motion

Jóhann Jóhannsson – Forces Of Attraction Portraits in Motion is a theatrical version of Humans of New York. Volker Gerling goes on long walks in Germany and gets by via the kindness of strangers. He photographs these people he meets…


Pink Mist

Note: I know next to nothing about the army. I get the technical details in this from my plus one. ‘We didn’t know it but we were already history. And history’s what we’ve become. Not the kind that’s recorded or sung,…


I wanna hold your hand

A collection of thoughts about the refugee crisis, theatre and Valentine’s Day. Yesterday it was announced that half of the Calais migrant and refugee camp, known as the ‘jungle’, was to be knocked down. Last week the French authorities started…


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