Enter the Dragons – and Divas, and Dancing Girls

June 18th, 2017 by

If I see another article or blog about the dearth of women theatre writers and directors, I warn you I will scream. Scream and shout in a hissy fit, and stamp my feet. Why? Because people are looking at things the wrong way up. They’re looking but not seeing. Whilst wringing their hands about it […]

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Cock and Bull and Drool and Drivel

June 8th, 2017 by

2017: Security. Stability. Opportunity. Stability. Stable stability. Strong and stable. Strong. Stable. 2015: Opportunity. Opportunity. A land of opportunity. Hard working people. Hard, hard, hard. Families. People working for their families. Working hard. 1992: This government. This government. This government keeps its promises. Not always standing there as moaning minnies. Now stop it! Nic Green’s Cock and Bull was […]

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Take your Time

June 6th, 2017 by

How do we look at video installation work? How should we look at it? Specifically, how much time do we give it? Are audience members expected to watch all the material presented, from beginning to end, or to just dip in and out? And in looped screenings, where the heck is the beginning and the […]

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Street, Park, Wood, Water – Sites and Sights

June 1st, 2017 by

‘So what’s the difference between site-specific and site-responsive?’ asks a colleague, as we wait on the platform of the eastbound Jubilee Line at London Bridge station. Deep breath. I say straight away that I try not to be too pedantic. I know that most people just say ‘site specific’ for all work outside of theatre […]

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The Sea, The Sea

May 24th, 2017 by

The sky is low and grey and the rain is lashing down as we take our seats in the open boat – only the helmsman is allowed into the small cabin. Wooden benches, soggy blankets, yellow ponchos, leaky boots, sodden gloves and a ridiculous attempt to keep an umbrella up in the whipping wind as […]

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