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Reflections on Embedded Criticism

Posted on Mar 16, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Embedded criticism is both new and not new. Since process has become increasingly prominent for theatremakers in recent years, a number of...

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This Is Tomorrow – Day 3: Economics

Posted on Mar 15, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Economists don’t eat pastries; they have “morning goods” instead. A stack of them – muffins and mini-croissants and fruit Danishes...

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This is Tomorrow – Day 2: Manufacturing

Posted on Mar 14, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Physics any more… Gone is the worn institutional furniture that calls to mind Peter...

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This is Tomorrow – Day 1: Physics

Posted on Mar 12, 2013 in Blog | 1 comment

The applause starts and, almost instantly, eight brains realise they’re exhausted. Oliver Sacks has been speaking – elegantly,...

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This Is Tomorrow

Posted on Mar 12, 2013 in Best of (Left), Blog | 0 comments

This is Tomorrow is a project led by Warwick Arts Centre and China Plate that takes five artists into Warwick University. The artists meet...

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My Mess, Your Shit

Posted on Aug 22, 2012 in Blog | 1 comment

According to a 2007 study, one in a hundred women in the UK suffers from a clinically diagnosed eating disorder. That’s the highest rate...

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You (watch) Me (ride the) Bum Bum Train

Posted on Jul 27, 2012 in Blog | 1 comment

You Me Bum Bum Train is back; presumably it’s as much of a head-rush as ever. You know what, this time round, I decided not to go. I...

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Guest Post: A Leap in the Dark by David Lan

Posted on May 24, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

David Lan, the Young Vic’s Artistic Director, has very kindly agreed to let me host his recent speech to the Goethe-Institut in London as...

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Further reflections on Three Kingdoms

Posted on May 16, 2012 in Blog | 1 comment

From this point on, there are probably going to be some fairly crucial spoilers. The recurring accusation of ‘self-indulgence’ thrown...

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On disappointment and Three Kingdoms

Posted on May 16, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

On Monday, I went back to the Lyric for a second helping of Three Kingdoms; my fourth, fifth and sixth kingdoms, if you like. The stalls...

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