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Opinion


Notional, National, Inter-National: On the NT’s Audience

Posted on Oct 23, 2013 in Opinion | 0 comments

Here’s a question for you: which is bigger – the National Theatre’s worldwide audience or the population of Wales? Roughly speaking,...

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Welsh New Writing

Posted on Oct 17, 2013 in Opinion | 0 comments

Published in The Stage, 10.01.2013 Wales is not a nation known for its new writing. It’s been a decade since a living Welsh playwright...

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Stop Surviving, Start Serving – The Future of Criticism

Posted on Oct 16, 2013 in Opinion | 0 comments

Published in The Stage, 17.10.2013 The following was adapted from a speech I wrote for – and deviated from – during the...

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The Edinburgh Fringe needs to ramp up its disabled access

Posted on Aug 30, 2013 in Opinion | 0 comments

Published in The Guardian, 08.08.2013 Everyone says the Edinburgh fringe is too big: 2,871 shows across 273 venues this year. Except...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Are the big names stealing the show?

Posted on Aug 6, 2013 in Opinion | Comments Off

Published on Guardian Culture Professionals, 29.07.2013 We all know the legend; how, in 1947, a group of artists feeling excised from the...

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State of the nation’s plays

Posted on Aug 2, 2013 in Opinion | 0 comments

Published in The Guardian, 01.08.2013 It was either going to be a perfect marriage or a Valentine’s Day massacre. On 14 February this...

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Grand designs

Posted on Jul 29, 2013 in Opinion | 0 comments

Published in The Stage, 25.07.2013 Emerging theatre designers have a mantra: last one standing. They see their careers as wars of...

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Who next for the National Theatre?

Posted on Jul 12, 2013 in Opinion | 0 comments

Published in The Stage, 04.07.2013 Nicholas Hytner’s impact at the National Theatre is best summed up like this: the job he will leave...

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Bank on It: a show about the financial system…for five-year-olds

Posted on Jun 27, 2013 in Opinion | 0 comments

Published in the Guardian, 21.06.2013 Last year, the Economist published a two-minute video explaining quantitative easing to its readers....

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So you want to be a theatre producer?

Posted on May 21, 2013 in Opinion | 0 comments

Published on Guardian Culture Pros, 20.05.2013 How does an independent theatre producer ever get started? Well, consider this: any show...

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