Theatre Critic and Journalist

Opinion


In the Interim

Posted on May 15, 2013 in Opinion | 0 comments

Published in The Stage, 08.05.2013 This summer, it’s very much not business as usual for British theatre. Thanks to a combination of...

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Should critics get into bed with the enemy?

Posted on Apr 16, 2013 in Opinion | 0 comments

Published in The Stage, 10.04.2013 Breeze-block walls and exposed wiring. Dressing room doors and green room sofas. Paintframes,...

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Critical Collections

Posted on Mar 8, 2013 in Opinion | 0 comments

Published in The Stage, 07.03.2013 Yeah, yeah: critics, statues, blah, blah, blah. I’m sure we can all live without bronze Billingtons...

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What can theatre say about the internet?

Posted on Jan 29, 2013 in Best of (Centre), Opinion | 0 comments

Published in The Guardian, 22.01.2013 It’s a truism that the internet has changed everything: how we work, how we communicate, how...

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Have new writing theatres lost their nerve?

Posted on Jan 10, 2013 in Opinion | 0 comments

Published in The Stage, 10.01.2013 To catch last year’s best new plays, theatregoers had to be mighty quick off the mark. Most of them...

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The actors and actresses who want to be alone

Posted on Jan 2, 2013 in Opinion | 0 comments

Published in The Independent, 02.01.2013 Solo shows have a bad rep. When fringe theatre gets parodied, the image is often a lone actor...

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Bush babies, literary departments and British theatre’s new ‘new writing’

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 in Opinion | 0 comments

Published on Guardian Culture Pros, 07.11.2012 Bush babies have taken over London theatre. Lucy Kirkwood, Anthony Weigh and Nick...

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Just the Ticket

Posted on Oct 18, 2012 in Opinion | 0 comments

Published in The Stage, 18.10.2012 Travelex Tickets, the granddaddy of theatre ticket schemes, has just turned ten. There’s no doubt that...

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Let’s Hear it for the Boys, too…

Posted on Oct 4, 2012 in Opinion | 0 comments

Published in The Stage, 04.10.2012 If you believe the papers, you could be forgiven for thinking of today’s young playwrights as almost...

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How the regions can recycle ‘new’ plays

Posted on Sep 20, 2012 in Opinion | 0 comments

Published in The Stage, 20.09.2012 New writing theatre (n): 1. A theatre committed to the development and production of new plays. 2. A...

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