Theatre Critic and Journalist

Opinion


British comedians on stage

Posted on Aug 13, 2012 in Opinion | 0 comments

Published in Time Out, 13.08.2012 Comedy was once the new rock’n'roll. These days, to judge from the number of comics treading the...

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Edinburgh is not the only Show

Posted on Aug 2, 2012 in Opinion | 0 comments

Published in The Stage, 02.08.2012 It’s easy to forget how unremitting and unforgiving the Edinburgh Fringe can be. The start is...

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Can you recreate the experience of immersive theatre on film?

Posted on Aug 1, 2012 in Opinion | 0 comments

Published on the Guardian Theatre Blog, 01.08.2012 Theatre on film? Better than nothing, is my take. If you can’t see a show in...

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How political theatre changed its tune

Posted on Jun 6, 2012 in Opinion | 0 comments

Published on the Guardian Theatre Blog, 06.06.2012 People are disenchanted with mainstream politics. Might the same be true of political...

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Better Late Than Never

Posted on May 3, 2012 in Opinion | 0 comments

Published in The Stage, 03.05.2012 That an audience buys theatre tickets is all-important, but when it does so can have a major impact on a...

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A Long, Hot Summer

Posted on May 2, 2012 in Opinion | 0 comments

Published in the New Statesman, 02.05.2012 Theatregoers have a lot to thank the Olympics for. Over the next four months, many of the best...

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Do the Olivier awards really represent London theatre?

Posted on Apr 13, 2012 in Opinion | 0 comments

Published on the Guardian Theatre Blog, 13.04.2012 There are awards and there are awards. Not every award-winning writer gets a Pulitzer,...

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Sell us a backstory: how important is a playwright’s past?

Posted on Mar 9, 2012 in Opinion | 0 comments

Published on the Guardian Theatre Blog, 09.03.2012 How much does a playwright’s background matter? Woah there, not like that....

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Capital Gains: A Response to Sam West & James Grieve

Posted on Feb 16, 2012 in Opinion | 0 comments

Published in The Stage,  16.02.2012 So Sam West would have us believe that talent agents are the scourge of regional theatre, withholding...

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Should theatre leave more to the imagination?

Posted on Jan 16, 2012 in Opinion | 0 comments

Published on the Guardian Theatre Blog, 16.01.2012 Ordinarily, the prospect of Rupert Goold tackling CS Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch...

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