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Rufus Norris: A National Theatre for Everyone

Posted on Jan 26, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Published on WhatsOnStage, 26.01.2015 It took two days for the penny to drop. Like Michael Coveney, I looked at Rufus Norris’s first...

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Mime: the Ultimate Hipster Art-form

Posted on Jan 19, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Published on WhatsOnStage, 19.01.2015 “If a tree falls in the woods and nobody’s around to hear it, and it hits a mime, does...

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Twenty Years On, Can Blasted Still Shock?

Posted on Jan 12, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Published on WhatsOnStage, 12.01.2015 Twenty years ago today, Blasted had its first performance at the Royal Court Upstairs. On that day,...

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Blog: Birdman is wrong to blast critics

Posted on Jan 5, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Written for WhatsOnStage, 05.01.2015 There’s a moment in Birdman, the best film about theatre since – ooh – at least Synecdoche,...

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Column: Unbore Off

Posted on Jul 25, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Published in The Stage, 26.07.2014 Unboring. Read it again. Un-bor-ing. That’s the word you’ll find splashed across the front cover of...

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Nor Me: A Brain-Splurge on Not I

Posted on Jan 19, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Deep breath. Here goes: I just don’t get it. Or rather: it just doesn’t get me. Inadmissible as it is, these three Beckett shorts did...

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