It is June 2017 and I have just broken up with my girlfriend. I have tickets to see Anatomy of a Suicide but I decide, from the title, that it would be too heavy for my raw emotions. My girlfriend goes to see it and calls me to talk about it. She says it is wonderful. … Continue reading Review: Anatomy of a Suicide (3 years on)
Originally published by Exeunt Magazine. VICTOR Why does she let him go? SYNDA Because she loves him And she forgives him VICTOR That’s a fucking terrible story SYNDA (laughing) I know VICTOR I hate it Synda shrugs. SYNDA It’s old And you know… It’s love Synda, a ballet dancer, is talking to Victor, a mask … Continue reading Review: Dirty Crusty by Clare Barron
Originally published by TORCH How do you adapt an ancient play, of which only fragments survive, for a modern audience? This was the research question that I set out to explore in my reimagining of Euripides’ Andromeda, along with theatre director Charlotte Vickers, and colleagues Martina Astrid Rodda and Dr Marchella Ward from the Classics … Continue reading Reimagining Andromeda: practice research collaboration
Originally published by Exeunt Magazine. A child wearing safety goggles and carrying a baseball bat stands on a chair and smashes up a dinner party. Sugar glass and crockery scatter in brilliant, violent shards. The table splinters and gives way. An adult actor removes a wine bottle from harm’s way. The gesture of care makes … Continue reading Review: [BLANK] by Alice Birch
Originally published by Exeunt Magazine. ‘We are always already entangled in webs of narratives. They are integral to the world that precedes us, and they make it possible for us to develop into subjects who are capable of narrating their experiences, sharing them with others, and telling their own versions of the stories they have … Continue reading Review: Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp.