Review: SEX SEX MEN MEN at the Yard Theatre

Originally published by Exeunt Magazine. I’ve been watching Sex Education on Netflix and, like a lot of people, it’s caused me to reflect upon what I was taught in school PSHE lessons. One memory that still haunts me: the headmistress ushering us into the hall to watch a video starring ‘Johnny Condom’, a heroic condom who coaxes ‘Wicked … Continue reading Review: SEX SEX MEN MEN at the Yard Theatre

How to make your PhD like an R&D

In January, director Charlotte Vickers, producer Emily Davis and I were lucky enough to get Arts Council funding for a research and development week on my new play Andromeda and Me. Charlotte and I spent a week workshopping a draft of the play and creating new material with actors Rosie Gray and Nigarish Khan. It … Continue reading How to make your PhD like an R&D

Review: Berberian Sound Studio at Donmar Warehouse

Originally published on Exeunt Magazine.  In my mind’s eye, this review is a soundscape. Unfortunately, I lack the time, skill and technical equipment to produce such a thing. I have to substitute words for Berberian Sound Studio’s collage of sounds and images; words slip, skating over the surface. You’ll just have to imagine what it would be … Continue reading Review: Berberian Sound Studio at Donmar Warehouse

Review: When we have sufficiently tortured each other, National Theatre

Originally published on Exeunt Magazine. The central metaphor of Martin Crimp and Katie Mitchell’s When we have sufficiently tortured each other is penetration. Sexual, of course. Woman reports Man saying, ‘All I think about is being inside your body – to penetrate your body, that’s all that counts’. Also textual. Woman tells Man, ‘you hold words to … Continue reading Review: When we have sufficiently tortured each other, National Theatre

Feature: Nick Field interview

Dr Who, Soho and neoliberalism. Unicorns and the rise of the far right. Nick Field’s theatre work channels juxtapositions through strong visual images to explore massive ideological concepts. ‘I’m really interested in playing with ideas of things that might seem really disposable and kitsch as a way of exploring something that goes very very deep,’ … Continue reading Feature: Nick Field interview