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November 11, 2018

Firstly I just want to say I'm coming off the back of a week of celebrating All We Ever Wanted Was Everything opening at the Bush Theatre and I'm feeling a bit pickled. Excuse the invetiable incoherance of all this.

Today marks 100 years since the Armistace to end World...

November 7, 2018

Humans started telling stories around camp fires with a very simple purpose: To share stories in the hope that the world would become easier for others. Since those days the world has changed but our reasons for telling stories stay the same. We tell stories with an in...

November 7, 2018

We have just opened ALL WE EVER WANTED WAS EVERYTHING at the Bush Theatre. It's been a hell of a journey and I have to say that sitting in the theatre on Friday with my friends, family, and my beloved Middle Child that I felt the happiest I've felt in a very long time....

May 31, 2018

Yesterday I wrote a story about how I met a director who was a wanker:

"Saw a play I didn't understand once. I asked the director what his vision and idea were and he said "why should it make sense? life doesn't make sense? my job is to show you visions and you to read...

January 8, 2018

I wanted to spend a bit of time writing down my thoughts on "Writing From Experience". 

A lot of thoughts from producers when thinking about work is about "authorship" but "authorship" but it's important to differenciate between authorship and writing from experience. O...

September 29, 2017

In our culture why are we so bothered about playwrights?

David Hare talks of the Royal Court Theatre being the building that should find the "voice of the nation" and stage their plays for the world to reflect on it's self via the magnifier of the Royal Court. Spoiler:...

September 17, 2017

Straight off the bat I'm in a massive position of privilege and have benifitted from going through my life as a white man and that is the upmost of all privileges. Further to that I fully acknowledge that if you're not a part of the solution then you're a part of the p...

September 14, 2017

Do we need more diversity in our cultural critics in the National Press? Yes. Obviously. Firstly the in-house critics are all white and, mostly, over 35, mostly male, mostly Oxbridge, and nearly all live in London. How can National papers, national being the key word,...

September 8, 2017

I want writers and directors to be held to account for their bullshit representations of different communites around the world. I'm so tired of seeing "the North" held up to be a bastion of poverty and depridation where the only solution is to escape it. I've promised...

September 1, 2017

I recently have finished two journeys of development: One a commission from new-writing Hull based collective Middle Child and the other a play I'd already finished a draft of that moved into production at the Hampstead Theatre in London. Both have been amazing dramatu...

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