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January 4, 2020

I've just seen Greta Gerwigs Little Women. I hadn't, previously, read the book; in fact I knew so little about it I assumed it was in the cannon of the Bronte Sister and Jane Austen at the like... That's how little I knew about it. But hey - it's a fucking masterpiece...

January 3, 2020

I've just read an Article by a woman called Helen Lewis who I don't know. I didn't like it really but that's besides the point; I'm using this blog space to try and work out, for myself, and for anyone else if they're interested how we can be progressive about conversa...

January 2, 2020

I wanted to take a moment to write a little bit about the 10s. My first 8 years as a professional writer. There's been a movement on twitter where people have shared their CVs over the decade which, I think, is very empowering to mark how far people have come and overc...

December 23, 2019

I haven't written anything in here for six months nearly. I think that's probably a combination of being busy writing and buying a house and just general life but here we go...

We live in a time that is defined by divisionism. We are educated to blame other people for t...

July 5, 2019

Last night I went to the Manchester International Festival to see Idris Elba and Kwame Kwei-Armah's TREE and I think it's important to share a few thoughts on it.

Firstly, BORING, need to talk about the controversy around it. I'm going to skim over it because it's the l...

June 8, 2019

Last night I watched YEP young directors version of Crave. Thinking about Crave and 448 Pyschosis all I can see is pain. These are plays that document the pain of existence, the burden of depression, and the weight of the idea of death as liberty.

Now firstly I'm going...

June 7, 2019

Last week I had the privilege of spending a week in Hull talking to retired people about advice they'd give to generations below them. It was all great. Here are some highlights:

"Take Your Time" (nearly everyone said this)

"Enjoy it"

"Don't Worry About Other People".

The...

May 29, 2019

Dominic Mitchell once said to me whilst drinking at BAFTA (Before I got twatted and smashed a light and was banned from BAFTA by the barman and never saw Dominic Mitchell again) that the mind can do one thing at a time - you have to finish your English Homework before...

May 28, 2019

For as long as time remembers we've treated Drama Schools as conservatoires - places to go to make people "good actors" for television, theatre and film. Some of these schools are very sucessfull at doing so but watching this show tonight I can't help but think we've g...

February 5, 2019

I'm about to engage on a project with a large group of refugees for Leeds Playhouse and the Young Vic and, before I could agree to it, I had to ask myself whether I was the right person to be involved in this project.

Now the first thing to say is to ask what the functi...

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