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These are some small blogs that are meant for me to figure out what I want to make. Read if you want. They're not that interesting.

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".


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...

January 8, 2019

Today I was flicking through my bookshelf and found a copy of DANCE NATION which was on at the Almeida Theatre last year and I couldn't stop thinking about the last speech in it. It read

"For eleven years

... twelve years

.. thirteen years

I rode the wave -

For twenty years


November 27, 2018

I've recently read an article by a British Theatre Critic exploring a strand of European work arguing that theatre should be ambigous. I'm not going to mention the Critic specifically of the work they're exploring because being a little grass isn't interesting. The que...

November 27, 2018

All Theatre is for the community. Whether or not it's a community like Waltham Forrest (that I just saw Soho Theatre do) or whether it's for the National Theatre Olivier stage it's all for a community (At the NT or RSC or Edinburgh Fringe your community won't be geogra...

November 27, 2018

Can Theatre be political and useful in buildings? In a quick development to production period we're talking about a year or so before anything can go on. How can theatre keep up with the intricacies of domestic and forgein policy in that time? Is Theatre the best mediu...

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...

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