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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...

August 27, 2017

Theatre, by definition, is about coming together as a community to share a story that explores a question - this could be anything from the global crisis, to the fact we supress a majority gender, to the fact we all feel a bit sad to what ever.... The idea being that w...

August 27, 2017

Theatre should never be about a writer - it should be about telling this story, in this place, for this audience. Yet we say "Xs new play" like we celebrate Xs but we don't see beyond the fact the plays are hollow and, generally, irrelelvant for the community they play...

August 27, 2017

So here we are.. Post Edinburgh. Firstly I'd like to say Thank You to everyone who went to see ALL WE EVER WANTED WAS EVERYTHING. It was a dream project with the dream people and it went better than I could have ever hoped for - not only in Edinburgh but in Hull where...

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