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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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