Arinzé Kene on writing about the London riots, starring in Arthur Miller and shaking up the West End

Published in The Independent January 25, 2019

You might have seen Arinzé Kene around last year. As an actor, he began 2018 on stage in the West End transfer of Girl from the North Country, Conor McPherson’s play featuring the songs of Bob Dylan, before cropping up on the small screen in the BBC’s thriller Informer, and in Netflix’s musical Been So Long opposite Michaela Coel.

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James Dacre on King John and The Hook

Published in The Independent on June 4, 2015

Political theatre doesn’t have to be angry new writing taking pot shots at David Cameron; a good story can always layer up meaning and resonance. So it is with the work of James Dacre, artistic director of Northampton’s Royal & Derngate theatres and a man busy this summer filling our stages with meditations on politics and power, the individual versus the system, the private versus the public. Continue reading “James Dacre on King John and The Hook”