Are theatre’s schemes and awards deterring a new generation of talent?

Published in Exeunt July 29, 2020

There’s a scheme that asks you to programme three shows, and do two rounds of interviews, for the chance to be in a pool of potential assistant directors. One that asks for thousands of words pitching a pie-in-the-sky show, right down to the marketing strategy.

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Review: Summer & Smoke, the Almeida

Published in The Independent on March 8, 2018

Patsy Ferran could probably stand on stage and read a bad undergraduate essay on Tennessee Williams and it’d sound like the most poignant thing you’ve ever heard. This young actor is a genuine marvel, as hilarious as she is heartbreaking. And as Alma in Williams’ rarely-performed 1948 play, she’s hit a real high note. Continue reading “Review: Summer & Smoke, the Almeida”