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.
Continue reading “Are theatre’s schemes and awards deterring a new generation of talent?”
I spoke to playwright Anne Washburn for an interview in The New York Times. See the full piece here.
The Writer opens with a crackling interaction between a young woman and an older man. He’s a director, she’s a writer. He has the power – and he’s turned on by the commercial potential of her rage. Continue reading “‘Dismantle capitalism and overturn the patriarchy’: Why The Writer is more than just a #MeToo play”
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”
Meet Rupert and Robert: the former is one of Britain’s most feted theatre directors, the latter one of its most fast-rising. Continue reading “Rupert Goold and Robert Icke on the Almeida’s Greeks season and their creative spark”