Avant-garde theatre: Britain has lost what little nerve it had

There’s something appealing about the term ‘avant-garde’. Perhaps because it doesn’t evoke a particular form of work. In spite of the clichés mentioned here, for me it doesn’t conjure up eyeball […]

Join Hannah Silva in Opposition

Invitation to join Hannah Silva in Opposition A Political Play on Words About the show:   ‘My Big Idea’, ‘The Biggest Past Decade’ ‘The Biggest Budget Deficit’ ‘The Big Society’ ‘The […]

‘The Writer is Dead: Long Live the Theatre-Maker’

 As new theatre writing continues to diversify, embracing spoken word, inter-disciplinary work, collaboration, immersive or site-specific theatre or solo writer-performers, should the playwright with the script in their hand wait […]

Transcribing the imaginary performance

Kind of a provocation (or perhaps rant) Since the sixties, the playwright Tom Stoppard has been stating the fact that: A text is an event, not a text. A script […]