Riot Act

Critically acclaimed LGBT+ theatre show, Riot Act, is back, for its second time this year, in aid of the Dean Street Wellbeing Programme. Performed and created by Alexis Gregory, and directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair MBE, Riot Act is verbatim theatre piece, created entirely word-for-word from interviews with three iconic survivors and covering six decades ofContinue reading “Riot Act”

Mrs Dalloway at Arcola Theatre

Mrs Dalloway is probably my favourite novel, and as such I came to see the new adaptation at London’s Arcola Theatre feeling both excited and trepidatious. Could Forward Arena, Hal Coase’s script, and Thoms Bailey’s direction do it justice? I was worried as to how the play would adapt to the stage, with the narrative being so interiorised.   The five-strongContinue reading “Mrs Dalloway at Arcola Theatre”

An Officer and a Gentleman

The eighties are everywhere, and nostalgia is big business. Numerous films of the decade are finding themselves taken to the stage, and An Officer and a Gentleman is one of them. This version of the Richard Gere and Debra Winger movie in which trainee US Navy pilot Zack falls in love with factory worker PaulaContinue reading “An Officer and a Gentleman”

A Century of Coal

The story of the Kent coalfields is, as the director and producer of A Century of Coal Peter Williams told us at The Marlowe Theatre, is a ‘unique’ one. The county is usually described as a green and verdant garden or known for its fecund agriculture. Black fuel and deep pits are things we don’tContinue reading “A Century of Coal”

Moving Pieces Taster Workshop

As writers we spend a lot of time in our heads. Thoughts form words that form phrases that we process in the mind and present to the page. Sometimes the stories in our heads represent our experience in the world, but at other times they are born of mental processes than our bodily knowledge. NeitherContinue reading “Moving Pieces Taster Workshop”