Have you ever walked down rows of bookshelves, and imagined the characters they contain stepping from the pages? Have you brushed your fingers along their spines, and imagined their stories permeating through your fingertips? Have you ever dreamed of being locked overnight in a library, and hearing their voices whisper …

In poet Jackie Hagan’s latest show, the title itself is a warning and the opening five minutes of This is not a Safe Space a series of caveats and disclaimers, at the core of which is this: talking about class is not easy, and nor is it quiet, polite or ‘safe’. It’s …

‘Conquest’, the debut production from female-led Pear Shaped Theatre, is a subversive and delightfully NOT straight-faced-and-deadly-serious take on what it is to be a young woman and a feminist. Writer Katie Carden has stuck the difficult balance between tough-talking and comedy, with… Cupcakes. Literally. She’s pelted that boundary with cupcakes. But …