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‘Coming of old age’ – Say Something Happened – Vault Festival

In a departure from the more off the wall, experimental Vaults Festival fare going on all around, Say Something Happened is a rather more sedate offering out on the fringe, tucked away in the independent Network...

Photographing: Rhiannon Wyn Thompson

My friend Rhiannon Wyn Thompson, an actor based in North Wales, visited me in London for a few days this month. We set out to Bushy park for a Winter sun evening Photoshoot. I love the...

In Production with: This is It Theatre – For a Black Girl

A selection of images from photographing For a Black Girl in Brick Hall at Vault Festival 2018. Written by and performed by Nicole Acquah. Featuring: PJ Stanley, Sarah Page, Carly McCann, Chusi Amoros, Elisha-Grace Lawrence-Bardsley. https://vaultfestival.com/whats-on/for-a-black-girl/ For a Black...

‘Coming Unstuck’ – Strawberry Starburst – Vault Festival

Shez is sixteen. From a happy childhood, she hit her teens and found her life started to unravel. As she grapples with her relationship with her Mum, her Dad, and her prickly-faced boyfriend, how...

For a Black Girl: Interview with Nicole Acquah

It's a rainy Wednesday afternoon in London, but venture underground... and something amazing is about to happen. At 6pm, in just a couple of hours time, The Vaults, in the bowels of Waterloo station will...

Recollections at the Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

We love theatre for it's ability to 'take us away', to transport us from where we are sat or stood, whether that be in a £200 seat in the West End or out in...

6 Ways to Begin Building a Career in Dramaturgy

If I had was paid by the hour for every hour of my life I have spent trying to answer the question "What is dramaturgy?" I would probably have enough to pay back my student...

Director’s Notes: 8 Steps to Get the Most From Sitting Round the Table

It's an invaluable part of every director's rehearsal arsenal, but why do we use it? What is it for? And if we must spend time off our feet - how can we maximise it...

‘Heart in the dark’ – The Dark Room – Theatre 503

A bed. A mini fridge. A closet. A bathroom door. The necessities of a cheap motel are boxed into a claustrophobic chipboard room. Then a whooshing sound. Darkness. When the lights come back on,...

‘Telling Stories with no Words’ – Apple John – Theatre Alibi

From a very young age I was fascinated by stories, as most children are. I would tell stories to my baby sister before I could even read, pointing my chubby infant fingers at the...