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‘Talking about class is not easy’ – This is Not a Safe Space –...

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...

Photographing the Richmond Young Writers’ Festival

Arts Richmond works in close partnership with the borough’s Arts Services, the Orange Tree Theatre, local schools and voluntary societies to involve young people in the joys of writing and to celebrate their work. ...

Talking Taboo in the Theatre

There is surely no better way to break apart and bust taboos, than to unpack them, loud and proud, in a public space, and there can be no greater thrill than to make work...

‘Dealing with Dementia’ – Banana Crabtree Simon – Drayton Arms Theatre

Dementia. Whether we are at an age where we fear it for ourselves, or whether we fear it for the sake of our loved ones, dementia has a foreboding, threatening presence in the lives...

In Production with: /Sylvia

I was recently invited on board with Ja? Theatre Company as producer for their inaugural production, /Sylvia. Ja? Theatre Company is a newly established theatre company founded by Dutch director Anne Mulleners and Norwegian Actor/...

‘Girls are not all sugar and sprinkles’ – Conquest – Vault Festival

'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...

Introducing: Ja? Theatre Company

Ja? theatre company formed in 2017 as a partnership between director Anne Mulleners and dramatrug Melissa Syversen, who met studying dramaturgy at Royal Central School of Drama the previous year. Anne is a Dutch director and...

In Production with: Full Disclosure Theatre – Xposed

Full Disclosure Theatre are a theatre company committed to exploring LGBTQ+ narratives. Made up of Artistic Directors Chris Davis and Sam Luffman, who met training on the StoneCrabs Young Directors Programme 2016/2017, they produce and...

‘Being Brave and Becoming’ – The Poetry we Make & Bicycles and Fish –...

One of the most amazing things about the Vault festival is the sheer volume of work that is on, brimming over with variety, bursting at the seems with challenges, with questions - and our...

‘Falling head-over-heels, arse-over-tit’ – It’s Not Cute Anymore – Theatre 503

You're reading this review. So, if you're not one of these girls, you probably know one. And if you don't think you do, you do... they're just hiding it well. Sorry, who am I...