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Taking the audience to new worlds, Alistair McDowall’s Pomona, September’s playwright #12newplaywrightsin12months

I’m a tough customer when it comes to watching a play because I want it to really challenge my views on something and make me think, not just entertain me. So I only tend to go to see shows I’m … Continue reading

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Why make theatre at all? David Lan shares his inspiration @intlifemag

When I’m starting a new project as I am at the moment, I always ask myself WHY is this theatre? HOW can I give the audience a better experience of the story that will unfold in front of them so … Continue reading

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‘We’re not supposed to keep secrets in here’, update #DebraProject with @ToTheMoonUK

‘We’re not supposed to keep secrets in here, so I’ll tell you … This might sound a bit strange but you’re in here too so I expect you’re used to strange … There’s a monster, living underneath my bed.’ –quote … Continue reading

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‘I want people shaken up,’ David Harrower on his play Blackbird, August’s playwright #12newplaywrightsin12months

Harrower’s two hander Blackbird was an unexpected winner of an Olivier Award. It’s a concisely written piece that plays out over real time and explores what happens when a couple reunite after about 15 years. This is no ordinary couple … Continue reading

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‘That’s as cinematic as you could get on stage.’ -Martin McDonagh, June’s Playwright #12newplaywrightsin12months

Now known more for his films In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths Martin McDonagh started as a playwright. Performed in 2003 although written in the mid 90s The Pillowman won an Olivier for Best New Play amongst other awards and is by his … Continue reading

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‘In the olden days they used to think of writing as more like witchcraft and there’s something in that.’ -Marina Carr, May’s Playwright #12newplaywrightsin12months

This quote is from an interview with one of Ireland’s most prominent playwrights Marina Carr whose 2 brilliant plays  Portia Coughlan and By The Bog of Cats I read this month. There’s definitely something magical about these pieces and if I didn’t need to move … Continue reading

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Winter Draws On with @awooga_man Andy Winter

    Have you seen these drawings? Of course you have! These are some of the beautiful illustrations on my website and are all created by artist Andy Winter. I just wanted to let you know that he now has a … Continue reading

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April’s playwright: Danai Gurira #Eclipsed @gatetheatre #12newplaywrightsin12months

‘The characters are compilations of people, every story is a compilation’ -Danai Gurira as interviewed in McCarter Theatre Centre Blog  This month I saw the brilliant play Eclipsed by Danai Gurira in its London premiere at the Gate Theatre in … Continue reading

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March’s playwright: Kwame Kwei-Armah #12newplaywrightsin12months

‘The best work is that which comes from the specific, but becomes universal.’ -Kwame Kwei-Armah interviewed by Whats On Stage.com As I mentioned in my previous post in this series #12newplaywrightsin12months I found my copy of Kwame Kwei-Armah’s Elmina’s Kitchen whilst … Continue reading

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4 STARS for #GODLESSMONSTERS on it’s first night in front of an audience!

I’ve never had a proper review before and I didn’t realise that reviewers had been invited as we were only showing the play at the New Diorama Theatre for 2 nights. But one reviewer came along from The Public Reviews … Continue reading

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