March 14

Wrath – Liam Maguire and the absurd corporate now. (Theater Review)

Wrath Jackrabbit Theatre at KXT. 8-22 March. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Clare Hawley Surely questioning our attitude to business and our relationship to business culture is one of the imperatives of our age? Even if we do so in full support of the capitalist machine, it is still good practice to examine […]

March 13

The Divorce Party – Morals, Economics and Marraige. (Theatre Review)

The Divorce Party 505 Theatre Fresh Works and Life After Productions 12 – 16 March You can Grab your tickets here. In The Divorce Party, Liz Hobart examines issues of morality and how they relate to economic structure. Cleverly couched around that most ancient economic symbol – the marriage (and in this case an amicable […]

March 08

Seed Bomb – Daniela Giorgi and an alternative to Capitalism. (Theatre Review)

Seed Bomb Subtlenuance for Fresh Works ar 505Theatre. March 5 – 9 You can grab your tickets here. It was Mark Fisher who noted “it is easier to imagine an end to the world than an end to Capitalism.” This has been the cry of leftist intellectuals for the last twenty years or so – […]

March 05

Seed Bomb – Lisa chat’s with Daniela Giorgi (Theatre Interview)

    I had a wonderful time researching Guerilla Gardening for my interview with writer Daniela Giorgi. The idea that revolution can be about beauty and transforming land made ugly by abandoned industry into something edible or aesthetically thrilling excited my inner rebel. I then found my reaction was typical. People respond well this subversive […]

February 27

Angels in America – Dino Dimitriades and the magnificent decay of American splendid. (Theatre Review)

Angels in America Red Line Productions and Apocalypse Theatre Company February 15 – March 16 You can grab your tickets here. Images, Hero and Production:  Robert Catto (@robertcatto on Instagram & Twitter, @robertcattophotographer on Facebook.) Images documentary: Clare Hawley “A Klee painting named Angelus Novus shows an angel looking as though he is about to move away […]

February 18

A Room with a View – Mark Nagle puts the fun back into E.M. Forster. (Theatre Reveiew)

A Room With A View The Genesian Theatre Company 2 February – 9 March You can grab your tickets here.  Images: Grant Fraser In 2003, when she had only completed two of her marvelous novels, Zadie Smith wrote a lovely piece in the guardian (you can read it here) asking why we don’t care much […]

February 15

The Bed Party – Making the invisable, visable. (Theatre Review)

The Bed Party The Old 505 Theatre Freshworks You can grab your tickets here The great Luce Irigaray in her book ‘To Speak is Never Neutral’ expands an idea that in order to properly understand language, writing it down is as essential as speaking. The author uses this style to reveal (in the most comprehensive […]

February 13

The Moors – An American in Yorkshire led by Kate Gaul. (Theatre Review)

The Moors Siren Theatre Company Seymour Theatre 9 February to 1 March You can grab your tickets here. Images: Clare Hawley An air of American disquiet pervades The Moors. That cultural cringe thinly masked by the country’s bombastic insistence international ignorance stems from an always already superiority. This traditional refusal turns to a gothic embrace […]

February 12

Tuesday – The alienation that protects us.(Theatre Review)

Tuesday 25A Beloir and Acorn Prodctions You can grab your tickets here Images: Clare Hawley Is it necessarily so that the concept of every day life can be defined as a kind of existential illusion? The illusion in which we appear and believe we can grasp what we are in which we can see ourselves […]

February 11

Metamorphosis – Kafka gets a new spin that offers more. (Theatre Review)

Metamorphosis Clock and Spiel Productions 7 to 16 February, Chippen Street Theatre. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Deng Deng Of the thousands and thousands of words written on and about Franz Kafka in the almost one hundred years since he died, until recently almost all of them had been written by men. Without […]