Monthly Archives: November 2016


One of the key issues faced by Two Destination Language performers Alister and Kat in their new show Manpower is that their topic – the role of men today – is complex, constantly emerging, and fraught with stereotypes.  Your view will be shaped by your own experiences.  So the structure they use, defining a man in… Continue Reading →

These Rooms (Dublin)

Sometimes what makes theatre is a grand narrative, a big event.  But at other times it’s the tiny, fleeting and intimate moments that you could not experience any other way.  And so it is with These Rooms, a new immersive production in Dublin from ANU Productions and CoisCéim Dance Theatre. In terms of structure, the… Continue Reading →

ADP at the Lowry

Manchester ADP normally stage their ‘Scripts Aloud’ evenings at the Kings Arms.  Once a month the format is to put on four, fifteen minute script-in-hand plays, and then to allow the audience to feed back directly to the writer, director and cast in an open forum.  I had a piece on in June (I talked… Continue Reading →

Ghosts at HOME

Ghosts, by Henrik Ibsen, comes to HOME in November.  Directed by Polly Findlay, adapted by David Watson, and with Niamh Cusack playing Helen Alving, the play looks at the changing roles of men and women, and how we fight the past to try to change the future.  Polly Findlay, Director, comments ‘HOME is about making… Continue Reading →