Posts Under ‘New Writing’ Category

Edinburgh – bin Laden the one man show

Our history is littered with powerful people who have stood up for what they believed in, and not stopped until they achieved their aims.  We remember these people in different ways.  The often quoted ‘one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter’ is misleading.  As Ronald Reagan said in 1986 ‘Freedom fighters struggle to liberate… Continue Reading →

The Drive

We shape our memories through the lens of the present. One person’s memories aren’t necessarily the same as another’s; the same event can be recalled in different ways. Just as importantly, how does our perception of what happened in the past influence our own future? In The Drive at Edinburgh’s Zoo Aviary, two women drive from… Continue Reading →

Bad Advice

Bad Advice is a play about ridding yourself of the inner monologues that stop you moving forward.  We all have them to greater or lesser extents.  Written by Eli Keren, and performed by Bear Trap Productions, this is a great play for the Greater Manchester Fringe, here performed at Twenty Twenty Two.  It’s one of… Continue Reading →

The Loves of Others

Alex Keelan’s play for the 2017 GM Fringe is The Loves of Others at 53two.  I was impressed with her last production, Angel of the House, and this is equally well written but very different.  Versatility in a writer is a rare thing. The play focuses on two dinner parties maybe a year apart, in… Continue Reading →

MIF17: Fatherland

A conversation about MIF’s Fatherland at the Royal Exchange, shortly after the end of the performance. Son:  I just felt like I spent half of the play feeling like I wasn’t getting what I should be getting.  It felt there was so much left out, for the audience to fill in how the relationships were… Continue Reading →