Category Archives: theatre

Has Old Vic lost her way?

On Tuesday this week, as part of International Women’s Day celebrations, I was street-canvassing for the Women’s Equality Party in Waterloo. We had decided to wait outside the Old Vic for the audience from their Gender Debate to exit – … Continue reading

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Aspiration, poverty & art

I haven’t blogged for a while but a couple of things recently made me start thinking about this all over again. One was the article by Dawn Foster on the ‘poverty mindset’ (http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/jun/30/poverty-negative-spiral-fear-self-loathing ) providing rather harder evidence than my … Continue reading

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Things I’d like to see (part 1): Real diversity in the arts

I’ve been thinking a lot, a lot, a lot about this.  And, you know me, talking about it quite a bit. The thing about diversity is – it’s quite diverse and there are going to be certain barriers that are … Continue reading

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Challenges for the Arts – response to Maria Miller (et al)

Maria Miller has made her speech and many have responded, mostly we are rehearsing the old arguments, couched in terms that Government can understand.  I am going on Monday to a meeting of the movement ‘What Next’ which seeks to … Continue reading

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Les Miserables and Zombies

A lot of people have seen Les Miserables the musical, now a lot of people have seen Les Miserables the film, and some, like me, will also have attempted Victor Hugo’s mammoth novel.  I was heartened to read that even … Continue reading

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Of Men and Fringe (yes it’s NOT alliterative)

For the last two weeks most of my spare time has been taken up with Bits of Obits, a new writing mini-season featuring pieces inspired by obituaries.  I got involved because @bitsofobits and I mutually followed each other within about … Continue reading

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Engaged or manipulated – you decide… Or do you?

This week I have been to two very interesting theatrical experiences.  The first on Tuesday was at the Royal Court.   It was a traditional format, realistic play set in some nice box sets on a proscenium arch stage.   … Continue reading

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