Laidig Out Loud: What Do We Want Our Creatives To Be?

If award ceremonies are now political platforms, creatives are the new activist. So the industry must be under reform, right? Every creative’s social media is now another PR outlet for causes they fund or represent, because if you’re not an activist, you’re not doing your job as a creative or, more specifically, an actor. Ergo,…

Theatre’s Double Standard

I am doing a Masters in Playwriting. Ergo, I must also go and see plays. So I look down the list of plays to book, and click on the many theatre sites to get my tickets through and – hang on, what’s this? “Unemployed/Student Standby* £10 tickets on the day of the performance after midday”.…

Level: Expert. Activate.

Warning: this post contains the words of a person who had a blip at the weekend and started to worry about stuff that actually kinda isn’t really worth worrying about. Like my use of English in the previous sentence. So before we get started, here’s a picture of a cloudy rainbow taken some time back…

‘Eh Joe’ & ‘First Love’

Eh Joe “The whisper in your head … Me whispering at you in your head … Things you can’t catch … On and off … Till you join us … Eh, Joe?” Eh Joe (1965) was Samuel Beckett‘s first play written specifically for television. With Joe (Michael Gambon) as the piece’s only physical presence, we…