How many times can I fall in love with this play all over again? And how also does it still hurt so damn much. Photo: Annie Leibovitz for Vogue It's something that's been kicking around my brain a lot, as the production moves towards Broadway. Today spurned on by the article in Vogue and the gorgeous images … Continue reading Angels Crashing in: Broadway gets closer.
As the first production from Elliott & Harper opens its doors for previews tonight, it’s worth pausing to think what this new production company means and why indeed we need more like it. Something of a ‘power house’ company formed of Marianne Elliott and Chris Harper. Both coming from the National Theatre- as Director and … Continue reading Why Elliott & Harper is the company I’ve been waiting for
First published on my research blog 25th August 2017 Almost a week ago now, Prior Walter bid the Lyttleton theatre ‘More Life’ one last time. Twenty-four years earlier it had opened next door in the Cottesloe. And some 14 or so years earlier they Angel first crashed into my life. Since then it’s … Continue reading A Kind of Painful Progress; Angels in America and Me.
Here it is a list of the 10 shows that for various reasons made a mark in 2017. Some commentary being naturally longer than others... Here are my ‘top 10’ in sort of order but sort of not… Far Side of the Moon- Robert Le Page- WMC I’m including in part for the experience … Continue reading 2017 Round up
Greetings Prophet! Ok so it's been a while...life (and temp jobs) intervened and the 'Angels' part of my brain got turned off. But I'm back, and excited to get back into it. I missed month 3 update, and skipped ahead. But I have news... Project book has a publisher! Yes that's right this 'Tomb of … Continue reading Project Book Update: More Life!
This post was originally written for my Research Blog reflecting on the announcement of the Broadway transfer of Angels So it's official that the Angels are flying back to America. Admittedly it was a fairly well known 'secret' and admittedly I knew some weeks ago. On one hand that's what made it easier for me … Continue reading Let’s Fly these Angels to Broadway
This piece was originally written for Wales Arts Review, the full version can be found here. “History is about the crack wide open” warns the Angels to Prior Walter. And history, of Reagan, 80s America and AIDS is certainly on show for all to see in the National Theatre's revival of Angels in America. But … Continue reading Flying the Angel of History