"David Mercatali has been at Sherman Theatre for a few months now and will soon be making his directorial debut with the theatre. It’s not however his Sherman debut. While at University in Cardiff Mercatali found himself directing Death of a Salesman in the Sherman Studio for Cardiff University’s Act One drama society. From what was from … Continue reading DAVID MERCATALI TALKS TO EMILY GARSIDE (Sherman Theatre)
It's International Women's Day. And while there are always various political debates about it I do think it's as good a day as any to celebrate the women who inspire us. I try to vary my lists or posts year on year, so this year I'm going with Women who have shaped my life in … Continue reading Five women who shaped me #IWD
The fourth ‘Breaking out of the Box’ symposium- a series of events to discuss the issue of diversity in Welsh Arts, took place at Theatre Clwyd on 16th February.
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