Writing

Current Projects

Books:

Love that Journey for me: The Queer Revolution of Schitt’s Creek, 404 Ink. Publication: September 2021. (pre-order here)

Seasons of Love: Why Rent Matters, Applause Books, Spring 2022.

Book, ‘More Life: two decades of Angels in America’ McFarland, Publication: October 2021.

Current Theatre Projects

Don’t Send Flowers, Forrest Theatre Company, White Bear Theatre, September 2021.

Book Writer (Musical) ‘Spring in Winter’, Joshua Newman productions. Commission as book-writer for a new musical (London/Edinburgh Fringe, 2022).

Book Writer (Musical) The Things We Lose. with Benji Mowbry

Previous Writing Work:

Documentary:

Centre Stage, Cardiff’s LGBTQ+ Community (Audio Documentary), Sherman Theatre, 2020.

Playwright:

  • 2020, Playwright, Paper Cuts, Bloom Theatre (online streaming production)
  • 2019, Playwright ‘Don’t Send Flowers’, Clocktower Theatre Company, The Gate Theatre Cardiff, Arena Theatre Wolverhampton, Playhouse 2 Oldham.
  • 2020, The Other Room, Flipcharts and Phillip Schofield, ‘SEEN new writing showcase’ (work in progress)
  • 2020, Leeway Productions/Theater Ffwrness Llanelli. ‘The Things We Lose’ (Book writer, Musical)
  • 2019, How to Eat a Pear?, Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton (Short)
  • 2019, Through the Grapevine, Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton (Short)
  • 2017, Chippy Lane Productions ‘Party Like it’s 1985.
  • 2017, Dirty Protest Theatre, ‘Where’s Our Milk Maggie
  • 2017, Spiral Theatre Company, ‘Always Tuesday’
  • 2016, The Other Room, ‘Always Tuesday’

Academic:

Book Chapter: Garside, E. (exp. 2020) ‘Coming Back Another Day; Rent Fans across the decades’, in Theatre Fandom, ed. Kirsty Sedgman, University of Iowa Press [Accepted: In Press]

Book Chapter: Garside, E. The World Turned Inside Out and We Can Never Go Home Anymore; Punchdrunk and site- specific Fan Interaction. In Williams, Rebecca, ‘Everybody Hurts, Transitions, Endings and Resurrections in Fan Cultures, Iowa, 2019.

Book Chapter: Modernising Holmes: Location and Bringing Sherlock into the 21st Century in Sherlock Holmes in Context, edited by Sam Nadiu, 2016, Palgrave Macmillan

Book Chapter: ‘Frankenstein’ includes the chapter Teaching Banks: The Wasp Factory (1984) and Frankenstein (1818) in The Transgressive Iain Banks: Essays on a Writer Beyond Borders (Colebrook/Cox) McFarland, 2013

Journalism and Critical Writing

As a writer I am a regular contributor to; The Queer Review, Wales Arts Review, The Review Show (BBC Radio Wales), American Theatre.

The Queer Review

As Theatre/TV/Film writer for The Queer Review I write reviews and essays relating to LGBTQ+ culture.

Recent Articles

Its a Sin and the Legacy of AIDS Drama

Finding My Community by Putting Cardiff’s LGBTQIA+ Stories Centre Stage.

Lesbian Actually- on why Happiest Season is an important early Christmas Gift.

Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart- Art and Activism

Author Page.

Selected Other Publications 

Slate, Freelance contributor-Bisexuals Trisexuals, Homosapiens’ 

American Theatre

National Themes: How Britain’s Subsidized Theatre Helped ‘Angels’ Fly

Everything’s Different, Nothing’s Changed: ‘Company’ With a Female Bobbie

Exeunt Magazine

Angels in America: A Homecoming

Wales Arts Review; selection of reviews and opinion pieces  (author page here)

Howlround

Community Legacy is “Inherited” in Matthew Lopez’s Play

More Life for Angels in America