Gulliver’s Travels

Naked, vulnerable and confined to a wheelchair, the Gulliver figures repeatedly wails ‘I don’t want to be a Yahoo’ before rolling off in clouds of mist. My take on the opening night of Gulliver's Travels, (directed by Silviu Purcărete, performed by the Radu Stanca National Theatre of Sibiu, Romania) for the Edinburgh International Festival blog.


'Pared-down and contemplative, in the second half it is Tatyana who is in control and Onegein who is broken. The tree has gone and in its place are layers of material creating the effect of an industrial smog, intercut by slowly encroaching thick lines of light...' I'm doing some reviewing for the Edinburgh International Festival [...]

Once upon a Tyne

Last week the wonderful and eclectic poetry and music night, Trashed Organ, curated the fringe programme for the NCLA Festival of Belonging. As well as a series of workshops, they put on a stonking four night of diverse performances themed around different aspects of 'belonging'. The final night was called 'I Don't Think We've Met [...]

Interview with me in Mailout Magazine

The August/September issue of Mailout Magazine is now available, including a interview with your truly about my most recent project, Write Around the Toon. As Mailout phrase it in the intro: 'Write Around The Toon (WATT) is a self-guided creative writing tour based in Newcastle-Gateshead, which recognises the powerful potential creative writing holds for young [...]