Friday, 23 March 2012

Do You?

Via Hannah Jane Walker.

Mslexia Blog 3 | Doubts and Dilemmas


Following my meetings in Blog Two, I take Matt and Phil up on the challenge to finish writing a smaller chunk of my show and take it to perform on a stage. Any stage. I book a slot at a couple of open mics and get writing. I take a six-minute work-in-progress to try out, just ‘finished’ and therefore completely unpolished, on an unknown crowd. At the packed event a light blinds me on stage so I find it harder than usual to read off the page, but I’m still reasonably happy with my performance, and now know which sections I need to work on (there were some tongue-twisters and some flat bits that glared in the spotlight).

B*tches in Bookshops (based on Jay Z and Kanye West's "N*ggas in Paris")

Friday Amusement x

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

One Woman Show | Interview: Bryony Kimmings

"Bryony Kimmings is NOT an alcoholic."
So begins the blurb on the Soho Theatre website for Kimming's current show 7 Day Drunk. No Bryony Kimmings is not an alcoholic, she is an artist, and her own website tells us that: 'She makes performance, dance, music, spoken word, and video. Her work is haphazard, loud, dangerous, unpredictable... and above all mega-fun!' 

Kimmings is one of a number of young artists creating work linked to Britain's (and their own) rocky relationship with booze. 7 Day Drunk is part social experiment and part personal history. Through anecdote, song, dance, film and fantastical costumes Kimmings examines whether alcohol does make us more creative, and if so at what cost.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012


I'm a big Chekhov fan, so luckily Peter Gill's A Provincial Life did not disappoint. The Stage don't give star ratings, but if they did, I'd have given it 4 stars. Here is the review, I'd have liked a bigger word count for the write up, so much there just wasn't room to go into:

Monday, 5 March 2012

CULTURE COLONY PIONEER 8 NEWSLETTER | Critical Thinking: Welsh Arts Critics’ Development Programme

Last month I completed the Welsh Arts Critics' Development Programme with Wales Arts International and Visiting Arts. Four new critics - Lowri Hâf Cooke, Amelia Forsbrook, Dylan Moore and myself  - took part in the 6-month programme which was designed to develop coverage and critical discussion of Welsh arts.