Friday, 18 April 2014


Text of the day: “I feel cold all the time. I feel sick all the time. I’m always scared. I’m always nervous. As though something really terrible is going to happen at any moment. I feel sad all the time. I miss everybody. I miss the feeling of everything and what it’s like to breathe and to eat and to see things and feel things on my skin and remember things and anticipate things. I miss everything. I miss my cat.” (Marnie in Simon Stephens’s Birdland)

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

King Charles III

Favourite stage direction: “The funeral procession of Queen Elizabeth II goes past.”(Mike Bartlett’s King Charles III)

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Dark Vanilla Jungle

Text of the day: “A woman’s screams are nothing unusual these days.” (Andrea in Philip Ridley’s Dark Vanilla Jungle)

Monday, 14 April 2014

About hope

Quote of the day: “I wish that, as a nation, we could learn from the hopefulness of young people who, despite the challenges, continue to look for good in society. Maybe we should pay attention to their extraordinary courage as they tolerate the rotten circumstances that adults around them have generated.” (Camila Batmanghelijdh in the programme of Nadia Fall’s Home)

Sunday, 13 April 2014


Song of the week: Birdland by Patti Smith.

Saturday, 12 April 2014


Text of the day: “Can you get them to send up some peaches? You have to make sure they’re ripe. I fucking hate it when peaches aren’t ripe.” (Paul in Simon Stephens’s Birdland)

Friday, 11 April 2014

Another Country

Text of the day: “What better cover for a secret agent than apparent total indiscretion?” (Bennett in Julian Mitchell’s Another Country)