Saturday, 25 October 2014

About DIY theatre

Link of the day: the Guardian’s Lyn Gardner discusses do-it-yourself theatre.

Friday, 24 October 2014


Text of the day: “You kids wanna be more angry than you are; no one to vote for? DIY it, my gel!” (Glenda in Clara Brennan’s Spine)

Thursday, 23 October 2014


Quote of the day: “History, Stephen said, is a nightmare from which I’m trying to awake.” (James Joyce’s Ulysses)

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Laurence Olivier

Acting archive: Laurence Olivier in the opening scene of Shakespeare’s Richard III (1955).

Monday, 20 October 2014

Teenage Kicks

Song of the week: Teenage Kicks by the Undertones.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

East Is East

Text of the day: “I thought you were all supposed to be brothers, isn’t that what Islam teaches you? And these people were murdered with Korans in their hands.” (Ella in Ayub Khan Din’s East Is East)

Saturday, 18 October 2014

About being onstage

Quote of the day: “Today I am comfortable enough, and sometimes uncomfortable enough, to be myself on stage, in all its mess and glory. When I was younger I adopted lots of safety mechanisms and couldn't even make eye contact with the audience.” (Kate Tempest)