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May 22, 2019

Recently I've been starting a body of work about the experience of growing up with epilepsy. This has included a show about my experience called "Can You See Into a Black Hole?" and an industry survey which I sent to theatre organisations and individuals to do a prelim...

July 19, 2018

Recently I saw Swan Lake at the Royal opera House and a few people were really into what I did to entertain myself while trying to get home when the northern line was closed (see twitter @boyandpen). Since then I’ve chatted to some pretty swanky people from the ballet...

March 6, 2018

Yes, I'm really talking to you. 

Let’s talk about funding and failure and risk. 

Money is probably the most obvious thing that affects art. If you put a lot of money into something and one of the conditions of doing it again is that you have to make enough money to do it...

January 10, 2018

#WorkingClassWhiteMen was trending on twitter tonight and I saw it and almost closed my laptop instantly but of course I clicked on it because I feel like I have this conversation constantly and it was not entirely surprising. 

Here's the thing about #WorkingClassWhit...

April 5, 2016

On March 28th I took part of BETH with the help of some actor friends to a scratch night called Unheard Of (http://unheardofmt.com) which I can massively recommend to writers, Andy and Cassie who organised the night are very writer friendly and make lots of space for f...

April 4, 2016

Since I began the project I have finished the first draft of BETH, done a cold-reading and also done a scratch of a small section so thought I would share some developmental thoughts. 

 

First I'll go with the cold reading. I've never done such a cold reading,...

February 11, 2016

Right now I am beginning to embark on a brand new project which I didn't think I'd be beginning this year at all, it's called BETH. It is a response to Macbeth, a text obsessed with masculninty and it is also a musical told entirely through slam poetry and devised / im...

January 10, 2016

Yesterday I went to Devoted and Disgruntled in Birmingham. It's a huge Open Space event facilitated by Improbable Theatre company with the title "What are we going to do about theatre?" (http://www.devotedanddisgruntled.com). It was a great experience as it was my firs...

January 8, 2016

As someone who writes musicals, I have a confession to make, I can't write music. I can just about hum you a tune but give me staff paper and I'll probably use it to make a collage. It's really strange as a bookwriter / lyricist to admit this sometimes. Whenever I tell...

December 11, 2015

Warning: Character reveals and minor plot points for all seasons.

So last night at about 3am I finally finished every episode of Once Upon a Time which is on Netflix. If you've been following my twitter feed for the last few months you'll have seen the flurry of Caps...

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