Wearing More Than One Hat

I’m not a blogger but I’ve been asked to write a blog. So here I am, doing my best at this task – yet another hat to the collection of hats I’m happy to wear for the love of theatre. Have you ever woken up one morning, jumped out of bed, picked...

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Fear and Magic in the rehearsal room

I’ve run rehearsals in the past for very small projects; I’ve been an Assistant Director sitting in on rehearsals and taking notes, giving feedback and providing all manner of support. But nothing is as terrifying as directing your first proper...

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Adapting a Classic

Having only ever worked with new writing in my short time as a director, I thought my next play should be a ‘classic’ play – ideally a Shakespeare piece. As Shakespeare has been done so many times I was struggling to find the ‘right’ play, so...

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Creating Space for Young Directors

After finishing university I moved home to South East London and got a place on the StoneCrabs Young Directors Program in 2011, something that I am incredibly grateful for. I then went on to successfully gain support from the John Fernald Award...

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The Normal versus The Natural

I’ve just come back from training with LISPA as part of the London International Mime Festival on the ‘Poetic Body’ and ‘Devising Theatre’. Amongst many inspiring moments, one statement stuck with me: “The Normal versus the Natural”. What’s the...

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Creating Theatre Beyond Borders

The room is peppered with marker pens and flip-chart paper; we have been brainstorming lots of ideas throughout the week. There have been lots of questions and wonderful discussions about the future of StoneCrabs Theatre Company. It ‘s been over...

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