Nathan Sapsford, Carla Bonner, David Ross Paterson, Dylan Watson and Hannah Greenwood. Photo: Sarah Walker

Stupid F**king Bird

Stupid F**king Bird is Lightning Jar Theatre’s debut production. It’s a brilliant work, self-reflective, self-deprecating at times. It’s romantic in places, anarchic in others. It’s a polemic, a mooshing together of a cl...
Arts House Times Journey Through a Room - photo by Bryony Jackson

Times Journey Through a Room

A good word to describe Times Journey Through a Room is, ‘Deliberate’. Nothing is wasted on stage. Every moment, every line, every step is contemplated, undertaken, then considered before we move to the next....
45DS Jillian Murray features as Clare Lannes in L’amante anglaise

L’amante Anglaise

When a person has an internal injury, a medic might use X-rays to probe the area from different angles. Noting how these rays scatter, they assemble an inferred picture of the damage underneath the skin. Attempts to diag...
ACM Panti Bliss

Panti: High Heels in Low Places

Panti Bliss, she of the crimson and sequinned ball gown, high heels and voluminous blonde hair, is a drag queen. She’s the alter-ego of Rory O’Neill of the small town of Ballinrobe, County Mayo in Ireland. Panti: H...
West of the Moon Tanya Voltchanskaya

Fringe World: West of the Moon

Since the death of John Hurt, I’ve been thinking a lot about The Storyteller – a 90s children’s series in which Hurt plays the titular character (and sports a very large prosthetic nose). A place where myths and le...