Being Gordon Greenidge: In Development

  As part of my diversity in development programme, funded by Arts Council England, I had the pleasure of facilitating and observing the development of The South Street Arts Centre, Sightlines Production Being Gordon Greenidge. Written and directed by Benedict Sandiford and produced by John Luther for South Street, this project was the result of a collaboration…

Legs Akimbo in Splott and Iphigenia

A couple of years back, Clara Brennan’s Spine did super well at Edinburgh and Soho. Read the reviews; they’re cracking. Spine, a monologue, was delivered by the talented Rosie Wyatt, who played a smart-arse teenage girl whose bleak prospects are transformed by an unlikely friendship with an elderly woman. Brennan’s play wasn’t exactly subtle when…

Cleansed, Crop-tops and Certainty

The crop-top  is back. This ghost of girl-power, this spectre of the Spice Girls, has returned, ready to objectify – yet emancipate – a new generation of women as they ‘gram their way to body confidence. But here’s a certainty: I will never again wear a crop-top. You can though; and you can choose from…

On pleasure, working-class men & Husbands and Sons

Phone off, sit down, shut up, look up, interpret, decipher, engage, discuss. Spectating isn’t effortless. To go watch something – and enable the spectacle by watching – is hard. But the more you see, the more you perform effortlessly. You get the social script – and its iterations. You do the routine. You might even…