What’s there to laugh about – well lots clearly!

    I’m delighted, honoured (and a little bit scared) to be chairing this (for the awesome Physical Fest) on the 25th May:-  WHAT’S THERE TO LAUGH ABOUT? INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON COMEDY IN ART  It’s going to be a lively daylong symposium looking at how humour is currently used in performance making, presenting and programming. We’ll … Continue reading

The buzz on the Broke n Beat Collective

The buzz on the Broke n Beat Collective

Last chance to see in Liverpool (for now?) TONIGHT before heading off on National Tour (dates here on the 20StoriesHigh www). I’ve updated the buzz blog with a new review, trailer and latest tweets:- After quite literally making the Unity Theatre hum for the last three weeks, the exuberant 20 Stories High and Theatre Rites have opened their new … Continue reading

The Chicken Buzz blog

The Chicken Buzz blog

Chicken is Eastern Angles (in association with Unity Theatre) Edinburgh show for 2015, running in Paines Plough Roundabout Theatre at Summerhall. Tickets and more info here. Molly Davies’ wonderfully quirky and twisted tale of witchcraft, superstition, fractured families and agricultural angst is already causing quite a stir. Here’s a selection of the ‘chicken buzz’ so … Continue reading

A charming mermaid who happens to tap

A charming mermaid who happens to tap

Edinburgh Diaries – 7th August I’ve always been a succour for a mermaid story, every since I first came across the legend of the Mermaid at Zenor . Not surprisingly the sea in Tessa Bide’s The Tap Dancing Mermaid plays a major role – the sea, and its partner in tide the moon (played here … Continue reading

A double dose of Nina Simone

A double dose of Nina Simone

Edinburgh Diaries – Aug 7 Black is the Color of my Voice and Nina Simone: Soul Sessions are in many ways two halves of the same.  In the former Apphia Campbell explores the Nina Simone story through the conceit of a conversation with her late father, aided by a suitcase of memories. In the latter, … Continue reading

A fresh start – Autumn at the Unity

A fresh start – Autumn at the Unity

I’ve written before about how putting together an opening season as a new artistic director is something of a daunting experience. But its an exhilarating one too, and this blog is really about why that is, as well as being a kind of introduction to the Autumn season. Where to start? One of the things … Continue reading