Category Archives: Independent Theatre

24 Hours to Ulcers – Part 1: A Priori

I think I’ve done a silly thing. Admittedly, my history isn’t short of silly things done, said, or apologised profusely for. But this is a case of knowingly ignoring reservations and that tiny voice saying “Don’t do it, you fool!”, … Continue reading

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Diary of a Play #6: In the Name of the Palaver

And lo, the Facebook event did go up. And lo, the good people did look upon their screens. And they were hence to say “… oh”, then scrolled to the next item on their newsfeeds. But hey ho, here it … Continue reading

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Diary of a Play #5: The Elegant Art of the Excuse

“I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” – Douglas Adams It’s always nice to emulate your heroes, even if only their feats of blatant procrastination. In this modern, fast-paced world, there are always … Continue reading

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Diary of a Play #4: Please Critique Me, Let Me Know

Having been an actor, and a wearer of acid wash jeans for far too long after their heyday, I am not unaccustomed to public humiliation in the name of artistic expression. For those coming in late: Diary of a Play … Continue reading

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Diary of a Play #3: I’m Gonna First Draft Forever

For those coming in late: Diary of a Play #2: Five Go On An Adventure Diary of a Play #1: Script’s Just Got Real “The first draft of anything is shit”  Ernest Hemingway And who can argue with the Ern-dawg? Barrel-chested bear … Continue reading

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Diary of a Play #2: Five Go On An Adventure

For those coming in late: Diary of a Play #1: Script’s Just Got Real So, this play thing. It won’t write itself. I’ve tried, it doesn’t. The muse visits infrequently, fleetingly, in a hurry to get somewhere else. By the … Continue reading

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Diary of a Play #1: Script’s Just Got Real

Were you one of those students who left things to a last frantic all-nighter? Coffee drenched, head aching, buttocks cramping, fingers clenching a pen, agonising your way towards some unreasonable word count. Yes, a more brutally efficient use of your … Continue reading

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