New Global Lab – Pinning it Down

I have produced the May 2016 episode of The Global Lab.

It features a second interview with Sophie Coulombeau (after this one), this time on her academic specialism of eighteenth century literature, specifically the influence of binary classification (e.g. the genus species biological naming convention) on the work of novelist Frances Burney, and why botany was once considered a dangerously racy subject for young ladies. Continue reading

Little Written Podcast – Brian Coyle, Page to Stage

BannerMy final Little Written episode covering the Page to Stage Festival featured playwright, Brian Coyle, who would later go on to win the festival’s Best Script award:

Episode 6: Brian Coyle, Page to Stage

The episode is again part of the Little Written Extra podcast, which you can subscribe to using the second of these links (though I’m not sure what else will go into it, now that Page to Stage is over). The first is for the regular podcast, which will have some new content imminently:

Little Written on iTunes
Little Written Extra on iTunes

Page to Stage Diary: Meet Harriet, Justin and Trudy…

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OK, so there have been a number of challenges over the last few weeks that have prevented me from making any further updates to the production diary. Continue reading

Little Written Podcast – Clarke McWilliam, Page to Stage

Here’s my second ten-minute Little Written episode, featuring another writer from the Page to Stage Festival:

Episode 5: Clarke McWilliam, Page to Stage

Unfortunately, due to space limits on Soundcloud, I have had to hive these Page to Stage related episodes off into a second podcast that I’ve called Little Written Extra. The main annoyance of this is that the two podcasts are separate on iTunes, so if you have to subscribe to each one separately:

Little Written on iTunes
Little Written Extra on iTunes

Page to Stage Diary: Everybody wants to be a cat…

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The fourth member of our cast

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With the company for An Everyday Apocalypse finally assembled, it was time for a first full cast reading of the script. Continue reading

Little Written Podcast – Michael Rumney, Page to Stage

Episode Four of the Little Written Podcast is out. At only ten minutes long, this is more of a bite-sized offering than the previous entries. This episode features Michael Rumney, the writer of Bricks, one of the eight one-act plays that have been selected for the festival:

Episode 4: Michael Rumney, Page to Stage

I’m intending this to be the first of a series of episodes where I talk to the writers involved with Page to Stage 2016 (I will try to persuade someone to interview me, at some point!). The next one should be out pretty soon, so keep an eye out for that.

Page to Stage Diary: Casting Clamour

The P2S Casting Event winding down. Photo courtesy of Fruit & Fibres Canteen & Craft Workshop

The Page to Stage casting event winds down at Fruit & Fibres Canteen & Craft Workshop

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So, I’m writing this on the train, heading back from the Page to Stage Festival casting event, which took place in the Baltic Triangle area of Liverpool earlier today Continue reading