Thursday, 24 November 2016

City Love

CLF Arts Cafe
28 September

Hopeless they meet
and like all youngsters
let their first shy glances
turn to love;

oh but they trust too much,
too fast, and do not build
their walls up strong enough
to stop the first inevitable frost.

City Love ran at the CLF Arts Cafe, Peckham, from 9 - 28 September

Recording Hedda

New Diorama Theatre
28 September

They talk in circles,
their words waxing wild, confused,
clutching at beauty.

Recording Hedda ran from 11 - 28 September

Blue Stockings

Shakespeare's Globe
7 October

So on they go against the tide, quick as a man
and sharp, longing to run ahead
but forced to creep, to keep their heads
below the parapet and hopes quiet.
They know that plants grown in the dark
may soon still flower and fruit;
and where a man may learn
why must a woman sit at home and wait?

Blue Stockings ran at Shakespeare's Globe, 24 August - 11 October

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Escaped Alone

Royal Court Theatre
4 March

Each has their ogre:
rat, cat, pigeon.
Each a secret wheeling
of the mind
that leads them into freak
famine or flood,
pill-popping prison,
politician's dream, 
a dread dystopia
of drought, disease
and death. 

Escaped Alone ran at the Royal Court from 21 January - 12 March

Friday, 26 February 2016


Wyndhams Theatre
22 February

Up Oldham way,
the last hangman of all
hangs up his hat.

He knows the score,
he'll keep his council, but
if you push

he'll talk. He'll hold the floor.
Pull up a chair, he'll say,
let's have a pint,

and more. He knows this game
of noose around the neck,
and how quickly we move

rage to regret.

Hangmen runs at the Wyndhams Theatre until 5 March

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Nell Gwynn

4 February
Apollo Theatre

She knows her price 
all right, this girl 
plucked from the pit,
this bit of a girl, this chit
who treads the boards
as though it were her right;
one day a whore, the next
a queen whose heart 
and tongue and wit will set 
the King alight. 

Nell Gwynn, a Shakespeare's Globe production,
runs at the Apollo Theatre until 30 April

Friday, 19 February 2016

Hardboiled: The Fall of Sam Shadow

New Diorama Theatre

16 February

In the darkness

there are accidents:

blood spilled, hearts broken.

You need a thick skin

and a sharp eye

just to see through the smoke.

Hardboiled is a co-production between Rhum and Clay, The Watermill Theatre and Beth Flintoff.
Hardboiled runs at the New Diorama Theatre until 27 February