Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Monkey and Crocodile

Greenwich + Docklands International Festival
23 June

Over the river, 
high in the trees, the monkey
swings and somersaults;

below the green-eyed
crocodile glides, hungry
for love and apples.

Monkey and Crocodile by Metta Theatre is on tour until 21 July

Wednesday, 5 June 2013


Duchess Theatre
28 May

The attic, evening.
The violin upon your shoulder
perched, eliciting music.

Here is the bow aloft,
just as you hold your expectation:
high, on the edge of sound;

and here disappointment
like a splinter of the violin
upon your tongue.

Hymn runs at the Duchess Theatre until 15 June

Monday, 3 June 2013

Cocktail Sticks

Duchess Theatre
28 May

Going back, the house
is quiet, dusty,
full of unlived dreams.

A sherry bottle
on the kitchen shelf,
a woman’s magazine.

These were the things
of your ambition:
parties, fitting in;

but now, without the hope
you had in them,
they are nothing.

Cocktail Sticks is performed as part of Untold Stories, which runs until 15 June at the Duchess Theatre