Sunday, 16 August 2015

The Encounter

Edinburgh International Conference Centre
10 August

The forest comes in thick;
the light goes quickly
and the trees are suddenly
too close, their breath
hot on your face,
your throat dry and the river
out of sight.
It is a nightmare
that you cannot wake
or flee from; teeth, smoke,
screaming, flames in your head
and words that were not uttered
but you hear them plainly.
This is reality. Weak.
Despairing. Half-dead. Dreaming.
Wake. And take the long walk back
to the beginning.

The Encounter runs at the Edinburgh International Festival until 23 August

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Against Captain's Orders

National Maritime Museum
9 August

Here's to adventure!
A crew, strong and brave,
and a room full of treasures
recalled from the waves.
And here's to loyalty,
friends fine and true,
who will never desert us
whatever they do.
And lastly to stories,
the old and the new,
the ones we have heard
and the ones we'll live through.

Against Captain's Orders by Punchdrunk Enrichment 
and the National Maritime Museum runs until 31 August

The Motherf**ker with the Hat

National Theatre
3 August

in bed,
a bullet hole,
a hat.
on the table
and a web of lies;
a fight,
a baseball bat.

The Motherf**ker with the Hat runs 
at the National Theatre until 20 August