Thursday, 19 December 2013


Royal Court Theatre
18 December

They lay experiments on paper plates
and pour them, blue and green, in shot glasses; 
red wine to wash away the cow methane 
and eggs that are not eggs.
Is this cupful of soup nostalgia what it seems
or will it burst in fireworks upon your tongue
and turn your head, entice you, trip you up 
and make you sniff and lick, trying to taste
what you thought you already knew, again.

Gastronauts runs until 21 December at the Royal Court

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Lizzie Siddal

Arcola Theatre
5 December

From their first sight, 
her feet upon a chair, 
her hair aflame, alight;
to her last breath, 
with body wracked 
and wild, poppy eyes
induced to heartbreak, 
desolation, death.

Lizzie Siddal runs at the Arcola until 21 December