Tuesday, 15 April 2014

The Comedy of Errors

10 April
Théâtre de Marseilles, La Criée

In Ephasus confusion reigns
high as a house,
dinner and ducets fly, and men
with better reputations rage
to get their hands upon
a rope, a ring, a golden chain
to hang about the neck
of some broad amazon;
whilst in the streets, gaudy
and bright, their women rush
to light over a pair of brothers,
pretty enough, lost once at sea
and now, it seems, the same
in face, fate, dress and name.

The Comedy of Errors by Propeller is on tour until 29 June

Thursday, 10 April 2014

The Big Meal

Ustinov Studio
5 April

Long enough, this life,
racing from love and sex
to all the things
she never thought
would come after:
grandchildren, grief,
age creeping up on her,
a girl waiting at tables
long ago, and the boy
who smiled,
bought her a drink,
began it all.

The Big Meal ran at the Ustinov Studio, 6 March - 5 April