Sunday, 8 November 2015

Theatreland - readings and revels

I'm really thrilled that Theatreland is now in print! The collection was launched with lots of clinking glasses, fancy cakes, and six wonderful actors who brought the poems vividly to life.

Thank you to everyone who helped to make it happen, came to the party, read a poem, bought a copy (or is going to..!)

You can listen to the readings here. They are:

Fiona Drummond reading ‘The Kindness of Strangers’ (Southwark Playhouse, July 2014) and ‘Brilliant’ (Young Vic, July 2013)
Tom Clegg reading ‘Shakespeare in Love’ (Noel Coward Theatre, July 2014) and ‘The Low Road’ (Royal Court, May 2013)
Rebecca Tanwen reading ‘Orlando’ (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester) and The Master and Margarita (The Barbican Centre, January 2013)
Rosie Holt reading ‘Hymn’ (Duchess Theatre, May 2013) and ‘Wolf Hall & Bring Up the Bodies’ (Aldwych Theatre, May 2014)
Ursula Mohan reading ‘Lear’ (Union Theatre, June 2014) and ‘Father Christmas’ (Lyric Hammersmith, December 2012)
Dominic Gerrard reading ‘A Christmas Carol’ (Charles Dickens Museum, December 2012) and ‘Richard III’ (Shakespeare’s Globe, July 2012) 

Theatreland is published by Indigo Dreams Press and is available here.

Naturally you want to know what the cakes looked like too..

Friday, 6 November 2015

Jane Eyre

26 October
National Theatre

She is not poor
as they would have her be,
plain as a pikestaff,
green as the woods in spring.
She has a heart, beating
and bold beneath her petticoats,
and a voice of her own
though you would not
expect to hear it sing.
She is a woman lost
upon a rocky sea, friendless
and cut from what she had
of family, but though
she may flounder
she won't give in,
her hope burns bright
in spite of everything.

Jane Eyre runs at the National Theatre until 10 January 2016