I love this tote bag that came as a gift with purchase with Curtis Sittenfeld's new book Rodham. There is a bitter sweet humour to it, because for much of my life I diminished myself in order to help maintain what I now realise is an unhealthy status quo. While change can be uncomfortable and … Continue reading Cheerleaders vs Critics
Photo by Cam Harle Photography. Tom Stocks pictured Despite the title 'Netflix & Chill' is not a light-hearted sex comedy. There is some sex, and plenty of comedy, but ultimately this is a show about mental health and male suicide. The comedy and the sex both ground the story in a relatable space, but also … Continue reading Netflix & Chill at the Drayton Arms Theatre
In May I wrote a theatre FOMO post, talking about the shows I wished I could be seeing but would sadly be missing. In that same spirit I want to talk about the Trafalgar Studios, which seems to be mopping up the cream of the crop of smaller space transfers. There is definitely magic in … Continue reading Is there magic in the water at the Trafalgar Studios?
"What do you mean you've never been to the Edinburgh Festival? You must go, you'd love it" Yeap, it's that time of year where I hear variations of the above ad nauseam. Normal, sane members of the theatre-going public see theatre at a pace that exceeds even my idea of a busy theatre week. As … Continue reading Confessions of an Edinburgh festival avoider
8th April 2016 was my last day as a full time employee, with me starting my first freelancing gig on 11th April. I already shared a lot of what I've learned along the way as a freelancer a few months ago, when I reflected on my first 9 months. To celebrate my 1 year anniversary … Continue reading My one year freelance anniversary
It is hard to believe that it has been over 8 years since I was diagnosed with the toxic cocktail of severe depression and anxiety. An oxymoron of an illness that leaves you caring too much and too little at the same time. In those first dark days it was hard to believe I could pull … Continue reading The black dog and a ginger cat