Category: Other

A Scratch Night

I’ve always had a bit of a weird relationship with theatre I think. When I was first getting into it I wanted, like many, to be an actor, to claim the limelight and let it wrap around me smothering my insecurities. Unfortunately it didn’t quite work like that, turned out that I couldn’t learn lines […]

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Democracy: Vote Sam Freeman

I recently started writing a play about party politics – it was loosely based around a man going from idealized outsider to the leader who compromises his morals – a little like A Small Family Business but with more multi-roles, smaller cast and a darker more sinister ending. Starting the writing (and that’s as far as I […]

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Film Review: Birdman

Jean Claude Van Damme doesn’t feature in Birdman, but after watching this superb piece of contemporary film making I found myself pondering the old karate veteran. My knowledge of Van Damme’s films was, I’ll admit, limited. There was Last Action Hero, TimeCop and, the most influential film for me (thanks mostly to Kylie’s appearance) as a pubescent boy […]

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Seeing the trees

“Sometimes you can’t see the wood for the trees” As my last blog post probably hinted at I’ve had a somewhat galling month or so. A couple of bits I can’t go into detail about on here (although I will later this week) and then some bits I can – mostly the stand up and […]

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Edinburgh 2014

This is my fourth year of coming up to Edinburgh and seeing shows and I’ve got in the habit of popping up little reviews and reporting on my time up here. It’s been a weird one, firstly I’m more a performer than in the past (although still just doing 2 shows) and secondly my taste […]

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