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Drama: problems

Over the next few months I’m about to start working as a dramaturg and writer alongside some great artists, as well as giving a few talks and workshops about sound design for performance. When describing my methods I sometimes use phrases that are shortcuts to wider thinking, to ideas I’ve developed or adopted over the years about… Read more »

Dark Land Light House: Influences

We’re right on the brink of starting Dark Land Light House rehearsals now, and as everything’s starting to focus in on the detailed stuff, I thought it might be good to remind myself about the more intangible textures, aesthetics and ideas – the excitement and fascination – that have kept me and Tim hardwired to… Read more »

DLLH: Influences 4 > FULL ON THEATRE

This is part of a series of blogs about influences on Dark Land Light House. Elevator Repair Service: The Sun Also Rises I was giving a lecture to a student group recently, and talked about the integrated interdisciplinary process of developing DLLH. One of the students asked me the question: how do you balance this interdisciplinary… Tanuja /

DLLH: Influences 3 > FEAR & PSYCHOLOGICAL HORROR

This is part of a series of blogs about influences on Dark Land Light House.   Again, Alien is a big influence in terms of fear and psychological horror. As are HP Lovecraft’s paranoid stories of ancient, unknowable, terrifying things. I best first get out the way that yes, Lovecraft was a massive racist and no… Tanuja /

DLLH: Influences 2 > EXISTENTIAL SCI-FI

This is part of a series of blogs about influences on Dark Land Light House.   [N.B. this posts includes a few minor spoilers about the Alien film series] DLLH is definitely existential science-fiction rather than space opera. I’ll happily leave the intergalactic warfare and er, trade negotiations to JJ Abrams and Rian Johnson (…FOR NOW)…. Tanuja /

An interview about The Bullet And The Bass Trombone

With The Bullet And The Bass Trombone about to hit the Caravan showcase at Brighton Festival, we thought it might be interesting to dig out this blog interview we did before the first previews of the finished show at Bristol Old Vic, back in 2012. The article was originally published on theatrebristol.net. And the hard… Read more »