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Writing (at) Utah

  The film above is edited from footage we shot in Normandy this summer, around a screenplay I’ve been writing called Utah. I’ve been writing it for about 7 years now, on and off. Well I say ‘writing’. It’s mostly been heavy research and worrying. Then last July, a sudden two-week burst of frantic typing…. Read more »

Dark Land Light House: Double Exposures

So if all (i.e. funding) goes to plan, we’ll be making Dark Land Light House next Spring. I cannot tell you how soul-quakingly exciting that feels. As Tim’s already talked about, we’ve been working on this idea in various forms and guises since 2008, and it feels properly primed to explode right now. Whilst we’re… Read more »

What The Found Sound 2: Barcelona 2014

We welcome your ears to the second What The Found Sound, where we delve into bits of our sound archive we’ve most likely forgotten about, and liveblog our reactions. A few footnotes at the bottom of the page, but otherwise what you see is what it was. For best results: press play, and read the conversation…… Read more »

Steady Statements

Last month, we went out to Athens to be resident at the totally ace Bios for a week, to start researching Steady State. We’ve written about what we did and discovered during the residency, for Caravan, who not only stumped up the cash money to get us out there, but were also the platform which introduced us… Read more »

What The Found Sound 1: Prague 2004

Hello and welcome to What The Found Sound, where we delve into bits of our sound archive we’ve most likely forgotten about, and liveblog our reactions. A few footnotes at the bottom of the page, but otherwise what you see is what it was. For best results: press play, and read the conversation… notes Recording… Read more »

Why not / because usually / what else

  Oh hello. Well, a while back you might have seen Rupert Christiansen’s Telegraph blog on the subject of women in theatre. If not, here it is: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/theatre/11169928/There-is-no-conspiracy-against-women-in-the-theatre.html I’m not going to get rude about Mr Christiansen’s opinion. I don’t know the guy, and there’s enough rudeness on your internet already. If you’ve come here… Read more »

Writing Dark Land Light House

  How I’m writing Dark Land Light House: – In 2008 we outlined a story. A sci-fi horror set on a lighthouse in space. It was meant for radio at first. – Then we thought about it as a film for a while. We decided it wouldn’t quite work. Or we couldn’t quite afford it…. Read more »

I like scripts

Thing is, I like working from scripts. I don’t much care what format the script comes in, or whether it’s in the right order, and I’m never averse to suggesting abstractions or deletions; but the bottom line is: I’m a massive scaredy-cat at devising content in rehearsals and I like working from scripts. This seems… Read more »

WHY IS YOUR PLAY BORING?

To be clear, I made this chart for myself…     (Click image for full-size readability fun.) I’ve been getting back into the frame of mind where I’m writing theatre for other people to produce. And I kept having to ask: why am I returning to these old structures / methods / mistakes? So I… Read more »

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 »