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Wrong kind of Asian, wrong kind of work

When I was kid, I dreamed of being a film star (obviously). And in those fantasies, I pictured my adult film star self as having white skin. This didn’t at the time strike me as weird or odd in any way. It was a fantasy. She wasn’t actually me. She had her own name and… 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 /

DLLH: Influences 1 > MUSIC

This is part of a series of blogs about influences on Dark Land Light House. Ben Frost at Sonar 2014 For me and Tim, sound and music are often built into the foundation of our ideas. Tim’s already written about how experiments with sound design gave him the way in to writing the script. More… Tanuja /

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 »

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 »