Why We Tell The Story: In Conversation With James Morton

Why We Tell The Story: In Conversation With James Morton

‘Father’s Son’ is a new play debuting at the Vault Festival this month by emerging playwright James Morton. This piece takes a look at the effects of unresolved trauma and how toxic behaviours can be passed down through generations. In this interview, James and I discuss his motivations for writing this personal play, the need [...]

Why We Tell The Story: In Conversation with Mimi Monteith

Why We Tell The Story: In Conversation with Mimi Monteith

Mimi Monteith will premiere her second play, 'Sonder', this February at the Bread and Roses Theatre. Before hearing about this play, I don't think I had come across the word 'Sonder' before. After doing a little digging, it turns out the word was first coined by John Koenig as part of his project,' The Dictionary [...]

Why We Tell the Story: In Conversation with Abby Clarke

Why We Tell the Story: In Conversation with Abby Clarke

This summer, 'Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch, A Musical Parody' was my surprise discovery at the Fringe Festival. In a style similar to Wicked the musical, Unfortunate retells the story of The Little Mermaid from the perspective of the villain, Ursula. It turns out that she isn’t all that bad and [...]

Why We Tell the Story: In Conversation with Louise Beresford and Anna Spearpoint

Why We Tell the Story: In Conversation with Louise Beresford and Anna Spearpoint

Believe it or not, we're approaching the end of 2019 which means that Panto season is among us! This December I'll be catching The Fairytale Revolution: Wendy’s Awfully Big Adventure, which might have according to one of Theatre503's tweets, the first all-female Panto team ever? The cast includes Anais Lone as Wendy, Helena Morais as Peter Pan/Smee [...]

Why We Tell the Story: In Conversation with Lexi Clare

Why We Tell the Story: In Conversation with Lexi Clare

My next guest is Lexi Clare, producer of the Maiden Speech Festival which has returned for a third season this November. When you look at all that this project has achieved, it is difficult not to marvel at the wonder woman that Lexi is. In this interview, we discuss her motivations for creating the Festival [...]

Why We Tell the Story: In Conversation with John Webber

Why We Tell the Story: In Conversation with John Webber

John Webber's fascinating new play, Spiderfly, opened at Theatre503 this month. In this interview, we discuss his experience of writing his debut play and more. Enjoy! Name: John Webber Role: Playwright and Actor Favourite Show/Play: I loved both B’rer Cotton by Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm and Wolfe by Ross Willis at Theatre503. Other favourites have been Dance [...]

Why We Tell the Story: In Conversation with Jordan Benjamin

Why We Tell the Story: In Conversation with Jordan Benjamin

'Extremism', which opened this month at Theatre Peckham, is a political play about fear, friendship and the creeping polarisation of our society. In this interview, Jordan and I discuss his role as Assistant Director, the difficult themes raised in Anders Lustgarten’s  play and opportunites for BAME creatives in theatre. Name: Jordan Benjamin Role: Assistant Director, [...]