A figure on a chair. The right hand belongs to the right knee. We’ll get there in stages. First place the elbow but then it slips off the knee. Try again. Elbow onto the knee. Wait. Will it hold? No. Again. Again. Again. This is ugly and disturbing to watch in a way that means […]
In association with Nick Hern Books. In this episode, we take an in-depth look at the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. Presenter Tim Bano follows the progress of scripts from submission to shortlisting by speaking to judges, readers and writers. Featuring interviews with: Michael Oglesby, Anna Jordan, Sarah Frankcom.
Did you find that funny? Heaving a collective sigh of relief after the recent by-election in Oldham (the place just north of Manchester in which Martin McDonagh’s new play is set) there is, with some, still the bad aftertaste of having only narrowly avoided a renewed surge of ugly UKIP-led chauvinism. And it is indeed […]
A woman screams. It’s an unbearably long wail. First, I’m sure it’s from pain, the utter agony of child birth and then something changes in her face, almost imperceptibly. Now it’s no longer physical pain but a woman in mourning. Sarai is barren. She runs her hands through the blood that must have splattered to […]