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Lighting & Theatre

Farewell to All That

So, this show is coming down. Let’s face it, regular readers of the blog all know which show it is, but having maintained speculative narrative tension this far, I’m not going to blow it now. […]

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Health and Safety At Work

This is not, in fact, an entry about Health and Safety, because while my life is nothing without being suspended by a harness over a sheer drop above a very solid stage while trying to […]

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Sparks Theatrical Hire

99% of technical theatre is begging. I was a pretty poor ASM on the few occasions I had to do the horrible job, because I just couldn’t quite understand what was in it for all […]

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Theatre Uncut

So, about five minutes after I find myself fuming with rage at general government cuts, I also find myself involved in a project which deals very specifically with one section of government cuts – the […]

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Back to the Wordface

What a couple of weeks it has been!  Did I mention my aching bones?  I’m sure I have… On the plus side, what this week has demonstrated to me, more than anything else, is just […]

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ARRRGGGGHHHH!!

I once promised never to blog in rage, but as I’m here, and since it’s on my mind… HOW MANY BLOODY HOURS CAN IT TAKE TO RE-WIRE THESE BLOODY LIGHTS?? I can answer that question […]

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Premature Old Age

It’s the end of a 70+ hour week, and I am become a little old lady. There is no part of my body that doesn’t hurt.  From the soles of my blistered feet to the […]

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Actor/Techie Divide?

There’s supposed to be two kind of people in theatre – actors and techies.  And, I suppose, directors and the ‘creative team’ but unless they’re actively up to their armpits in blood and paint, let’s […]

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A Day in a Double Life

So this blogging thing… … I talk about a whole load of stuff, let’s face it, and a great deal of it is rambling, because I currently lack the time to be concise.  But its […]

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Frankenstein – National Theatre

Remember how when not writing novels, I do theatre stuff? Remember how I can’t really talk about it in anything other than tactfully general tones? And let me also take this moment to add that […]

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Race and Theatre

So, I’m white. Surprise! If anyone’s curious, I’m a very pasty white, the kind of white that you can only really get by taking three of the most pallid, rained-on genetic strains of Northern Europe […]

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End of a Fit-Up

Oh god my knees. And my arms!  Don’t ask me to get anything down from high shelves for a while. And lord, but my feet.  Biohazard socks.  (Sock crisis moment too!  Laundry overtime…)  A week […]

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