Narrative arcs and Panto – “Alright you lot, shut up now and let’s get on with the story.”

I’m interested in theatre, and pantomime in particular, as storytelling in this post, and the implications of narrative as an agent of change.  In the discussions of an anthropology view of making theatre and performances,  a number of metaphors are used. Johannes Huzinga referred to ‘Homo ludens’ – the characteristic of being human is our … Read more

Teaching for a working class theatre.

This post is being written in Blackpool, where I’m about to work with young people from the local FE college. From the hotel room I’ve a clear view of the Tower. Two days ago I was doing the same in Nottingham – from my room I could see the castle lit up, looking for all … Read more