This is a topic that is ALWAYS up for debate. And it’s pretty controversial to boot. There has been a lot of research into whether or not mental illness makes us more creative - acclaimed US psychologist and author Kay Redfield Jamison released an entire book exploring the subject (Touched With Fire if you’re interested). But … Continue reading Does mental illness make us more creative?
Live Theatre, Newcastle, 24 Oct - 10 Nov It's a brave move to use Gothic horror as the backdrop for a story exploring mental health problems - you've got to be pretty confident in your approach. However, writer Paul Sirett and the production team at Live Theatre have managed to pull it off. When I … Continue reading Review: Clear White Light
For my latest piece for Standard Issue, I interviewed my other half, or, as our editor put it 'I took my work home with me'. When I saw Chris Connel on stage in his underpants it was love at first sight. Covered in fake marinade and lipstick, he had audiences in stitches every night as … Continue reading It REALLY couldn’t happen to a nicer…actor