Dog Rose barks up the right tree

She’s a sassy young one. Bit of a bitch actually. To her mom at least, not her dad. But we discover she has her reasons. Her friends we don’t meet. … Read More

Lara Foot’s Othello revamp reroutes the question of barbarity

Although Shakespeare’s plays are hilarious, tragic, insightful, and ridiculous – sometimes in one text – they are today often better read than watched. Odd, perhaps, given they were made to … Read More

The astonishing, heartbreaking beauty of Cion: Requiem of Ravel’s Boléro

“Imagine a song….that gives voice to people’s anger….The anger precedes the song…but the song precedes the people…The voice must be sung into existence, so the song precedes speech, clears the … Read More

Die Fel Omstrede Kroon van Edward II en Gaveston: A haunting rendition

Horror in real life often translates to tragedy on stage, yet tragedy, fundamentally, is about the inevitable rather than the tragic itself. Guiding audiences through a gripping odyssey of love, … Read More

Wole Soyinka’s new novel is an exuberant takedown of a corrupt state

It is a mighty tome from the great Nigerian writer. Chronicles From The Land Of The Happiest People On Earth is a mire of poetic prose. It is possible to sink in … Read More