Written and developed over a two year period, Happiness Ltd is my fourth full-length play. A co-production between New Model Theatre and the Bike Shed Theatre, supported by Theatre Royal Plymouth and Salisbury Playhouse and funded by Arts Council England, Happiness Ltd was directed by Jo Newman and toured to Exeter, Plymouth, London, Salisbury and Bristol.
The focus of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisation announcement for 2018-2022 was geography. Particularly, how was ACE to balance the huge funding disparity between London and the regions?
I was keen to do a bit of a deep dive on this, particularly looking at a bit of context surrounding the Arts Council and the London/Regions dichotomy.
(NPO 2017 in Context: Arts Council England rebalances its cultural capital | https://youtu.be/nNIv5xgixl4)
This week, I wanted to spend a bit of time talking about reviews, analyses and quality. Partly, this is an attempt to further outline what I’m attempting to (and not to do) with my YouTube channel.
But, also, with the cutting of Lyn Gardner’s Guardian blog, theatre criticism is going through something of an interesting, transitory stage at the moment.
Finally, the introduction of Arts Council England’s new Quality Metrics has caused some discussion as to how we measure quality in art.
(Theatre Criticism: Reviews, Analyses and Quality | https://youtu.be/rV08Jr3Rfg4)
I had some wonderful news from Arts Council England a few days ago. In my latest vlog I’ve used that as a bit of an excuse to talk a little bit about my theatre practice and a couple of plays and shows I’m currently working on.
(Grants for the Arts, Hedgehogs, Headphones and Happiness Ltd | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3RW7idmToI)