Guest blog: Catherine Hoffmann

I decided to make my solo show, Free Lunch with the StenchWench, a while back after rats, fleas and pigeons descended upon me in my flat at different times throughout the year, bringing with them not only intense emotional reactions but also a gift of new material I couldn’t ignore. When my Airbnb guest, Laura from Munich, packed her bags … Read more…

Guest Blog: Jamal Harewood

Back in 2014, whilst studying at the university of Chichester, I wrote an essay that looked at the word ‘n*gger’ and whether or not it was possible for the word to be reclaimed. Despite the essay and many conversations with friends and family over the years, I find it near enough impossible to find a clear answer on the matter. … Read more…

Guest Blog: A Letter to Myself by Becci Sharrock

Dear Me, You will have an idea for a show that will take over your life for a year, in a good way. You will ask people, first in Sunderland and South Shields, and then all over the country, to write a letter to themselves. And then make a show from the letters you receive. Sounds simple, right? At this … Read more…

Guest Blog: Star of Celebrity Bound, Catherine Duquette, tells all!

Recently, I scored a rare glimpse into the inner life of performer-writer Catherine Duquette and her much anticipated UK premiere on March 29. We sat together at Hotel Adlon, a Berlin landmark haunted by the likes of Marlene Dietrich, Michael Jackson, Barack Obama, and a slew of Hollywood stars who’ve illuminated the Berlinale’s red carpets over the last 67 years. … Read more…

GUEST BLOG: 9 Tips for Surviving a Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) by Theatre Counterpoint

As a company creating a show that talks about cosmetic surgery in relation to self-identity, we have looked into various procedures that can be applied to amend our facial characteristics. Unlike face-lift, rhinoplasty actually changes your facial structure – your nose either becomes more pronounced or shrinks after you get a nose job done.  Of course, we have also researched … Read more…

GUEST BLOG: Performance Anxiety present SKELETONS (Or How I Learned to Love Fucking Up) 

Performance Anxiety is London-based writer-performer duo Lee Anderson and Adam Loxley. We make contemporary experimental work that is chaotic, confessional and communal. We’re interested in chopping up bits of pop-culture, biography, music, YouTube videos, politics, advertising, stupid costumes, random stuff found in skips and hoping that whatever we can make out of this mess will touch someone, somewhere. It’s hard … Read more…

Guest blog: Gobscure

inspirations include tom leonard (amazing glasgow poet & more) who once produced a series of foodie posters for glasgow when it was capital of culture including ‘rest-assured the cattle in our pies were once all professors of psychiatry’, gwyneth lewis – bilingual welsh poet who talks of mental distress as telling ‘the way you’ve been living is unbearable’; bobby baker … Read more…

Guest Blog: The Great Porn Experiment by Wonder Fools

January 8, 2016 One of the major influences for Wonder Fools at the beginning of The Coolidge Effect is Gary Wilson’s TED talk ‘The Great Porn Experiment’. In his 16-minute-long lecture, Wilson outlines the basic theory behind what has become known as the Coolidge Effect and its psychological and physical impacts on the human body. The theory behind the Coolidge … Read more…