Never let rules get in the way of a good story

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in Blog | No Comments

Originally published in The Stage, October 2014 “Everybody has a book inside them”, and these days it often seems like everyone is adapting that inner book for the stage. Anyone who has been a script reader, or has ever spent any time in a literary office has seen the thousands of submissions that are sent in every year. […]

Making masters of direction

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014 in Blog | No Comments

Originally published in The Stage, October 2014 Until recently we never trained directors. Once they were actor managers, then, as the role of the director developed they still tended to be actors who moved across to directing. Then came the Oxbridge grads – out of humanities courses (usually English Lit) who had been leading lights of drama societies, […]

Directors’ pay is at rock bottom – time for action

Posted by on Oct 2, 2014 in Blog | No Comments

Originally published in The Stage, October 2014 There’s something we need to talk about, and we’ve been putting it off for some time, but we’re going to have to have the conversation, so here goes; my name is Tom, I direct theatre, and I don’t earn enough money to live on. There, now I’ve said it I can […]