A piece for The Observer on Berlin
East v West: FC Viktoria and Berliner Dynamo meet in a united city

FC Viktoria 1889 and Dynamo Berlin at Lichterfelde Stadium. Photograph: Michael Wagg/The Observer

A piece for The Guardian on Moon Country by Simon Armitage and Glyn Maxwell
The Guardian: Journeys in literature: Moon Country

A piece for The Observer on Shakespeare in China
The Observer: Culture: William Shakespeare

A piece for The Guardian Books, on BS Johnson
Summer Readings: Like a Fiery Elephant

A piece for The Guardian Theatre blog on working with Teatro Vivo
The Guardian: Theatre blog: Site-sensitive theatre

A piece for The Guardian ‘Old music’ series, on Sheep by The Housemartins
Old music: The Housemartins – Sheep

A piece for The Guardian ‘Old music’ series, on Caravan by Van Morrison
Old music: Van Morrison – Caravan

The Fahrenheit Diaries, a ten-part series for The Guardian

reading matters

the unsung hero of touring theatre

growing with the show

a late late breakfast show

from heaven to hell in German hotels

sound effects and ukuleles

the ins and outs of it

blood, sweat and fondue

the road takes a toll

tales of a touring actor


An interview with Max Porter, author of Grief is the Thing with Feathers, winter 2015 – The Transmitter

A pint with… a poet, summer, 2015 – The Transmitter


Photo – Marta Polanska Hawrylow

Under the cobblestones, the pitch, spring 2015  – The Transmitter

Album reviews – The Peryls & Metamono, winter 2013 – The Transmitter

Do you remember the good old days before the ghost town? (or Goodnight Mrs Tom), summer 2013 – The Transmitter


Rapid reflections on a fair field for Penned in the Margins

A literary XI for The Football Pink

On writing for Teatro VivoThe Public Reviews blog

On playing Goucher in Goucher’s War (Theatre Alibi, 2011) – Goucher’s War study pack



M.Phil thesis – University of Hull, 1998

Acting the Fool: The modern actor’s approach to Shakespeare’s clowns and fools

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