Artists from Swansea try to collaborate with artists from China. Over many years and several (failed) attempts. Dealing with bureaucracy. Trying to find Chinese artists to collaborate with. How do you even meet artists in China, when you are sat in a boardroom with gallery owners? These are some of the problems that beset the … More Let’s See What Happens…..
I haven’t blogged much recently, as it’s marking term. However, I have seen a number of ‘China plays’ (as I like to call them) in London but I have wanted to think about the connections between them, or rather, to wait and see if there were any connections between them. I write, in part, about … More China on my Mind
I was curious, I admit. This play that is so beloved of British regional theatre, revived last year (I think) at Pitlochry and Keswick but set in colonial Malaya, now in the West End. Again. Here it was, Privates on Parade directed by Michael Grandage. Now, I had written to Grandage, and he graciously replied (a minor … More The burden of history: From Privates to Edwin.
En route to the family Christmas, the time came when I finally entered the hallowed (and somewhat cramped, given the £112.8m refurbishment) halls of the RSC to see the play I had been campaigning about. I had to see if it was better, or worse, than I imagined, plus the fact that come April I … More Review: The Orphan of Zhao