Blog

All our ramblings and advice on one page. We call it a blog but we also know it as a place where you can belong, where you can vent and where you can inform! This is yours. Let us know if you got something on your mind.

(Jenny (centre) in rehearsal for The Madame Macadam Travelling Theatre. Photo by Craig Fuller) 

Love & Scandal – well, that got you reading.  Actually, it’s the name of the café where Steven Kavuma and I met to talk about The Diversity School Initiative and about the various developments at Bristol Old Vic Theatre...

August 14, 2017

Social stigma and mental health go together hand in hand, and have been with us for centuries as the arts have. It is of utmost importance that diversity is a core element of every society, not just to promote fairness, but also to actively promote individuality. Therefore, the relevance of diversity, arts and mental...

July 10, 2017

About three years ago, I had a conversation with Zawe Ashton. It was our first proper conversation together. I had always admired Zawe, and weirdly, I had just watched her in season eight, episode two of Doctor Who. So, I couldn’t believe that we were having and engaging in an in-depth discussion about Uganda (home),...

May 1, 2017

BAME is a word that has recently been latched onto my identity, and frankly very unwillingly. When I introduce myself to people I do not say I am a BAME actor, I say I am simply an actor but when applying for jobs roughly 90% of work I apply for has this word, ‘BAME’ in the description. I have a love hate for the ‘new...

February 6, 2017

Why bother? – Why should we try and ‘make it big’ in an industry where white supremacy, class elitism, poor representations of queerness, and general misogyny (among many prejudices) control theatre and keep us in the margins?

Because we cannot make a difference on the periphery of an industry which controls representa...

December 22, 2016

At the moment I'm in a month-long run of a children's Christmas show in which I play a fairy and a sock. It's absolutely ridiculous and I love it. A few days ago two Chinese kids came in and as soon as they saw me onstage, their faces lit up with excitement and recognition. YES, I AM LIKE YOU! YES, I AM ONSTAGE! AND Y...

Please reload

Featured Posts
Recent Posts

December 22, 2016

Please reload

Archive
Please reload

Search By Tags
Follow Us
  • Twitter Basic Square
  • Facebook Basic Square