My new solo piece, Walking Towards Ithaca, will be part of Hull Truck’s Grow Season.
It combines the story of a 200-mile walk across Britain at a time of deep political conflict with reflections on Homer’s Odyssey. .
Blurring the boundaries between documentary, autobiography and myth, it’s a show that reflects on the complexities of human connection and belonging in world of anger and alienation.
You can listen to The Violent Justice in Our Hearts on Mixcloud.
Over the last few weeks I’ve been adapting my theatre piece about rage, justice and terrorism, The Violent Justice in Our Hearts, for the wonderful Resonance 104.4FM (available online for those of us outside London). The programme has been produced by Nicholas Edwards-Longstaff. It will be on at 8pm on Wendesday 2nd March.
The piece is part of an ongoing creative attempt to link autobiographical storytelling with documentary and essay forms. My aim is to bring intimacy to the exploration of complex political and social issues. I hope it works for you.
I started writing something about storytelling and politics. And then I couldn’t stop. It jumps from Ira Glass to Jerome Bruner to Adam Curtis to Hannah Arendt. So there’s something for everyone… It’s called ‘I am who you are‘.