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Podcast and photos: Ian McDiarmid and What Shadows cast on Enoch Powell and THAT speech

By |2020-03-27T15:40:51+00:0011 October 2017|

How do we talk to those that we hate? How do we speak across the anger that divides us? Those are the opening lines in Chris Hannan's provocative new play, What Shadows - and they were also amongst the questions raised at my post-show Q&A.

Q&A photos and podcast: A return to Brechtian politics via The Caucasian Chalk Circle

By |2020-03-27T18:45:24+00:0031 March 2017|

What would Bertolt Brecht have made of Donald Trump? Brecht's "epic theatre" was sparked by the rise of Nazism in 1930s Germany. Many pundits have likened the political period we've now entered with that dark decade of the twentieth century.