Small Island, National Theatre

I read Andrea Levy’s seminal Windrush epic, Small Island, some time ago. I loved it. It stuck with me for some time afterwards. It perfectly captured the ‘longing’ part of belonging which is so integral to post-colonial identity when your roots originate outside Mother Britain herself. I don’t know how helpful my vague memories of […]

Cityread Writing Competition

When I said in the last blog that I’d been writing, I wasn’t lying – but it’s fair to say most of my output hasn’t made it off my hard drive for anything like public consumption. However. In April, an organisation called Cityread London ran a whole host of events across London using this year’s […]

War Horse

Bit of a gap in posting, eh? I’ve been doing bits of writing elsewhere but blogging is something I got out of the habit of doing regularly. Lately, though, I’ve had the urge to start up again, and having just moved the blog over onto a new hosting and updated the look and feel, now […]


I’m trying to collect my thoughts on the issues surrounding the debate over casting of the RSC’s The Orphan of Zhao. I think I need a bit more musing-time, but meanwhile here are some links to blogs and discussion relating both directly to the RSC/Zhao case, and to similar experiences elsewhere. To be continued! Main […]