Black coffee and Bucks fizz. Celebratory and recuperative all at once. #WAFF (at Graveney and Meadow)
The Electric Pentacle is a bit less striking and evocative in this form
We’ve been performing a play based on William Hope Hodgsons work on the site of Hodgsons’ Brewery. Different Hodgsons, but still. (at The Selkirk)
"having been raised on a diet of ’70s sci-fi and TV repeats of The Devil Rides Out, I had a whale of a time"
More choice quotes:
“Ellie Pitkin matches her taut direction with strong casting throughout the evening”
“Ceridwen Smith multi-roles … with real aplomb”
“Pankhurst has quite enough charisma to carry the whole thing off with a smile”
“Starling’s script is silly and fast-paced … funny and, at times, even rather creepy”
“all kinds of madly inventive fun”
Tomorrow night is sold out, but if you’re quick you can still book to see Audience with the Ghost Finder tonight.
But which is better? There’s only one way to find out…
"People say ‘Write what you know’. Wise advice, for sure. But I believe in writing what you want to know."
In which we are all effortlessly photobombed by Alexander Pankhurst’s right eyebrow.
Left to right: Tutku Barbaros, assistant director; Ellie Pitkin, director; Ceridwen Smith, Dodgson/Mrs Allenby/Florence; Alexander Pankhurst, Carnacki; me
Electric Pentacle by Zara Mansouri
Photo by Nivine Keating aka Morrighan Images
Mr Fox by Helen Oyeyemi is a book about no shit beginning boring generic uninformative start again
It is the novelist’s prerogative to
revise, to experiment, to deconstruct and reconstruct his theme that he might know it fully, to caress his muse’s every curve in search of what the fuck is this purple nonsense? were you planning to talk about the book any time soon? think about it, the last thing you want to sound like is one of those writers more concerned with themselves than their subject matter. before you know it you’ll be crowbarring in that canal anecdote again
I’m losing my thread and I expect the readers are too
Well if you insist on flinging back the curtain what do you expect? You could still just delete all this and wait until it’s perfect to hit Publish
Is writing fiction a form of therapy? better
It is for Mr Fox ok now you just sound glib stop now stop stop stop