Write Until Zion

Writing about theatre and playwriting in London and beyond

Othello: A modern tragedy

Those who saw Adrian Lester play Ira Aldridge, the first black man to play Othello in London in 1833 in the Evening Standard Award winning play Red Velvet last year, will know … Continue reading

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The Hospital at the Time of the Revolution.

There’s a 40-year-old never performed play by Caryl Churchill on at The Finborough. It’s true. Hard as it is to believe, the Godmother of playwriting has an unperformed play. Even … Continue reading

April 16, 2013 · 5 Comments

Gone Girl Gone Ending: No spoilers!

You’ve written an amazing novel but you’re struggling with the ending, what do you do? a. Leave it for a while, have a think and finish the book when you … Continue reading

March 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Three Birds in The Bush

Absent parents make good drama, it seems. Everyone’s doing it (God’s Property, Bottleneck amongst others) but Janice Okoh’s Three Birds does it with a harrowing, unforeseen twist. Tiana 16, Tione 13 … Continue reading

March 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

I love GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS. Girls I do adore…

So, a few weeks ago I ordered and watched the first season of American TV drama, GIRLS. (I know, I’m so behind). I don’t watch a lot of TV as … Continue reading

March 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

God’s Property

Last week I saw three shows at the Soho Theatre. This seems to happen with the Soho. Most of the time, you have to wade through all the obscure comedy … Continue reading

March 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

Bitch Boxer/Bottleneck

These two high-energy monologues at Soho Theatre are interesting pieces about adolescence, the confusion of growing up and rebellion. Both characters have been abandoned by their mothers and their anger … Continue reading

March 6, 2013 · 4 Comments

Fences, Theatre Royal Bath

This raw account of African American life in the 1950’s is a hard-hitting and passionate look on broken dreams and family dramas that will leave you thinking about it for … Continue reading

March 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Don’t look at me, I am not your friend.

I’m dressed as a 1940’s man in East London with thermals underneath as you do on a cold rush hour evening in February 2013. With google maps on my phone … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · 1 Comment

I’m gonna be iron, like a lion…

So, here I am, half way through a Masters in Playwriting, writing my first blog post. I intended to start this at the beginning of the course as a way … Continue reading

February 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

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