Winter School 2016 with Peta Lily (2)

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In the early 1970s the great British theatre director Peter Brook took a group of actors on a trip through the Sahara desert, through Mali and Niger and Nigeria in search of the universal language of theatre. Peter Brook (credit: … Continued

Winter School 2016 with Peta Lily (1)

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This year’s Nearly Real Theatre Festival performances were helped in large part by the work we did with Peta Lily at last year’s winter school. It was amazing – fantastic, frenetic, fun, and full of new ideas and possibilities for solo performance … Continued

2015 Festival | Update 7

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Thank you Heart & Soul Funerals Before I go too far in this update I want to thank our sponsors, Heart & Soul Funerals / Green Fuse Bereavement Care (Simon Smith, Jane Morell, Hannah, Massimo, Ruth and the rest of the team), for their generosity and … Continued

Mo’s new show

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It occurred to me while I was reading through my script last night that some, or even many of you, will have seen my first show Moses Morris Harry and Me and all the promotion for this year’s festival has … Continued

Seven shows not to be missed

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The Guardian newspaper sent me an e-mail newsletter this morning with the title: Seven shows not to be missed. And the shows looked pretty good—there were several I would love to see—but they were all in London at the National Theatre on the South Bank. So … Continued

2015 Festival | Update 5

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3rd Solo Autobiographical Theatre Festival Venue: Ashprington Village Hall, Ashprington, Totnes, Devon TQ9 7XA, UK | View map Dates: 9 July – 12 July 2015. Doors open at 6.30pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Sunday matinee: 2.00pm. There will be a theatre bar serving … Continued

2015 Festival | Update 4

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As part of this year’s Festival of Solo Autobiographical Theatre, I am excited to tell you that I am resurrecting my show, Moses Morris Harry and Me. The show will be directed by Mark Drummond. It tells part of my family’s narrative … Continued

2015 Festival | Update 2

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Well, we are busy making plans and making progress – the performers are busy finishing their scripts, beginning rehearsals, crafting their sets. From everything I have seen and heard the festival has a really crafted and curated feel this year. … Continued

2015 Festival | Update 1

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Third Festival of Solo Autobiographical Theatre Dates: 9 – 12 July 2015 Venue: Ashprington Village Hall, Totnes, Devon TQ9 7XA, United Kingdom There’s a great story about the BBC radio broadcaster John Humphries interviewing the artist Tracey Emin during which he says: “You’ve … Continued