In a follow up to yesterday’s video dating piece from Ian MacNaughton, today he gives us a glimpse into how it must be for a sat nav looking for love.
We promised you more short comedy film from Ian MacNaughton, and here it is, helping us celebrate day one of our birthday weekend. Before there were apps like Tinder and Grindr, even before there was internet dating on the web, … Continue reading
You probably know Ian Macnaughton from his Covid Times column. Those of you who were at the launch concert for Xanadu Online Theatre will know that Ian is also a talented actor, and we are delighted to share one of … Continue reading
In another piece of prose poetry, Ian Macnaughton imagines life in a post-Covid-apocalypse England. The Watchers The sky greys, blood-framed as it leeches edge in. Drifts often tailed across the flat worn ground. No one watches even I gaze without … Continue reading
Once again Ian Macnaughton moves away from the column format, also with prose poetry, but this time on the sardonic side. Opportunity Take it from me it’s the key. You See it Everywhere And in everything. Someone else’s grief is … Continue reading
Here Ian Macnaughton gives us something different from his usual Covid Life column: a piece of prose poetry based on his experience as a delivery rider during the pandemic. Happen we ride, we ride, take route pedal Stepped hard thrust … Continue reading
Family Matters is written and acted by Mary Tynan (our artistic director) and Ian Macnaughton (our Covid Lives columnist). Cinematography is by Graham Gunner, and location is courtesy of Jon Axford.
It’s been tidier, everywhere, here. I mean, normally they encroach on any area of vulnerability, the small, frail, tender and new. Anything emergent. This was seen as usual until recently. We have the new normal, the aged, depleted and compromised, … Continue reading
Deliverance it said. I have been reading. I mean I do read especially if I’m waiting. For a delivery. You become very aware of time. When I’m logged on, when I’m not. You find yourself kind of quantifying your day … Continue reading
Phoebe Waller-Bridges’s Fleabag, from DryWrite Theatre Company at the Soho Theatre, is a confessional stream of consciousness which combines humour and pathos to elicit a powerful effect. Fleabag tells her story in a way that is both highly entertaining and deeply … Continue reading
As it’s now less than two weeks till opening night, I wanted to let everyone know about Belfast Girl: A Love Story, from London Irish Theatre. Set in the aftermath of the Good Friday Agreement, Belfast Girl: A Love Story … Continue reading
Theatre Collection presents The Visit at The Lord Stanley, Camden The Visit opens with optimism: the citizens of Gullen are looking forward to the arrival of one of their own and hoping she will spread some of her good fortune … Continue reading
New Possibilities: Abstract Paintings from the Seventies at the Piper Gallery This exhibition presents the work of artists whose work became less fashionable during the 1970s with the rise of conceptual and performance art. While these artists are still working … Continue reading