Immersive theatre is a slippery beast, a serious sea-monster for a dramaturg to wrangle. To stick with the sea: if a traditional staged play is a trip to the aquarium, immersive theatre is more like snorkelling. You can watch interactions from afar, choose how close you get to the wildlife (absolutely no sharks, we promise!), stay on the surface or dive a little deeper if you see a fish you want to follow. But no matter what route you choose, you’re there in the water. There’s no glass between the audience and the action.Read More
I woke up feeling pretty spectacularly awful. Radio 4 never helps.
Top news story: Mid-term election in the US went exactly as expected for anyone who knows about our politics: incumbent president's party is hammered, most people don't bother their arses to vote, ghastly amounts of money are thrown around by corporations and nefarious neocons. Joyful, really.Read More