I thoroughly enjoyed reading Rebecca Truman’s book. Part confession, part auto-narration, not unlike Nell Stroud’s Josser, it gives a very personal insight into our aerial profession – the glittery stardom as well as the gritty pain, anguish, fear and isolation that often cycle through an aerialist’s life.
The shelf I reserve for newly arrived theatre books is beginning to groan so it’s obviously time for a round-up. There’s a lot of Shakespeare on the pile and I was especially pleased to see Paterson Joseph’s Julius Caesar and Me with its arguably provocative catchline: “Exploring Shakespeare’s African Play”.
Terri Paddock confronted her own squeamishness about needles to research and write this feature about the phenomenon that is Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting. As Trainspotting Live officially opens tonight (29 March 2018) for a second, extended London season at The Vaults ahead of a New York transfer, gen up on your cultural history – and then get booking!