A clearly talented playwright and actor, Alan Flanagan creates a world that is not only drenched in reality but gives you a sensation of hope that will have you leaving the theatre all warm and fuzzy.
In our post-#MeToo world, consent and the right to be free from harassment is all-important. However, in matters of cyber-crimes, the law is less prescript as it’s harder to enforce iron-clad convictions. Gifted – which is written by Tom Ratcliffe and directed by Polina Kalinina – puts a human face on this conundrum.
The issue of Body Dysmorphic Disorder in men is a worthy theme for a play, and Tom Vallen’s script for A Gym Thing presents it without veering into didacticism. With a more developed ending and a bit of breathing space within the scenes, this is a play that could have a power that matches Will’s punches.
One of the things I love about the Glass Splinters evenings is the variety of hitherto ‘unknown’ stories that are unearthed. Far from being recent participants in world events, Glass Splinters shows women have always been at the forefront of scientific discoveries, cultural revolutions and literary milestones.