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Interview: Dael Orlandersmith

The actress and playwright discusses Until The Flood, which addresses the 2014 shooting of African-American teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Read my full Ham & High/Islington Gazette interview here

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Skewering of tabloid excess packs an urgent topicality

Morris Honeyspoon is a monster. In editorial conference, he halts objections with a blast of his air horn, and when a puppyish staffer challenges his blanket anti-immigration policy, Roman helmet-clutching Morris takes sadistic pleasure in ritually humiliating him. It’s not … Continue reading

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Clarion, Arcola Theatre

“Fury Over Sharia Law For Toddlers!” No, not a prime example of spoof headline generator Daily Mail-o-matic, but the latest piece of fantastical scaremongering from the Clarion, a 125-year-old (semi-)fictional rag that’s upped sales by splashing on immigration every day … Continue reading

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Between the Rock and a hard place

Gauging someone’s level of success depends on a clear understanding of their main objective. For Gibraltar’s eclectic characters, that varies from political influence and professional advancement to the search for that most slippery catch: “the truth”. For the play itself, based … Continue reading

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