Making ‘fear-tah’ is a marvellous and joyous thing. Working on new scripts – plays, cabarets, musicals, pieces of art – is one of the most exciting and invigorating experiences as a maker. The relationship between a writer and a director CAN be a beautiful romance.
Mark Daniels (writer) and I (director) have begun, what we like to think, is a beautiful romance (strictly theatrical, darling). Our comedy play, N89, a semi-immersive play set on a night bus went down very well at Matchstick Theatre earlier in the year and we're now looking to take that to other theatres whilst developing another piece together.
So, like good smug proselytisers, we’re going to tell you the general rules to keep in mind when you begin your own. (No need to burn your bushes and take it all as gospel, but we feel it will ultimately get you to heaven.)