Pam Gems

I am so sorry to hear that the playwright Pam Gems has died. I went to see her play Piaf in the West End when I was in my early twenties. It changed my view of theatre and gave me a hunger for more. The memory of that evening still quickens my pulse. R.I.P.

>Love Song

>We went to see a production of Love Song by John Kolvenbach at the Pleasance Theatre last night. A funny play with a great cast (my niece Eleanor Yates plays Molly). It closes today (shows at 5.30 and 8.30).Well worth a look. Don't wear a big jumper though - the  auditorium was very warm.

>A Page Turner and the 20/20 conference

> Last weekend I attended the 20/20 Playwriting/Pedagogy conference run by The Department of Drama and Theatre Arts at Birmingham University. It was great to meet up with old friends, meet some new friends and listen to some interesting and inspiring papers. The US playwriting/pedagogy scene (with its much longer history of teaching playwriting) was … Continue reading >A Page Turner and the 20/20 conference