November, schmovember…

Another year almost gone and still no hand sanitiser sponsorship. C’mon, how much alcohol does a girl need (to rub on her hands) to get a break around here?! But in all seriousness… it’s late November. Already. November always ends up being pretty busy despite my best intentions. I guess it’s been like that sinceContinue reading “November, schmovember…”

Barracking for the Umpire review on Perth Walkabout

After illness forced the cancellation of the original performance I was going to attend, I made it back to Subiaco Arts Centre to see Barracking for the Umpire, a play by Andrea Gibbs and presented by Black Swan State Theatre Company. And my thoughts on it are now online. Barracking for the Umpire centres onContinue reading “Barracking for the Umpire review on Perth Walkabout”

My Book Reality interview… and a reading of Black and Blue

Back in August, I sat down for a Zoom interview with Ian Hooper, executive director of Leschenault Press and The Book Reality Experience. That interview is now up on YouTube: I’m a little awkward but hey, it’s my first recorded interview. Awkwardness is on brand for me anyway. 😄 You can also get a sneakContinue reading “My Book Reality interview… and a reading of Black and Blue”

After the first COVID…

I’ve been a bit quiet since my fling with COVID in early August but I’m very much alive and kicking. (You may have gleaned that my blog title is a reference to After the First Death, the Robert Cormier novel, which took its name from a Dylan Thomas poem called A Refusal to Mourn theContinue reading “After the first COVID…”

Blue/Orange review for Perth Walkabout

I didn’t actually know a whole lot about Joe Penhall’s award-winning play Blue/Orange until this week but I reckon I’ll be thinking about it for a long time. It’s set in a London psychiatric hospital and explores race, prejudice and mental illness. Read my review of Blue/Orange by Theatre 180 at Perth Walkabout.