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Seeds

28Oct20

No Stone Theatre (Nick Pitt and Johanna Taylor) have been developing the Seeds project since the company’s formation in 2018. Following R&D residencies at Pleasance London, Birmingham REP and Clapham Omnibus, lockdown conditions forced a rethinking of the project’s outcomes. The response is the creation of a wonderfully-produced Podcast, in eight episodes, which is being […]


As this series from Stan’s Cafe draws to its end, here is ‘something for the weekend’, so to speak. From Book II of The Anatomy Of Melancholy (published in several editions from 1621 through until 1651) Robert Burton writes of the benefits of Sports and Exercise. Episode 25 / 35


AIRLOCK

13Jul20

Created by Imitating the Dog for BBC Arts’ ‘Culture In Quarantine’ programme, in collaboration with Arts Council England / TheSpace, AIRLOCK is a three-part series of short films with a graphic novel aesthetic – live recorded employing the Vis-tech wizardry so characteristic of the ITD live shows.


Each day throughout July 2020, Stan’s Cafe present a daily dose from Robert Burton’s pioneering self-help manual ‘The Anatomy of Melancholy’. Filmed in 35 episodes over the lockdown period under the direction of James Yarker, the screen is divided into quadrants – with the four cast members of the touring version of the show (Gerard […]



Street Party

07May20

On the 7th June 1977, in an event commonly seen across the UK, the residents of Naunton Close & Clover Road, (together with the Swarthmore residents who lived ‘down the passage’) gathered for a Street Party to celebrate 25 years since the Queen’s accession to the throne. I’m posting this because the current residents of […]


Today is the 23rd April 2020, and it would have been Fred Jeffs’s 101st Birthday. Episode 4 of Fred Jeffs: The Sweetshop Murder is now released to coincide with this anniversary. I started working with the team on this Episode in the summer of 2019, and I am sad to report that in the time […]


Michael John Rose 9th September 1937 – 19th February 2020 This Monday past, the 23rd March 2020, we said our goodbyes to dad at a Service at Lodge Hill Crematorium. The ‘Social Distancing’ in place at the time meant that all members of the congregation were sat 2 metres from one another, the Funeral Directors […]


A Winter treat this month, working with Coventry’s own Talking Birds on a site-based performance in collaboration with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. The piece, a spurious Festival re-imagining the rained-off, final day’s parade organised 250 years ago by David Garrick. At that Festival in 1769, Garrick – the pre-eminent actor of his generation – unveiled […]


A review of last week’s performance of The String Quartet’s Guide to Sex and Anxiety, directed by Calixto Bieito. A Birmingham REP production with Festival d’Automne, presented at Theatre de la Ville, Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris. https://bachtrack.com/critique-the-string-quartets-guide-to-sex-and-anxiety-bieito-heath-quartet-espace-pierre-cardin-paris-novembre-2019