Out of the Frying Pan…

Brisbane is enduring a “low density heat wave” at the moment, which means the ceiling fans are whirring wildly, trying to shift the cool air from the air conditioners around everyone’s home, with limited success. I flew back here a couple of weeks ago as my elderly mother is unwell. Flying back this week to Edinburgh, then down to London …

New London Dates

TMT will be in London in February, as well as April, so get your diaries out and make a note! On 14th February, we’ll present a staged reading of Marcel Dorney’s wonderful re-telling of the story of Hypatia, female philosopher and defender of the Library of Alexandria. You know the one – the bigots and the fundamentalists burnt it down, …

“I’m Not Capitulating!”

Thus says Berenger at the end of Eugène Ionesco‘s play Rhinoceros, written in 1959. This was Ionesco’s creative response to the kind of ideological fundamentalism that results in Fascism and Nazism, with its themes of conformity, culture, mass movements, mob mentality, philosophy and morality. If it is the responsibility of artists to “hold the mirror up to nature” as Shakespeare suggests, or just …