Overheard: nuance in the melee

You’re in a cafe; a restaurant; a bar. You start catching snatches of conversation from nearby. Hopes, dreams, private politics, and secret desires of characters from across the Chinese diaspora. A tenuous facade between a restaurant owner and customer, obnoxious un-PC mutterings from the table behind you, an anxious hand-wrangling conversation about something monumentally important. Continue reading

Wise Children: Master-Mistresses of play

Emma Rice brings her unique, exuberantly impish vision to Angela Carter’s great last novel, Wise Children, launching her new theatre company of the same name. Fans of either portfolio won’t be disappointed; you’ll find here all the magic, colour and mischief both Rice and Carter are known for. Sumptuously aesthetic as ever, this fresh adaptation is a love letter to theatre, in all its sparkling glamour, vulnerability and unparalleled intimacy. Continue reading