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In conversations about visiting the theatre, I've often realised that a lot of people are unaware of the facilities that are available for people with access needs. This is my own (tiny) attempt at increasing that awareness: http://londoncalling.com/features/accessible-theatre

London's theatre history... there's a lot of it. I found out what you can still see of it today, and tried to explain some of the most important bits in the process. In about 700 words. You can see how successfull exactly I was at: http://londoncalling.com/features/londons-theatre-history.

Written for Everything Theatre

Reading Dominic Cooke’s CV is quite the lesson in modesty. He was associate director at the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he won an Olivier Award for his production of The Crucible. Under his artistic leadership the Royal Court staged Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem and promoted emerging talents such as Penelope Skinner and Mike Bartlett. These days he’s an associate director with the National Theatre, where he directed the revival of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom that has just won him his second Olivier. New horizons obviously beckoned, so, later this week, Cooke fans and novices alike will be able to witness his first foray into television. Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses is the follow-up of the successful 2012 BBC series, and we spoke to Cooke to find out more about the differences between theatre and telly, directing Shakespeare and, of course, working with Benedict Cumberbatch.

Thanks to a new friend (hi Aimée!) I've gotten kind of into stained glass lately. I know, it's quite random. Anyway, I decided to write an article on it for London Calling, which you can read here: http://londoncalling.com/features/londons-best-kept-secrets-stained-glass. And you should, because stained glass is cool!