Category: Features – Archive

April 2, 2021 / Features - Archive

In 1991 Lloyd Swanton was quite content. He had a stimulating career as a freelance bassist, and was one third of The Necks, who were already making waves, if yet to achieve their international acclaim. Then he decided there was another box to tick: the one marked “solo project”. It…

February 12, 2021 / Features - Archive

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins has made himself one of the world’s leading playwrights inside a decade. Outhouse Theatre gave us his Gloria in 2019 and Kings Cross Theatre his Everybody last year, and now STC picks up an earlier play, Appropriate, directed by Wesley Enoch (Roslyn Packer March 15-April 10). This joins…

February 6, 2021 / Features - Archive

JOHN CLARE 1940-2020  Journalist John Clare mostly listened to music with his eyes closed. If it reared up toward exceptionalism his expression was rapturous, and when it finished his eyes sprang open, and he grinned or even laughed ecstatically. This intensity of pleasure was the same when he was snorkelling,…