Dalloway – a review. Thank you for being a better reader than me.

Review of ‘Dalloway’ performance at The Riverfront, Newport, 21 Sept 2016 ***SPOILER ALERT*** A dark room, with a single cream chaise longue at the rear of the stage, and long white panels draping down. Nothing else. This forms the set for Dalloway and it’s intriguing already. Rebecca Vaughan appears, and straight away starts telling us Mrs … Continue reading Dalloway – a review. Thank you for being a better reader than me.

Paintwater

My mother’s eyes looked as though they were full of black smoke. They looked like this a couple of times a year. Ordinarily they just looked muddy, like the paint water I would always leave too long before refilling when I was a child painting at the kitchen table, for whole days. She would moan … Continue reading Paintwater

Cognac

My glass is taken around the corner to be warmed, and brought back to the bar. A bottle of cognac is dusted off and I’m poured a long unmeasured measure. I hand over my money and once I let go of the cold coins I’m rewarded with a warm glass against chapped skin. I handle it … Continue reading Cognac