Theatre for me in 2017 at its best was innovative, thought provoking and never more needed. Here’s a review of my best (and worst) pieces from the last year.
The places I visited in 2017 posed questions about who we are, where we fit in the sweep of history and why we all need to keep travelling.
At the end of my trip around Eastern Countries, Budapest reveals much about the history, beauty & warmth of the former East.
People can think Prague & the Czech Republic are in Eastern Europe: these travel tips show that the city is a distinctive, central European capital.
The churches & buildings of the Nowa Huta suburb of Krakow reveal much about the modern history of Poland, making an interesting addition to any visit.
Nearly 3 decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, physical scars of the Cold War can still be seen in the German capital. In the first piece in a series about East meeting West, I reflect on how the tourist can see historic & modern Berlin.
Reflections on shows from a trip to the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe.
(Not quite so) Liberal Sweden: whilst visiting Stockholm, did the Swedish brand match reality?
Estonia is flat. Very flat. And that hadn’t made it in to the nation’s marketing materials before we arrived.