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A Giant Pussy For Christmas

Every year we ask an illustrator whose work we love, to create an image for our Christmas card. If they’re up for it we send them a shortlist of festive tics and let them choose the one they like best. … read more

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Flying Bear

I’m writing this from the comfort of my hotel bed. It’s been a long tiring but incredible first day in Dublin. We’ve been made to feel so welcome by everyone: the hotel staff, the venue team, and the audience at … read more

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Three Days In Sarajevo

For the last few days we’ve been in the incredible city of Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. We’ve been here to perform Backstage in Biscuit Land (BIBL) as part of the MESS, an arts festival that’s been running … read more

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Give and Tate

You may have noticed I’ve been a bit quiet of late but don’t worry, it’s not because I’ve run out of steam – in fact it’s been because everything’s been going flat out over the last few weeks. In a … read more

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Call Me Dr Biscuit

At the start of the summer a formal looking envelope popped through the castle letterbox. I opened it with curiosity, unsure what to expect: it’s content blew me away.

It was a letter from the University of Wolverhampton saying they’d … read more

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Disabled Doesn’t Mean Less Able

Yesterday was the last day of Southbank Centre’s incredible Unlimited Festival. The Festival celebrates the artistic vision and originality of disabled artists. Highlights for me included Claire Cunningham’s beautiful piece The Way You Look (At Me) Tonight, Heart N read more

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A Smashing Night

It’s been the Unlimited Festival at the Southbank Centre this week. The Festival celebrates the artistic vision and originality of disabled artists. It’s included amazing new pieces, work in progress, and a wide range of talks, workshops and events.

Tonight … read more

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The Day is in the Detail

For a few minutes I lay on my back, studying a small corner of sky that the van’s floppy thermal blind had revealed. It wasn’t giving much away, just a steady non-committal grey.

The noises outside were more revealing: no … read more

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Relaxed Performance and Shakespeare

While we were touring in North America I was excited to be in touch with a number of theatre academics who are interested in the Relaxed Performance movement. Brilliantly Cameron Hunt McNabb, Assistant Professor of English at Southeastern University … read more

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The Serious Business of Children’s Media

As a child I loved Children’s TV. Among my favourite characters were Mr Bump, Super Ted, and Rachel in Grange Hill (played by Francesca Martinez) and the thing all these characters had in common was that they were identifiably … read more

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