Theatre and science fiction
My current research explores contemporary British theatre and science fiction. I'm interested in how the images and themes of science fiction are being used to interrogate various current anxieties, and how the qualities of live performance are utilised to add new dimensions to the genre.
RECENT SCIENCE FICTION PLAYS
"Utopian dreams, dystopian realities in Lucy Kirkwood and Anne Washburn". Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction 46 (128): 38-47
"Mars: After the Crisis review". Fantastika Journal 1 (2): 177-179
"A manual for near-future parenting: Thomas Eccleshare's Instructions for Correct Assembly". Fantastika Journal 3 (1): 149-151
"Science, science fiction, and Nick Payne's Elegy: a conceptual third way". Studies in Theatre and Performance 40 (2): 206-223.
"Science Fiction and the Theatre of Alistair McDowall". Contemporary Theatre Review 29 (2): 121-137.
"In space, nobody can hear you say you didn't 'get' it: theatre, science fiction, and genre snobbery". Contemporary Theatre Review: Interventions July 2019
"Alistair McDowall's X". Sci-Fi: A Companion, ed. Jack Fennell. Oxford: Peter Lang. Ebook: https://www.peterlang.com/view/9781788743518/chapter24.xhtml