Theatre and science fiction
My current research explores British theatre and science fiction. In recent years, there's been an explosion of productions that have adopted, adapted and embraced the genre, yet there's very little scholarship on the subject, especially of the sort which is rooted in Theatre and Performance Studies. I'm working to highlight science fiction's growing presence on the contemporary stage, and I'm particularly interested in how its themes and images are being theatricalised to interrogate various urgent cultural, political and social anxieties.
If you take a look at the blog, you'll find reviews of a number of recent plays that incorporate science fiction. And you can find academic publications of my research listed below.
(If you don't have access to some of these but are still keen to read them, please get in touch and I'll lob a copy your way)
"Science, science fiction, and Nick Payne's Elegy". Theatre and Performance Studies 40 (2): 206-223. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14682761.2019.1608125
"Science Fiction and the Theatre of Alistair McDowall". Contemporary Theatre Review 29 (2): 121-137. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/10486801.2019.1591388
"Utopian dreams, dystopian realities in Lucy Kirkwood and Anne Washburn". Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction 46 (128): 38-47 https://www.proquest.com/docview/2053265987/37ADB06C17764B3FPQ/1
"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
"A manual for near-future parenting: Thomas Eccleshare's Instructions for Correct Assembly". Fantastika Journal 3 (1): 149-151
"Mars: After the Crisis review". Fantastika Journal 1 (2): 177-179