Theatre and science fiction
Currently I'm writing on contemporary British theatre and science fiction - if it was once a rarity on stage, today some of the most exciting playwrights and practitioners are drawing on science fiction to tackle the anxieties of today through the lens of tomorrow. I'm interested in several things: what caused this change? What ideas do these plays communicate? How does the medium of live performance interpret the genre?
Stage: the final frontier. These are the voyages...
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.
"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