Interview with: DrayZera

An interview with DrayZera – by Aarushi Shetty We followed up on our July F&D headliner, DrayZera, for an interview.  We wanted to catch up on his writing practice and performance poetry. He has loads of genuine advice for upcoming poets and writers.  Read...

Review: Fire & Dust – the Return of DrayZera

Fire & Dust – the Return of DrayZera: a review by Aarushi Shetty   After being shut for a few weeks for expansion, The Big Comfy Bookshop reopened at the perfect time to host the Fire & Dust open-mic in July.  The newly renovated shop was bigger,...

Not so Quiet on the Western Front

England Expects a review by Alyson Hall Director: Gary Phillpott Starring: Becca Cooper Written by: Tom Glover I took a theatre novice with me to see England Expects, whose last experience of live drama took place circa 2006. “You didn’t tell me it has songs!” he...

Croix de Guerre

Clamber Up the Crucifix a review by by Gary Sykes-Blythe Director: Gary Philpott Starring: Jonny McClean Written by: John Kitchen   Watching Clamber up the Crucifix at Upstairs at the Western is one of the most intense, and satisfying, theatrical experiences I’ve had...