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Jamaica and Britain: which is the smaller island?

Jamaica and Britain: a small island that’s big in the eyes of its Caribbean neighbours, and a big power painfully shrinking to a smaller global role.
from Daniel Nelson on May 18, 2019.

What happens when Cath doesn't look away

Suddenly there’s a spurt of dramas (and in the case of 'Home' on TV, comedies) about refugees who emerge from vehicles to find themselves in Britain.
from Daniel Nelson on May 9, 2019.

Citizen of nowhere?

If lazy rhetoric about Britain's unique qualities stick in your craw ("Fifty years on from now, Britain will still be the country of long shadows on cricket grounds, warm beer, invincible green suburbs, dog lovers and pools fillers"), treat yourself to 'Status'.
from Daniel Nelson on Apr 25, 2019.

'Write fearlessly. You know I am not God'

Indian playwright Abhishek Majumdar makes it clear where his sympathies lie in the controversy over Tibet’s status.
from Daniel Nelson on Apr 12, 2019.

‘It’s not only children’s stories that happen to children’

'Going Through' is a two-character story about migration that could also be performed as a monologue - because one of the parts is a woman who converses in sign language.
from Daniel Nelson on Apr 9, 2019.

When a brother breaks the law of the letter

'Blood Knot' is a historic play, not least because when first performed in South Africa it was said to be the first time a white and black actor had appeared together in a public performance in the country.
from Daniel Nelson on Apr 6, 2019.

Everything Must Fall as students rise up

If, as an activist says in 'Everything Must Fall', “protest must be seen as part of learning experience”, South African university students derived enormous benefit from their #FeesMustFall campaign.
from Daniel Nelson on Mar 21, 2019.

A question for the audience

'Do You Love This Planet?' is an ambitious attempt to dramatise a question that is currently being asked by Extinction Rebellion, the organisation that is using civil disobedience to force action on climate change.
from Daniel Nelson on Mar 18, 2019.

Heartbreaking and heartwarming: the fight for Thailand's slave trawlermen

“If you are weak, you’ll lose your mind after seeing all of this,” says a freed slave fisherman, who has seen fellow captive workers murdered, tortured, maimed, starved, whipped and beaten.
from Daniel Nelson on Mar 11, 2019.

Heart, Apocalypse and Darkness in a voyage through the Hindu Kush

'The Ridiculous Darkness' is ridiculous, has one section in total darkness – to the excitable nervousness of a few audience members the night I was there – and great fun.
from Daniel Nelson on Mar 8, 2019.