I am a theatre academic, currently based at the Department of Drama and Theatre Arts, University of Birmingham. In September 2016 I shall take up my new post as Associate Professor of Theatre at the University of Reading.
I write about plays that excite me through their form and content and playwrights who work to challenge the relationship between the two. I’m mainly interested in modern and contemporary British, European and American theatre (especially in its intersections with sociology, philosophy, politics and science), as well as adaptation and translation, and my work focuses on the different ways we interact with performance as spectators and critics.
I’ve published articles, book chapters and reviews and I regularly present my work in UK and European theatre conferences, while I’ve also organised such research events. My books The Plays of Martin Crimp: Making Theatre Strange and Contemporary British Theatre: Breaking New Ground are out now by Palgrave Macmillan. I co-edit Palgrave Macmillan’s new Adaptation in Theatre and Performance series. My next monograph, Social and Political Theatre in 21st Century Britain: Staging Crisis will be published in the Methuen Drama Engage series. You can find more information on my existing publications in the relevant section of this website.
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