Gusi International Peace Prize 2022
Still pinching myself after an unbelievable week in the Philippines, where I was honoured to be one of the awardees of the Gusi International Peace Prize, 2022. The highlight, as always, was new friendships with a wonderful group of people. Many of the laureates are leading world advocates for happiness and positivity, which is a…
Review of RIPE
22 SEPTEMBER 2017 JUDITH GREENAWAY It’s true. I do sometimes overthink stuff. Particularly about performance and theatre and the purpose and the possibilities and the methods and the …. you know. But since the death of Sir Peter Hall I have been craving words. Just words. Linguistic simplicity chosen with care and expressed without accessories. Not…
Gross und Klein
A year after the event might seem like a long time to some people, but who cares about them? I loved this play; still think about it. Lotte wandering the stage; lonely, alone; talking, talking, talking – to us, to herself, to anyone who’ll listen. We took the whole family to this one, which is…
Take your love to Belvoir
From the book by Ruby Langford GinibiAdapted by Eamon Flack & Leah Purcell Director Leah Purcell I saw this production on Friday night the 28th Dec and I’m still thinking about it now. In my journal, which this is, that’s a sign of a great piece of theatre. I just have complete and utter praise for the performance, adaptation and spirit…
Overpriced shoes from overseas
When you’re a teenager you get a job babysitting the neighbour’s kids so you can earn your own money so you can go online and order shoes like this that your mother won’t buy for you, apparently.
The Horden and I saw “Terminus” on Monday night by Mark O’Rowe with Declan Conlon, Olwen Fouéré and Catherine Walker. T’was the Abbey Theatre /Amharclann Na Mainistreach production at the Sydney Theatre Company. I wasn’t sure if The Horden was enjoying it. I did notice he was sitting forward on his seat quite a bit with an intent expression but I needn’t…
Here is another book I read while writing SCOUT. There was one letter in particular that influenced one of the characters in SCOUT. It was written by Richard Bowler on 1 January 1841 to his brother John in Brill. Richard Bowler was transported from Brill in Buckinghamshire to Tasmania at the age of 16 or…
Having read this book was enough for me to track down Eric Newby’s other books and meet his wife Wanda and their incredible story.
I did lots of research while writing Scout. In this photo I’m imagining myself as a steerage passenger on an old sailing ship but I’m really at the Maritime Museum, Port Adelaide, South Australia.
A memorable dinner in Paro, 2005
I love this photo and I’m so glad we had it taken as a memento of a wonderful dinner in Paro. A few years ago now but the memory is strong. This photo is from my first literature residency in Bhutan in 2005.