Subtle spookiness abounds in Sarah Maria Griffin’s enthralling new novel Other Words for Smoke, featuring suburban tarot readings and two teenage protagonists who will fascinate young people and grown-ups alike, writes Anna Carey
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Mark Doherty’s 2004 play Trad charts the emotional and physical journey that a dying father and his ageing son take in a bid to secure the family’s future: that their name lives on.
‘I think the reason I get on well with porn people is that I’m not dissimilar to them. They’re creative people and they’re on the outside, and I’ve always felt like an outsider’
From psychology-driven books, TV documentaries and screenplays to his recent podcasts investigating the adult film industry, Jon Ronson’s career is nothing if not varied. But one common thread is his holding a light up to people on the fringes.
Using puppetry and song, directors Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris achieve an epic theatrical transformation of Michael Morpurgo’s affecting story, which revolves around a young man, Albert (Scott Miller), and his horse, Joey