EJ Stedman

EJ Stedman

EJ is a cultural and political correspondent, contributing to Litro, The F Word and Verbal Remedy. EJ studied at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and is a fully qualified puppeteer (yes, really). She is a keen cyclist even though she keeps falling off, and otherwise enjoys growing pansies, playing the ukulele and mainlining custard creams. EJ is also rather good at mime, which we can all agree is an underrated skill.

Theatre Review: JOAN, Ovalhouse

Brush up on your horse impression kids; Joan of Arc has come to town. Oh Joany Joan Joan. Joany McJoaningtons. I've been trying to work out how to review this show for almost a week, although I admittedly took four days off over Easter to stare into space, take a...

Theatre Review: The Hearing Trumpet, Theatre Delicatessen

Everybody had a dream. When we were kids, we all had dreams of doing something with our lives. I wanted to be a pilot; others wanted to be doctors, actors or lawyers. Some achieve their dreams. Many don't. And some people get to come home, flop on the sofa after...

Chinglish Production PhotosCredit: The Other Richard

Theatre Review: Chinglish, Park Theatre

Never have I laughed more than when reading a website of mis-translations with my brother as a teenager. Highlights included such classics as: “Tiny grass is dreaming”, “Itty Bitty Baby" and the undeniable champion, “The Loin King” (Hakuna My-groina). The well of hilarious translation errors may be well tapped on...

Theatre Review: Custody, Ovalhouse

It's tempting to write something completely unrelated for the next 500 words. Just not talk about the play at all. Maybe chat about the weather! Or Article 50! Because Custody is so good, I don't want to spoil it for you. I don't want to hype it up, or give...

Theatre Review: The Wipers Times, Arts Theatre

If you are a wobbly great BBC nerd and have an unfortunate proclivity for being star struck, the press night for a play written by a 27-year Have I Got News For You veteran is both a bounteous gift and a terrible curse. Because I am British and middle class,...

Theatre Review: Big Guns, The Yard Theatre

Oh man, I'm getting old. I used to be young and cool! I promise! I used to go to drama school and make art house movies that even I didn't actually understand! I used to go to bars in abandoned sheds and talk about incomprehensible theatre with my ironically mustachioed...

Review: Run – The Bunker

Continuing on as normal yesterday felt bizarre. I was at work near St Paul's when one of my colleagues first floated that some alleged…something, some horrible thing, might be happening outside the Houses of Parliament. It was 2:50pm. We spent the rest of the day in a contemplative blur; heads...

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