Theatreland Paperback – 14 Sep 2015
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Having joyfully followed #HaikuReview on Twitter I am delighted to read these thoughtful, witty and incisive poems in a volume. In this unique meeting of poetry and theatre, Sophie Reynolds has brought her brilliant skill and talent to offer intelligent and passionate insights into some of our most thrilling recent theatre productions. --Vicky Featherstone, Artistic Director, Royal Court Theatre
Beautiful, insightful and intriguing. These poems conjure up many happy evenings at the theatre. --Tim Carroll, Director, RSC/Shakespeare's Globe
Sophie Reynolds eclectic UK-wide journey through contemporary Theatreland captures snapshots of memory those tastes left in the mind after the curtain falls. Her love of theatre shines through every page. --Chrys Salt, MBE. Director, Plawright, Poet
About the Author
Sophie Reynolds has been writing poetry, plays and stories from the age of six. She grew up in the Somerset countryside before moving north to study English, Writing and Performance at the University of York, and then to London to study Creative and Life Writing at Goldsmiths College, University of London. She has been widely published in magazines such as Magma, Acumen, Dreamcatcher, The Rialto and Time Out, and has contributed to a number of books including 26 Treasures (26/Unbound, 2012) and Shakespeare in 100 Objects (V&A/Nick Hern Books). In 2012 Sophie created Haiku Review, a poetry blog in which she responded to plays and theatre productions performed in London theatres and around the UK. In 2013 she was the inaugural Poet in Residence at the New Diorama Theatre in London. In 2011 Sophie wrote a new adaptation of A Doll s House for Theatre Delicatessen, which was produced with an all-female cast and enjoyed sell out runs at Theatre Delicatessen, London and at Latitude Festival. As a playwright she has also written for the V&A, Theatre 503 and Jermyn Street Theatre. Sophie lives in London and works for the Victoria and Albert Museum. She is a regular contributor to V&A Magazine, an interviewer for TheatreVoice, and an assessor for OffWestEnd.com.
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