Declan Feenan, who I met when we were both on attachment at the National, is curating a Miniaturists event. The Miniaturists was set up in response to the Monsterists’ demands for a space for large-scale main-stage new writing; the Miniaturist plays are ten minutes long and performed in fringe venues. He’s asked me if I want to do one.

Stephen Sharkey set the thing up and he did asked me to do one last year but I couldn’t make the dates work. This time I’m glad to be able to say yes.


Not completely sure what I want to do yet, but I have a theatre idea with the stupid but maybe fun title That’s A Nice Hat. It is a sort of theatrical game, because it asks questions about the relationship between the theatrical representation and imagined fiction. Might be too slight, might be too po-faced, not sure. I’ll write it and see.

It’s going to be part of the Miniaturists event on 12 December 2010, 5pm and 8pm at the Arcola.