Review: Black Training

‘Why is it that you can’t hold black people and white people to the same standards?’  ‘People only stand up for us when [racial abuse] is finally inconvenient for them.’ ‘People fear what they don’t understand…so they profile us as criminals.’ ‘They want me to get angry so that I can fit their agenda of […]

Review: Test Bed

Running at only one hour, Wrong Tree Theatre’s Test Bed–writer and director Cameron Ashplant’s Durham debut–is certainly a production which is aware of its own potential. The premise of the play is simple: protagonist ‘1386’/Dreamer (Sean Alcock) is held in a facility which ‘tests’ his dreams and enforces a bland and cyclical livelihood, until one day […]