5 Things You May Not Know About The Luddites

Luddites. Be honest. What comes to mind when you read that word? Backwards, parochial sillies from the Days of Yore who smashed up machinery because they couldn’t handle the inevitable march of progress? Or maybe you think of the modern application of the term, the sort of faux-lo-fi hippies who complain “Gosh, GPS means no-one […]

Here’s What You Could’ve Won #3: An Airship Fleet

[Part of the Here’s What You Could Have Won series, where I take issues from the news and make whimsical fag-packet calculations of things that the £205 billion due to be spent on replacing the Trident programme of nuclear submarines could buy, in preparation for the tour of my show Nuketown] Guys. Bear with me. […]

16 The Monte Rosa, Part 2

“The stars in the sky and the stars on earth greet each other” The second in a fortnightly four-parter about beauty, legacy and competitive town planning from the Nuketown universe. Part 2: Sophia sends Max on an errand. SEE NUKETOWN ON TOUR: Tour Dates Subscribe to FTF on itunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fake-town-fables/id1114881723?mt=2  

15 The Monte Rosa, Part 1

“Engage the masses in a great task, which fulfils everybody, from the humblest to the foremost” The first in a fortnightly four-parter about beauty, legacy and competitive town planning from the Nuketown universe. Part 1: a town planner and decathelete meet in unlikely circumstances. SEE NUKETOWN ON TOUR: Tour Dates Subscribe to FTF on itunes […]

On Theatre, Socialism and Projectile Vomiting (Meet The Humans #5, feat. Christina Poulton)

 [Part of Meet The Humans, a series of blogs investigating how artists and programmers in the theatre industry can talk to each other without anyone screaming or crying. Supported by Unlimited. Christina’s views are her own, and not necessarily those of Strike A Light] 1 “The world is a raft sailing through space with, potentially, […]

Here’s What You Could Have Won #2: Nationalising Facebook

[Part of the Here’s What You Could Have Won series, where I take issues from the news and make whimsical fag-packet calculations of things that the £205 billion due to be spent on replacing the Trident programme of nuclear submarines could buy, in preparation for the tour of my show Nuketown] Ah Facebook. Where else […]