Recommended

Some of my favourite things

These are books, films, games and experiences that show the highest levels of craftsmanship or storytelling, or that moved me in beautiful or peculiar ways.

Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture

In 2012, The Chinese Room made a name for themselves with the lovely Dear Esther, an experimental new way to tell stories in games. Now this talented team demonstrate their exceptional craft with a beautiful and elegiac story about the end of the world.

Everybody's Gone to the Rapture

The Weirdstone of Brisingamen

Alan Garner’s classic children’s adventure has enchanted generations with its tale of dark magic and ancient myth. I read it in 1982, aged 10 and was instantly hooked. Thirty-four years later, can it still capture my adult imagination?

The Weirdstone of Brisingamen

She Stoops to Conquer

Kent based Changeling Theatre perform a wonderful outdoor rendition of the classic comedy-of-manners by Oliver Goldsmith. The performance was funny, fresh and delightfully modern and encouraged me to see more from this wonderful group of actors.

She Stoops to Conquer

Stranger Things

A pitch-perfect mystery adventure set in 1980s small-town America. Influenced by early Spielberg, Stephen King and John Carpenter, this is a love-letter to all those 80s films that shaped my childhood.

Stranger Things

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

This is a dark fairy-tale for any adult that has ever been seven years old. It speaks of childhood memories, of strange events that have been forgotten for decades. Gaiman takes us on a timeless tale of the extraordinary wonder of childhood discovery, and the loss that follows in adulthood.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

My Memories of a Future Life

When injury stops Carol Lear playing piano, she believes her life as a musician is over. For those who live to make music, what is their life when the music can no longer be made?

My Memories of a Future Life