Gemma Hirst

Journalism Graduate/ Culture Blogger/ Podcaster 

I was invited by Live Theatre to cover the Live Lab festival. 

Please note these links will take you off my portfolio. 

Live Lab Elevator Double Bill review

I’ve never really been concerned about the future holds for us human beings living on earth as I like to live in the present, but after seeing Live Lab Elevator’s Double Bill I am now slightly worried about what could happen to the human race. Experiencing two rather different pieces of theatre, they both had that same theme of the future and what humans can turn into as technological advancements grow stronger. The first of the double bill was ParkLife, presented by The Six Twenty, written by

Writing Political Theatre Panel Discussion

I don’t know about you but when I think about theatre, I automatically think about entertainment, human stories, emotions – basically how a piece of theatre makes me feel. Never how it changed my point of view or how it provoked me to improve my lifestyle or the world that I am living in. Well thanks to Live Theatre’s Writing Political Theatre Panel Discussion, presented as part of this year’s Live Lab Elevator festival, it has changed the way I think about theatre. The panel included Live Th

Introducing Gemma Hirst

As we look forward to the start of our 2017 Live Lab Elevator festival, which kicks off tonight, we’d like to introduce our festival blogger.  The lovely Gemma Hirst will be sharing her thoughts on our first event – a discussion about writing political theatre with an industry panel including writers Vinay Patel and Zoe Cooper who will be joined by our Literary Manager Gez Casey, Artistic Director Max Roberts and writer in residence Lindsay Rodden.   She will also be joining us on Wednesday 22 F