Reflecting on the past and looking forward

The start of the new decade surprised me, somehow it snuck up on me. Like the similarities of the two characters in the plays that we tour, and I wrote, surprised me with their similarities. It’s not surprising that the two characters of Eliza and Mary, like me, focus on the past and use it […]

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January 1, 2020

Sink unblocking

I would have loved to come up with a different title for this blog, but that’s the most apt. From July 2018 I have been engrossed in ‘The Disappearance of Eliza Grey’, finishing rewrites, applying for funding, casting it, rehearsing it, publicising it, then performing it and recovering. It’s a lot of work, and it […]

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March 14, 2019

Dreams turning to reality

After working on the Disappearance of Eliza Grey, meeting with many people and reading lots of books. The script is finished. It has gone through a few titles and even been performed once. But the most influential experience was meeting a group of people living with Dementia. I walked into the group not knowing who […]

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June 29, 2018

Busy, busy , busy

These last 6 weeks have shown the breadth of what Hazel Twig can get up to. I helped in the Storytelling tent at Cliff College festival, where whilst telling stories we offered a hospitable space for all ages. I also performed ‘Chosen’ as part of the festival, to a very responsive audience. We have been providing […]

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July 8, 2017

Autumn means new things

The summer is over, as of yesterday and Autumn begins, which means that the growing time is over, the harvest is gathered in. But often for me the Autumn means new. It seems that as the schools return the year beings again, it feels that my thoughts reset to the year ahead. And there is […]

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September 23, 2016

What a difference a week makes

I am coming to the end of my two years at Cliff and last week I was getting ready to display the practical work that had been produced for the course. The exhibition has now finished  and Iam now able to show you something  that ihave been doing. I was interested in how the ritual that […]

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May 1, 2016


It’s so exciting that ‘Chosen’ is touring and welcoming bookings,  and I am finding new topics to write on. I have a project that has been brewing for a bit, but trying to work out which group of women to focus on. It will be a modern piece but using the stories of women that either […]

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February 29, 2016

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