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2011 Joan Littlewood’s Theatre, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 323 pages

2010 Theatre & Nation, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 88 pages

2006 Joan Littlewood, London: Routledge, 154 pages

Edited books

2014 Theatre and National Identity: Re-Imagining Conceptions of Nation, Routledge, 227 pages

2014 European Theatre Performance Practice, 1900 to the Present (co-editor with Geoff Willcocks), Ashgate

2008 A Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Drama (co-editor with Mary Luckhurst 50% contribution), Oxford: Blackwells, 295 pages

2005 John McGrath’s Plays for England, Exeter: Exeter University Press, 340 pages

2002 Naked Thoughts That Roam About: Reflections on Theatre by John McGrath, Nick Hern Books, 259 pages

Book chapters

2013 'David Greig' in Dan Rebellato, ed. Modern British Playwriting 2000-2009, London: Bloomsbury Methuen, pp. 169-189

2008 ‘The Landscape of Contemporary Scottish Drama: Place, Politics and Identity’ in Nadine Holdsworth and Mary Luckhurst, eds. A Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Drama, Oxford: Blackwells, pp. 125-145

2007 ‘A Legacy of Violence: The Theatre of Gary Mitchell’ (co-written with Wallace McDowell 50% contribution) in Graham Saunders and Rebecca D’Monte, eds., Cool Britannia: Political Theatre in the 1990s, Basingstoke: Palgrave, pp. 176-191

2005 ‘Introduction’ in John McGrath’s Plays for England, edited by Nadine Holdsworth, Exeter: Exeter University Press, pp. 1-70

2005 ‘Joan Littlewood’ in Fifty Key Theatre Directors, edited by Shomit Mitter and Maria Shevtsova, Routledge, pp. 75-80

2005 ‘Finding the Right Places, Finding the Right Audiences’ in Freedom’s Pioneer: John McGrath’s Work in Theatre, Film and Television, edited by David Bradby and Susannah Capon, Exeter: Exeter University Press

2004 ‘Case Study: Ena Lamont Stewart’s Men Should Weep’ in Cambridge History of British Theatre Vol.III, edited by Baz Kershaw, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 228-241

1998: ‘Haven’t I Seen You Somewhere Before: Melodrama, Postmodernism and Victorian Culture’ in Varieties of Victorianism: Victorian Culture and the Postmodern Condition, edited by Gary Day, Basingstoke: Macmillan, pp. 191-205

Journal articles (all refereed)

2013 'Boys Don't Do Dance Do They?' Research in Drama Education, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 168-178

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2007 ‘Spaces to play/playing with spaces: young people, citizenship and Joan Littlewood, in Research in Drama Education, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp.293-304

2003 ‘Travelling Across Borders: Contemporary Scottish Theatre’ in Contemporary Theatre Review, Vol. 13, no.2, pp. 25-39

2003 ‘Remembering John McGrath’ in Contemporary Theatre Review, Vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 111-114

1999 ‘They’d Have Pissed on My Grave: the Arts Council and Theatre Workshop’ in New Theatre Quarterly, Vol.15, no.57, pp. 3-16

1997 ‘Good Nights Out: Finding and Activating the Audience with 7:84 (England) in New Theatre Quarterly, Vol.13, no.49, pp. 29-40

Short articles, Interviews and book reviews:

2013 Book review of National Performance: Representing Quebec from Expo 67 to Celine Dion, in, Vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 37-38

2008 Book review of Staging New Britain: Aspects of Black and South Asian British Theatre Practice and British Theatre of the 1990s: Interviews with Directors, Playwrights and Critics, in Contemporary Theatre Review, Vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 526-528

2008 ‘Interview with Lisa Goldman’, Contemporary Theatre Review, Vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 134-137

2008 Book review of Class Act: the Cultural and Political Life of Ewan MacColl in New Theatre Quarterly, Vol. 24, no. 4, p. 394

2008 Book review of Impossible Plays: Adventures with the Cottesloe Company and Taking Stock: The Theatre of Max Stafford Clark in Theatre Research International, Vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 218-219

2005 ‘Theatre Royal Stratford East: Philip Hedley and Beyond…’ in Contemporary Theatre Review, Vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 491-494

2005 Book review of The Censorship of British Drama 1900-1968 Vol. 1, in Modern Drama, Vol. 48, no. 1, pp. 204-206