• the children
    Off West End Review

    The Children – Royal Court

    Lucy Kirkwood’s latest play The Children begins with a pitch black uncertainty. A roaring rumble intensifies and a bloodied-nose woman emerges from the darkness. At first it feels sinister, as if…

  • theatrecraft

    Another shining success for TheatreCraft 2016

    TheatreCraft is over for another year. Hopefully many youngsters left feeling inspired, with their heads full of theatrey dreams of working beyond the stage. Whether that be costume, props, design, marketing,…

  • dead funny
    Review West End

    Dead Funny – Vaudeville Theatre

    The Two Ronnie’s ‘Four Candles’ sketch is a regular in our house – my Dad a true advocate of ‘they don’t make’em like they used to’. He would be well placed…

  • whats in a poster

    BLOG: What’s in a poster?

    Stage sets are certainly getting slicker, more spectacular and grander (Rice-gate not included) as worlds are created and transformed in front of our eyes. They create atmospheres and are the veins…

  • dark plays

    BLOG: Dark Plays For Dark Nights

    As certain as the seasons, come November it’s dark at 4pm, the evenings are chilly and we wait until the onset of frostbite before we even contemplate turning the heating on.…

  • the nest
    Off West End Review

    The Nest – The Young Vic

    It should be the happiest time for any parent; the arrival of your first child. So full of heart-bursting love and joy but equally the terrifying realisation of providing, nurturing and protecting…

  • nymt
    Features News

    ENCORE: 40 Years of the NYMT

    To celebrate 40 years of the National Youth Music Theatre, the Adelphi fizzed with 200 starlets for a sparkling gala performance. The glittering evening took place on Sunday and featured performances…