Blogging about theatre and performance in Greater Manchester & other places.
I’m based in central Manchester so most of the theatre and performance I see is in the Greater Manchester area. I also regularly venture further afield in the North – mainly to see shows in Leeds, Liverpool and Sheffield.
My blog’s main focus is on work that is made in Greater Manchester or premiering here. Although I enjoy seeing touring shows, I rarely review them. However that’s not a hard and fast rule!
In early 2017, I was lucky enough to get a place on a theatre criticism scheme to encourage new writers in the Greater Manchester area. The scheme was run by professional theatre critics with support from the Royal Exchange, HOME, Contact and Bolton Octagon.
The GM Critics scheme was incredibly helpful and as a result I feel much more confident about putting my views ‘out there’ through blogging. It also introduced me to a really supportive group of people who love theatre and have lots to say about it.
After a bit of a break from writing reviews during 2020 and 2021, I’m hoping to remember how to string a sentence together in 2022.
28 February 2022.