About

Blogging about theatre and performance in Greater Manchester & other places.

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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 Liverpool, Leeds 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’ and my blog has now been active for over two years. It also introduced me to a really supportive group of people who love theatre and have lots to say about it.

For more instant (and much shorter) reactions to the theatre and performance that I see, please follow me on Twitter. Or I’m also on Facebook.

You can contact me at circlesandstalls@gmail.com

25 May 2019.

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