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July 14, 2019 Susan Elkin

A week of musicals

 “Oh yes, I do like a musical” I told someone on Saturday. “This is my fourth this week”. It was, without doubt,...

June 30, 2019 Susan Elkin

Play writing books

I am gradually amassing quite a pile of books about writing plays. Collecting and reading them is probably a displacement/procrastination activity. One...

June 16, 2019 Susan Elkin

Hearing the show

It is, obviously, a wonderful thing for the industry to be finding ways of encouraging into its auditoria the very young, people...

June 9, 2019 Susan Elkin

Suffering for art? No thanks

It is, of course, a fashionable theatre-going requirement to admire, and feel empowered by, the scruffy “edginess” of improvised venues. I don’t....

June 2, 2019 Susan Elkin

Watching careers build up

One of the greatest pleasures of being an education journalist with a foot in the performing arts camp is meeting young actors...

May 26, 2019 Susan Elkin

Disability access: O Brave New World

As many readers will know from my weekly Alzheimer’s blog, my husband, is ill and declining fairly rapidly. His walking is very...

May 19, 2019 Susan Elkin

Texts of new plays

As a theatre critic/interested person, I really like it when the theatre programme I’m issued with is also the text of the...

May 12, 2019 Susan Elkin

Suspension of the Guildford Two

Guildford School of Acting has just axed (“not recruiting for 2019/20”) two courses: BA Hons Theatre & Performance and BA Hons Dance....

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