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September 8, 2019 Susan Elkin

Critics need info

Let me share an, apparently unrecognised, fact of theatre life: You cannot review a show properly without the names of the creatives...

August 4, 2019 Susan Elkin

Rainbow casting without quotas

I’m an inclusivity advocate. I love colour-blind or “rainbow” casting such as you see in the current production of Oklahoma at Chichester...

July 28, 2019 Susan Elkin

Lots of writing careers in theatre

Why aren’t we telling young people about the writing and writing-related careers which drive our industry? Careers advisers working in secondary schools...

July 21, 2019 Susan Elkin

Actor-musos get jobs

My favourite young audience pieces are always those featuring actor musicians. Increasingly I am seeing actor-musos in theatre for grown ups too....

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....

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