Children’s Theatre Reviews is no longer active, but the site remains live as a review archive.
Children’s Theatre Reviews aims were to:
start conversations about children’s theatre;
offer good quality, intelligent criticism;
encourage attendance at children’s theatre;
support accessibility to children’s theatre; and
write about companies and productions that are often overlooked by the mainstream media
Flossie Waite, Editor
I completed an MPhil in Children’s Literature, with a thesis exploring why children’s theatre isn’t taken seriously in academia. One of the biggest reasons was a lack of literature and criticism, so in 2013 I set up Children’s Theatre Reviews to help plug that gap.
All my work since then has focused on supporting young people’s access to and participation in high-quality cultural experiences, and the artists, venues and companies that facilitate them. I co-founded Page One Theatre, who aim to throw open the doors to the theatre world for those at the beginning of their journey; edited Arts Award Voice, an online magazine created by young people, for young people interested in the arts; worked as a drama workshop assistant at Polka Theatre; volunteered at Mousetrap Theatre Projects, a charity whose mission is to increase young people’s access to the best of live theatre in London; and now work at Oily Cart overseeing the company’s communications and engagement.
I am a writer, editor, dramaturg and facilitator – I have written about theatre for young audiences both online and in print, attended TakeOff Festival as Reviewer in Residence, and co-delivered workshops as part of Little Angel Theatre’s Young Critics scheme.
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Hi Virginia, Thank you so much for getting in touch! Unfortunately I’m not visiting Scotland, but please do let me know about future productions or anything that tours to London. My email is email@example.com I hope the show goes really well x