My Theatre Mates are your Theatre Mates. But who are we exactly? Here’s a little more about everyone who has contributed to the site so far. If you click on each Mate’s full name title in their author’s box, you can see all of his or her contributions to date.
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Founded in January 2011 and produced by T R P Watson, the (still) As Yet Unnamed London Theatre Podcast is recorded every Sunday and released the following week. Regular AYULTP talking heads include My Theatre Mate Johnny Fox, as well as Gareth James, Rev Stan and Phil from West End Whingers.
Watson explains: “The contributors to the podcast are mainly bloggers because I prefer things to be mostly ‘from the audience perspective’. I am happy to do (and have done a few) interviews and would do more but I don’t want to be too much of an insider.” For the full AYULTP archive, visit ayu-londontheatre.org.
Katharine is a circus writer based in the Midlands, a handy travel hub for getting out and about to new and smaller-scale work. From a background as a performer, theatre-maker and circus volunteer, Katharine took part in the EU-funded ‘Unpack the Arts’ circus residency, set up The Circus Diaries website, and now dedicates herself to sharing the intricacies of circus art with the world.
She says: “Circus is an area of performing arts where few people have the vocabulary and understanding to write balanced critical appraisal. This tends to result in wishy-washy ‘reviews’ that all sound the same and say very little about the relative quality of the show.
“As the circus arts grow in popularity and engagement across the UK, it’s important for critical voices to reflect this to increasingly discerning audiences. That’s where I come in.”
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