Mates blogger: Susan Elkin

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Susan Elkin
Susan Elkin is a former teacher of secondary English. She has also been a very active and eclectic freelance journalist for more than 25 years. She now focuses on education, performing arts and books, and was education and training editor at The Stage newspaper 2015-2016. Susan is the author of over 40 books, mostly on education and performing arts topics, including So You Want to Work in Theatre (Nick Hern Books). In 2016, she launched her personal website
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The latest from Susan's site

Over and out – for now 22nd March 2020
Why gatherings of 500+? 15th March 2020
In praise of off-beat venues 1st March 2020
Quality should override gender 23rd February 2020
Theatre should not be funded by ice cream 16th February 2020
Carols for All? 9th February 2020
Bags of officiousness 2nd February 2020
Stop surcharging theatre tickets 26th January 2020
Keep blowing, banging and bowing 19th January 2020
When theatre evokes memories 12th January 2020
Theatre programmes: To bin or not to bin? 5th January 2020
Are you trained to act on screen? 29th December 2019
Puppetry degree, anyone? 22nd December 2019
Quotas and gestures militate against excellence 15th December 2019
More apprenticeships please 24th November 2019
Change afoot in performance training 17th November 2019
A new way of applying for drama school? 27th October 2019
Why shouldn’t student shows be reviewed? 20th October 2019
Drama training: the perils of university merger 13th October 2019
Tatty venues do not guarantee good theatre 6th October 2019
Migration and devising – new books 29th September 2019
Theatre partying all week 22nd September 2019
Reviewing Proms and other theatre 15th September 2019
Critics need info 8th September 2019
Rainbow casting without quotas 4th August 2019
Lots of writing careers in theatre 28th July 2019
Actor-musos get jobs 21st July 2019
A week of musicals 14th July 2019
Play writing books 30th June 2019
Hearing the show 16th June 2019
Suffering for art? No thanks 9th June 2019
Watching careers build up 2nd June 2019
Disability access: O Brave New World 26th May 2019
Texts of new plays 19th May 2019

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