Entries by Carl Woodward


The Mayflower So, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang… The stage version of the iconic 1968 British film is not awful. The much-loved songs by Sherman Brothers and the sensational sets coupled with stunning special effects make for an entertaining experience. Oh, and there is a flying car. The whole thing is efficiently directed by James Brining, Simon Higlett’s design […]

Search for Meaning and the endeavour to create issue based theatre

The occasion The Bournemouth and Poole Holocaust a Memorial Day Committee hosted it’s annual Commemoration at the Bournemouth International Centre on Sunday 31 January. The committee gave me an opportunity to stage a short devised performance piece through drama workshops with students from St.Peter’s School. Given the context of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides, we […]


Masterclass Launch ‘In Your Hands’ Campaign

Masterclass want you to write your passion/profession on your hand and upload it to Facebook/Twitter/Instagram using the hashtag #InYourHands Right then. Here’s a Q&A with Josh Brown (Press and Marketing Manager at Masterclass and Theatre Royal Haymarket). To kick things off I asked Josh some questions. Josh is good at talking about Masterclass’ place in the […]

Candles lit to remember millions of Holocaust victims

  As Vice Chair of the Bournemouth and Poole Holocaust Memorial Day committee, its been a huge honor and privilege for me to contribute and co-organise the Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration.  This year, once again hundreds of people gathered at Bournemouth International Centre to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. Around 500 members of the community looked on […]

Executive Fellowships Launched

The London Theatre Consortium (LTC), in partnership with the MOBO organisation, have appointed three Executive Fellowships to address the lack of diversity at executive level in UK theatre buildings. The Fellows began this week (20 January 2016), meeting the Artistic Directors and Executive Directors / Executive Producers as they attended their first LTC meeting. The […]

Careers fairs: tried and tested | ArtsProfessional

Is there more to careers fairs than free keyrings and Haribo? Careers fairs can be excellent or they can be unforgettably bad. Most are strikingly in between. But one organisation that is fuelling the industry with talent is Theatre Craft. It’s a well-established event, focused on offstage choices with a strong emphasis on training, apprenticeships and the […]

Time to rethink #unpaidinternships

It all began with a retweet! I retweeted the tweet below by @chloenelkin. #CNC offer an internship scheme for those considering PR as a career option. If you’re interested have a look at https://t.co/JuxaGtJhUs. — Chloé Nelkin (@chloenelkin) January 4, 2016 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js I wouldn’t have shared it if I didn’t think it was a decent […]

Q&A with Harriet Usher (Theatre Craft)

She was also the project manager for Theatre Craft 2015. (The Biggest Non-Performance Careers Fair in the West End) I asked her a couple of questions HI YA! What is the purpose of Theatre Craft? The purpose of TheatreCraft is to open the industry and give careers advice to young people, ages 16 – 25 interested […]

Michael Billington: “A scheme like this is vitally important”

Billington praises Young Critic scheme Britain’s longest serving Theatre critic Michael Billington took part in the Theatre Royal Winchester’s Young Critics scheme earlier this month. Michael said: “I had a very good time at the Young Critics workshop in Winchester. More important, however, was the palpable commitment and hunger to learn of those who attended.” […]