Entries by Carl Woodward

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.” […]

How to become a critic

How to become a critic Answer this. A critic: (A) Keeps a personal blog that includes reports of their regular trips to the theatre (B) Makes a living as a contributor to The Stage or (C) Earns a living from writing about theatre? If you answered all of the above, you’re absolutely correct. If you […]

The Solid Life of Sugar Water, Pleasance Dome

The Solid Life of Sugar Water is a story about a couple who meet at the Post Office. It is written by Jack Thorne. Best of all, the chemistry between Phil (Arthur Hughes) and Alice (Genevive Barr) radiates with exuberance. Amit Sharma’s production is a playful and passionate piece of work that is full of […]

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015 – vlogs

Vlogs  Day 1 at Edinburgh Festival with journalist Mark Fisher (The Guardian) With Jake Orr ( A Younger Theatre) 3.  I caught up with Amit Lahav (Gecko Theatre Company) in a bar at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, who’s show Institute is playing The Pleasance. 4.  Edinburgh Fringe Festival Vlog featuring Kirsty Housely, Co-director of The Encounter […]

The Encounter, Edinburgh International Conference Centre

A new Complicite show is always a special, unique thing. This one is a gift handed to us by the theatre gods. Simon McBurney’s latest one-man show for Complicite tells the tale of Loren McIntyre (a photojournalist) and is set in an Amazonian land that marries jungle life with the twenty first century to startling […]