Entries by Carl Woodward

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 […]

Edinburgh (a prologue)

Three weeks ago Mark Fisher (The Guardian) told me I should go to Edinburgh. I imagine it to be like Winchester with shabbier and more intoxicated people. Thanking you in advance, Fisher! In just 48 hours I will be taking a seat at The Underbelly to watch my first show ‘Bromance’ by BMT (Barely Methodical Troupe) *swoon* at Edinburgh Fringe […]

Young Critics Autumn Season

Theatre Royal Winchester is extending its industry-leading project into the Autumn season, due to popular demand. Workshops are led by national journalists and leading theatre critics. There are exciting opportunities to review shows at regional theatres and participants will be provided with mentoring and an opportunity for their work to be published in The Big […]

Seussical (18 and 19 July)

We did it! Some feedback… “Thank you very much for such an amazing production of Seussical! We were all so impressed, the kids did an amazing job, so thanks to you, Ryan and Rob for all your time and effort. You did a brilliant job!  “Now that I have had time to just think about […]


Reviews and responses from young critics at Winchester Hat Fair, the UK’s longest-running festival of outdoor arts, 3rd – 5th July 2015. 100% unbiased and uncensored. Read more at  youngcritics-hatfair