Critics' Circle

Critics’ Circle gives young people aged 14 to 25 the opportunity to attend Press Nights and review Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company productions. Members receive tickets for the show, take part in a workshop and then submit a response to the play.

Applications are now open for the 2018 Autumn Term, the deadline for applications is 29th August. Please complete an application form and return to the details provided on the form.

Next Critics’ Circle

Autumn Term Dates TBC

Critics’ Circle Reviews

Responses from Critics’ Circle students for our most recent productions can be viewed by clicking on the links below:

Shebeen Reviews

A shebeen is a type of illicit bar or club where alcoholic beverages are sold illegally. Shebeen the play, is fantastic. The b...

Touched Reviews

Our critics have picked up on the immense skill of Nottinghamshire actors Aisling Loftus and Vicky McClure.

Aladdin 2016 Reviews

The Critics’ Circle enjoyed its annual ‘Panto Bonanza’ meet on Saturday 26th November, which warmed up with pass the par...

The Revenger's Tragedy Reviews

On 1st November 2016, the Critics’ Circle watched The Revenger’s Tragedy, written by Thomas Middleton in the 1600s and dir...

Darkness, Darkness Reviews

Lauren Wilson, Critics’ Circle Editor 2016 – 2017 Directed by Jack McNamara, Darkness Darkness is the second play in t...

Sleuth Reviews

Critics Circle 2016 – 17 Critics Circle allows young people to join a small group of reviewers to watch Playhouse work, get ...

Noises Off Reviews

Noises Off, has wowed Critics’ Circle, with a unanimous consensus that this is one of the best plays they have seen.

Dick Whittington Reviews

Famed for its inside jokes and familiar faces, Kenneth Alan Taylor is back directing the fantastic Dick Whittington.

The Duchess of Malfi Reviews

Thought-provoking and powerful, the latest instalment in the Nottingham Playhouse conspiracy season did not fail to impress.