Critics' Circle

Critics’ Circle gives young people aged 14 to 18 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.

We are now accepting new participants to the group. In order for people to be accepted into the group they must submit at least two reviews for any play or film. All submissions must be sent to participation@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk by Friday the 6th October.

Next Critics’ Circle

All My Sons Tuesday 10 October 2017 – 6pm workshop and 7pm performance

The Cherry Orchard Tuesday 7 November 2017 – 6pm workshop and 7pm performance

Critics’ Circle Reviews

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

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.