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Call for applications: GM Critics 2019

Greater Manchester’s producing theatres are seeking 10 participants from across the region to take part in the third year of their free theatre criticism scheme. The theatres invite applications from anyone aged 18+ with an interest in critical evaluation for the theatre. Both new and emerging writers, video and audio bloggers are encouraged to apply. No previous experience is necessary, only a love of and interest in live performance.


The scheme, which runs over a twelve-week period starting in the last week of September, will be run by professional theatre critic Catherine Love. Over those twelve weeks, you will have the opportunity to see ten pieces of theatre across Greater Manchester, sharpen your critical writing skills and hear from two professional guest speakers. You will analyse what you see, discuss it with your fellow participants and learn how to set up your own blog.


To apply all you need to do is write, film or record a short piece, (200 words / 1min) about a performance you have seen and write a paragraph about who you are and why you want to be involved (200 words).


The deadline for applications is Sunday 1 September 2019. Please send all applications to or post them to:

C/o Paula Rabbitt – Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann’s Square, Manchester, M2 7DH




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