On the 3rd of July, 12 Young Critics from across Ireland and the UK will descend upon Birmingham for the THE WORLD FESTIVAL OF THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES.
In the run up to to the Festival we will be profiling the Young Critics who will participating at On the Edge
Joe and Ellie are our two English Young Critics. They come to the programme through their association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
My name is Joe Trickey, I am 21 and recently graduated from the University of Derby, studying Theatre Studies and Education Studies. I have always been a massive fan of theatre ever since I began dancing at age 7, performing ever since. I regularly attend and practice theatre, however also enjoy sports and cooking. I am a current theatre practitioner, I am currently the Youth Theatre Assistant at Derby Theatre, assisting directing on our up and coming main house show, I enjoy engaging with young people to help develop and build their skills on a regular basis. I am expecting an interesting week for the On The Edge Festival with Young Critics, I’m a little apprehensive but also excited by the challenges that it may present.
I’m Ellie Woolman- I have just finished studying my A- Levels at Devonport High School for Girls in Plymouth. I’ve been a theatre fan for as long as I can remember; My interest especially lies in musical theatre. I started blogging four years ago and I have collaborated with Theatre Royal Plymouth to create content ever since, including reviewing shows, going backstage, interviewing cast and crew. I was selected to act as a ‘Young Rep’ for the theatre where I meet regularly with a group to help make the theatre more ‘young people- friendly’. I am looking forward to studying Music, Theatre and Entertainment Management when I start university in September. I’m really looking forward to the Young Critics week so I can meet like- minded young critics, learn new critical analysis skills as well as experience a wide range of new theatre.
Come join Young Critics On The Edge at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on July 7th in the Parkside Building, Lecture Theatre from 5-6.30 to hear the Young Critics critical responses to several productions from On The Edge .
Young Critics On The Edge is a collaboration between Barnstorm Theatre Company,NAYD (National Association for Youth Drama) Ireland and Mess Up The Mess, Get the Chance (Wales) in conjunction with the Symposium strand of the ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering for 2016.