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Quote • LYN GARDNER • Audiences

There is an undoubted pleasure in watching a classic play unfold to an unknowing audience. I once saw Hedda Gabler in a regional theatre where it was clear from the gasps that most of the audience had no idea that she – spoiler alert – kills herself. 20 more words


It’s official: Lyn Gardner has scrambled my brain. I’m not complaining about The Guardian’s theatre critic. In fact, I want to use this blog to thank her for freeing up the arts reviewer within me. 145 more words

The Ghastly McNastys and the Lost Treasure of Little Snoring

by Lyn Gardner

Review by Lina

The book is about a pair of pirate twins called Grisly and Gruesome McNasty. They love treasure as much as they hate children and dentists. 210 more words

Book Review

Lyn Gardner Announced as Ambassador for TheatreCraft 2017

Theatrecraft, London’s largest free careers event for people seeking careers off-stage in theatre, has recently announced that their 2017 Ambassador will be renowned theatre journalist and critic Lyn Gardner. 472 more words


Siding with the underdogs

In a recent blog post on The Stage, Lyn Gardner argued that community theatre might not be glamorous, but it changes lives. I’m reluctant to lump community theatre, theatre for young audiences, and amateur theatre together, as Lyn Gardner does, but I do see why she groups them together, and I recognise that she is tapping into a very delicate matter. 519 more words


Born Out of Wedlock by Lyn Gardner

Oh. My. God. This is the most over the top, and loooooooong saga of a book and not worth your time. So many absurd twists and turns, it’s obviously meant to be an epic saga, but why? 117 more words

Lesbian Romance

An Interview with Andrew Haydon...

I recently interviewed Andrew Haydon; freelance theatre critic behind the hugely successful (and turning 10 years old!) blog: Postcards from the Gods. He had some interesting opinions regarding the authority of theatre criticism, and the cessation of Lyn Gardner’s blog deal with  1,430 more words