As well as having the great pleasure of hosting this theatre website I have also written professionally for Sardines theatre magazine since early 2014. With a brand new issue about to hit my doormat in the next few days I will have written for eight consecutive issues.
The topics are agreeably varied and through my endeavours I get to meet some interesting theatre folk along the way. The editor Paul is very supportive of my writing and I am proud of the work I am doing for them and the chances I have developed myself and successfully proposed to the magazine.
“As one of Sardines magazine’s top journalists, Phil Lowe contributes regular well-received articles ranging from celebrity cover stories to specially compiled features such as our recent First World War Centenary special. In the magazine publishing industry, professionalism, creativity and efficiency are of paramount importance – thankfully Phil has all three in abundance.” Paul Johnson. Editor-in-Chief
Issue: 22 Cover interview with actor Warwick Davis. Feature – Sing When you’re Twinning (Lace Market Theatre theatre exchanges with two amateur theatres in Karlsruhe.)
Issue: 23 Twenty-one page feature on plays connected with WWI Centenary Issue. Plus interview with John Godber, Joe McCann and Shoban Gulati during rehearsals at Derby Theatre.
Issue:25. Cover interview with Barnum’s lead man Brian Conley.
Issue 26: Feature about tweeting in the theatre.
Issue: 27 Playwright spotlight. Interview with award winning writer Mike Kenny and his connections with Derby Theatre.
Issue: 28 Interview with David Longford about a community production of The School for Scandal celebrating 150 years of existence at Nottingham Theatre Royal.
Issue: 29 Interview with actress Rebecca Little (Panto actress) at Nottingham Playhouse.
I am currently working on two exciting writing projects for issue 30 the Spring/Summer 2016 edition.