Welcome to East Midlands Theatre website. You are reading this at a very exciting time in our growth as a premiere independent theatre/show promotion and reviewing site. Since the site was launched in October 2015 we have strived to offer our constantly growing legions of readers the very best in what we do critically and journalistically. In July 2018 our statistics showed us at over 80,360 total hits.
“Support for theatre outside of London from publications and across media, has fallen dramatically over the years due to funding cuts to local news organisations. Trying to promote our productions and receive intelligent and rigorous critical feedback for our work is becoming increasingly challenging as there are fewer journalists and arts editors able to cover what we do. Phil Lowe’s theatre website and support of Curve has been invaluable. Phil is an intelligent, sagacious and incredibly well-schooled reviewer who has a wide understanding of the theatre ecology. The way Phil is able to share what we are doing and bring it to a wider, more diverse audience through the East Midlands Theatre website is incredibly important.” Nikolai Foster. Artistic Director. Curve Theatre. Leicester
For more testimonials see this LINK.
Earlier this year we branched out and introduced the professional standard writing talents of theatre enthusiast Kathryn McAuley. Her brilliant reviews have given the review posts a new female perspective additional to those written by myself, EMT founder Phil Lowe.
Our reviews are continuing to be appreciated by the major theatres and theatre companies in our region and we are very often quoted on their publicity posters. Nottingham Playhouse are especially strong in this matter and it is very exciting for us to be mentioned alongside reviews by The Stage, The Guardian, The Times, Exeunt Magazine and Nottingham Post.
In mid July 2018 we launched our brand new East Midlands Theatre Facebook page which is attracting a lot of positive attention. Please click on the visual link below to discover this page and feel free to go ahead and ‘like’ it if you do.
Our Twitter presence (@EM_Theatre) also got a similar updating with a smart new Twitter logo. Click on image below to discover our popular Twitter page.
Early July I was invited over to the Grand Theatre Wolverhampton by Theatre Royal Nottingham and Nottingham Post to interview the Director of The National Theatre – Rufus Norris about his 2019 touring production of Macbeth. What an honour!
We also have an Instagram account now under the name @eastmidlandstheatre. Do check it out and ‘love’ our pictures. It is a private account but just request to befriend us through the Instagram system.
As usual any professional enquires to review or promote can be emailed to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please enjoy reading our promotional posts and reviews and feel free to comment.
Phil Lowe and Kathryn McAuley for East Midlands Theatre.