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 2022 we attracted an astonishing 39,217 visitors and 52,998 views. We posted 268 posts.


  • Did you know that East Midlands Theatre is run on a voluntary basis? Many hours goes into creating the best content for our followers. Would you like to aid our work with a donation? Then please use the PayPal donate button below. Many thanks.





“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.


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.

Phil Lowe also writes regular reviews for What’s On Stage.

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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.

East Midlands Theatre Facebook

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 phillming@aol.com Please enjoy reading our promotional posts and reviews and feel free to comment.

We now have eight excellent reviewers at East Midlands Theatre.


6 thoughts on “Welcome to East Midlands Theatre. Click for more details.

  1. Roderic Dunnett says:

    Phil It was a pleasure to see you both briefly at The Curve the other day, and having been steered by them to your website I can only say how impressed I am by both the EMT site itself and your beautifully written, superbly well illustrated review of Scrooge. You do a great service. See you anon, hopefully. Kind regards, Roderic

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Lynne Chapman says:

      Hi, did you know that for the last 21 years The Stephen Sondheim Society has been based in Nottingham with me as The Administrator?
      I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve tried to get the Playhouse to do some Sondheim!


  2. Karen says:

    Thank you for a lovely review of A Touch of Danger, at the Theatre Royal this week. Wondering about your comment on the use of the period phone though!


    1. philiplowe says:

      Ah yes. On two or three occasions there appeared to be only two or three circulations of numbers dialled rather than the total dialling code and personal number. It may have been theatrical licence and the need for dramatic speed but just a couple of twirls of the dialling ring looked odd to my ancient eyes. Glad you liked the review. Maybe next time Dial M For Murder would be a good choice. 😂


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