Now, all LJMU English students know that they can use their student card to buy tickets to shows at the Everyman Playhouse for as little as £5. But we’re still more excited that those lovely folk at E&P are giving two free tickets to every Press Night in the new season to an LJMU English student whose review will then be featured on the theatre’s own website, in potentially the perfect, high-profile start to their reviewing career.
Shauna Hughes, a first year single honours student, wrote a great review of an earlier show, The Star, at the start of the year – its director was so impressed, he tweeted about it!
Jade Dowie is a final year single hours student, and her review of Fiddler on the Roof is now up on the E&P site. Jade said, ‘I’m a huge theatre lover and the Everyman is one of my favourite venues so I was very excited to be given the opportunity to review Fiddler on the Roof, the first play by their new repertory company. I was a little nervous, as this was my first reviewing experience, but the play was wonderful and everyone’s feedback has been really lovely. It has given me a huge confidence boost in regards to my writing and I highly recommend applying for these types of opportunities when they arise.’
If you’re an LJMU student studying English who’s interested in reviewing at one of the season’s remaining four Press Nights, please email Rebecca Bailey to let her know.