I’m not looking for platitudes but…


…if I were a professional critic, whose responsibilities include the reviewing of amateur productions, some with a lot of young people in the cast who are at an impressionable stage in their lives and perhaps lacking in confidence I might think twice before criticising…

  • Their lack of confidence
  • Their stiffness
  • Their orchestra’s tempo
  • Their Orchestra’s string section’s ability
  • Their sceneshifting
  • Their queues [sic]
  • Their lead actors’ chemistry
  • Their lead actor’s (age 11) caution
  • Their sound timing
  • Their direction
  • Their choreography
  • Their lack of rehearsal
  • Their accents
  • their body language…

But I’m not a professional critic.