David Chadderton

Editor / north west editor

E-mail: david@britishtheatreguide.info

David Chadderton is from Manchester. He took over as BTG editor from founder Peter Lathan in 2012 after covering the north west as regional editor for a number of years. He is also a founder member of the Manchester Theatre Awards panel.

David has devised and taught youth group, school and college drama and theatre classes for more than 25 years, principally with Mainstream Theatre Arts but also at Buxton Opera House, lots of primary and secondary schools and on the distance learning degree course of leading drama school Rose Bruford College, from which he obtained his BA (hons). He also has an MA in scriptwriting from University of Glamorgan.

He has written and directed a large number of scripts, mainly for young people's theatre and theatre-in-education, and written two books, Practical Drama and The Theatre Makers, both published by Studymates. He has written for a number of theatre, scriptwriting and education publications and spoken about theatre on local and national radio and TV and had his own weekly radio show about theatre on Canalside Community Radio for more than three years.

Latest reviews

Norah Lopez Holden (Anna), Manuel Harlan

The Almighty Sometimes

Kendall Feaver (Royal Exchange Theatre at Royal Exchange Theatre).
Reviewer: David Chadderton

Kaitlin Howard as Chavalière D'Eon de Beaumont, Shay Rowan


Renny Krupinski (The Straight Acting Theatre Company at Hope Mill Theatre).
Reviewer: David Chadderton

Emily Stott and David Judge, Joel Chester Fildes

The Kitchen Sink

Tom Wells (Oldham Coliseum Theatre at Oldham Coliseum Theatre).
Reviewer: David Chadderton

Paapa Essiedu (Hamlet), Manuel Harlan


William Shakespeare (Royal Shakespeare Company at The Lowry).
Reviewer: David Chadderton

Jessica Baglow as Jane Eyre, Richard Davenport

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brontë, adaptation by Janys Chambers and Lorna French (Octagon Theatre Bolton at Octagon Theatre Bolton).
Reviewer: David Chadderton

Johanne Murdock, Anthony Robling

The Toyboy Diaries

Music & lyrics by Andy Collyer, book by Simon Warne &. Wendy Salisbury, based on the bestseller by Wendy Salisbury (Aria Entertainment and Hope Mill Theatre at Hope Mill Theatre).
Reviewer: David Chadderton

Sean Murray (Jack), John O'Dowd (Jim), Sam O'Mahony (Brendan), Natalie Radmall-Quirke (Valerie) and Louis Dempsey (Finbar), Marc Brenner

The Weir

Conor McPherson (English Touring Theatre at The Lowry).
Reviewer: David Chadderton

Tonderai Munyevu (Richard), Tyrone Huggins (Thomas), Trevor Laird (Matthew), Tristram Kenton

Black Men Walking

Testament (Eclipse Theatre Company and Royal Exchange Theatre at Royal Exchange Theatre).
Reviewer: David Chadderton

Rosie Fleeshman in Narcissist in the Mirror,

Narcissist in the Mirror

Rosie Fleeshman (In The Mirror / PUSH Festival at HOME Manchester).
Reviewer: David Chadderton