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

Marc Small as Scrooge, Richard Davenport

A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens, adapted for the stage by Neil Duffield (Octagon Theatre Bolton at Octagon Theatre Bolton).
Reviewer: David Chadderton

Stephen Donald (Ash) and John Mackie (Jez) in Artistic Differences,

JB Shorts 18

Lindsay Williams, Jan McVerry, Dave Simpson, Diane Whitley, Trevor Suthers, Peter Kerry, James Quinn, Peter Bowker (Reallife Theatre Company at 53two).
Reviewer: David Chadderton

Shorelle Hepkin as Alice Fitzwarren, Fine Time Fontayne as Sarah Suet, Nina Shadi as Dick Whittington and Miley Rose as Tom the Cat, Joel C Fildes

Dick Whittington

Fine Time Fontayne and Kevin Shaw (Oldham Coliseum Theatre at Oldham Coliseum Theatre).
Reviewer: David Chadderton

Nick Holder (Vanya) and Jason Merrells (Astrov), Jonathan Keenan

Uncle Vanya

Anton Chekhov, a version by Andrew Upton (HOME Manchester at HOME Manchester).
Reviewer: David Chadderton

Harold Finley (John Dee) & Toyah Willcox (Queen Elizabeth I), Johan Persson

Jubilee

Adapted for the stage by Chris Goode from the original screenplay by Derek Jarman and James Whaley (Royal Exchange Theatre at Royal Exchange Theatre).
Reviewer: David Chadderton

Parliament Square,

Parliament Square

James Fritz ( Royal Exchange Theatre and Bush Theatre at Royal Exchange Theatre).
Reviewer: David Chadderton

David Birrell, Anna Wheatley, Robert Jackson, Richard Davenport

The Threepenny Opera

Bertolt Brecht in collaboration with Elisabeth Hauptmann, music by Kurt Weill, English dialogue by Robert David MacDonald, English Lyrics by Jeremy Sams (Octagon Theatre Bolton at Octagon Theatre Bolton).
Reviewer: David Chadderton

Anthony Hunt, Richard J Fletcher, Jeffrey Harmer, Matt Connor, Reece Richardson, Joel C Fildes

Up 'n' Under

John Godber (Oldham Coliseum Theatre at Oldham Coliseum Theatre).
Reviewer: David Chadderton