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

Kayleigh Hawkins, Lucy Ridges

Herding Cats

Lucinda Coxon (Play With Fire Productions at Hope Mill Theatre).
Reviewer: David Chadderton

The cast of Hard Times, Joel C Fildes

Hard Times

Charles Dickens, adapted by Stephen Jeffreys (Oldham Coliseum Theatre at Oldham Coliseum Theatre).
Reviewer: David Chadderton

Amy Drake in Keep Breathing,

JB Shorts 17

Helen Farrall, James Quinn, Aileen Quinn, Peter Kerry, Ian Kershaw, Nick Ahad, Dave Simpson, Diane Whitley (Reallife Theatre Company at 53two).
Reviewer: David Chadderton

Louise Jameson, Cathy Tyson, Souad Faress, Janet Henfrey and Denise Black, Richard Davenport

Winter Hill

Timberlake Wertenbaker (Octagon Theatre Bolton at Octagon Theatre).
Reviewer: David Chadderton

Lowri Izzard, Richard Lakos

I Capture the Castle

Based on the novel by Dodie Smith, book and lyrics by Teresa Howard, music by Steven Edis (Octagon Theatre Bolton, Watford Palace Theatre & Kevin Wallace Limited at Octagon Theatre).
Reviewer: David Chadderton

Rhodri Meilir and Alexandria Riley, in rehearsal,

How My Light Is Spent

Alan Harris (Royal Exchange Theatre, Sherman Theatre, Theatre by the Lake at Royal Exchange Theatre).
Reviewer: David Chadderton

Simon Armstrong (Sir Toby Belch), Jonathan Keenan

Twelfth Night

William Shakespeare (Royal Exchange Theatre at Royal Exchange Theatre).
Reviewer: David Chadderton

The cast of Spring and Port Wine, Joel C Fildes

Spring and Port Wine

Bill Naughton (Oldham Coliseum Theatre at Oldham Coliseum Theatre).
Reviewer: David Chadderton

Michael Peavoy and Phoebe Pryce, Richard Davenport

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Adapted by Deborah McAndrew from the novel by Anne Brontë (Octagon Theatre Bolton and York Theatre Royal at Octagon Theatre).
Reviewer: David Chadderton

The Commitments, Johan Persson

The Commitments

Roddy Doyle (Phil McIntyre Entertainments Limited at Palace Theatre).
Reviewer: David Chadderton