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

Patrick Elue as George Gibbs and Norah Lopez Holden as Emily Webb, Stephen King

Our Town

Thornton Wilder (Royal Exchange Theatre at Royal Exchange Theatre).
Reviewer: David Chadderton

Lauryn Redding, Reece Richardson, Anthony Hunt and Richard J Fletcher, Joel C Fildes

Oh What A Lovely War

Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop, Charles Chilton, Gerry Raffles and members of the original cast (Oldham Coliseum Theatre at Oldham Coliseum Theatre).
Reviewer: David Chadderton

James Atherton (Bob), Taj Atwal (Rita) and Gemma Dobson (Sue), Richard Davenport

Rita, Sue and Bob Too

Andrea Dunbar (Octagon Theatre Bolton, Out of Joint and Royal Court Theatre at Octagon Theatre).
Reviewer: David Chadderton