John Johnson

Reviewer

Writing

  • Revise Edexcel GCSE Drama Revision Guide - co-written and published by Pearson Education (2017) 
  • Edexcel A-Level Drama and Theatre Student Book - co-written and published by Pearson Education (2016)
  • A Murder at Dismal Hall—co-written for Marlow Youth Theatre, first performed at the Marlow Hall (2006)
  • The Labyrinthine—co-written/devised with company, first performed at The Venue (2006)
  • On Love and Lies—co-written/devised with company, first performed at Arcola Theatre (2004)
  • Marathon Man—written/performed by myself, first performed at North Westminster Studio (2004)
  • Mud, Mulch and Marigolds—co-written/devised with company, first performed at Kedleston Hall (2003)
  • The Poet and the Prostitute—co-written/devised with company, first performed at Uni of North London (2002)
  • The Richard and Judy Show—co-written with a small group, first performed at Old Town Hall, Herts (1997)

Reviewing (print)

  • The Independent – October 2006
  • Confluence Asian Magazine – From June 2006 to Jan 2010
  • Stratford & Newham Express – April to July 2006
  • Newham Recorder (interview and review) – March 2006

Reviewing (web sites)

  • British Theatre Guide – Sept 06 – Present
  • Stratford East web site – Jan 06 – Jan 07

Reviewing Awards

  • Stratford East Theatre Young Reviewer of the Year Award 2005
  • WHSmith Book Awards 2001 – Winner of the Travel Book Review Category

Latest reviews

Dangling,

Dangling

Abigail Hood (Southwark Playhouse).
Reviewer: John Johnson

The Play That Goes Wrong,

The Play that Goes Wrong

Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields (Mischief Theatre Company at Cardiff New Theatre).
Reviewer: John Johnson

Nofitstate Circus, Nofitstate Circus

Bianco: Turning Savage

(nofitstate circus in association with Theatr Brycheiniog at Brecon).
Reviewer: John Johnson

Science Museum Live,

Science Museum Live

(M4 Entertainment at Royal & Derngate Northampton).
Reviewer: John Johnson

An Inspector Calls, Robert Day

An Inspector Calls

JB Priestley (PW Productions at Royal & Derngate, Northampton).
Reviewer: John Johnson

Hayley Mills as Ursula and Robert Rees as Andrea, Robert Day

Ladies in Lavender

Original Screenplay by Charles Dance, Adapted by Shaun McKenna (Royal & Derngate, Northampton with Daniel Schumann and Lee Dean at Royal & Derngate, Northampton).
Reviewer: John Johnson

The finale,

Cirque Du Ciel, Shanghi

(Theatre Productions International Ltd. at Royal & Derngate, Northampton ).
Reviewer: John Johnson

Cinderella (Valeria Vorobyeva) and The Fairy Godmother (Ekaterina Murugova), Robert Workman

Cinderella on Ice

(The Russian Ice Stars / Wild Rose at Royal & Derngate).
Reviewer: John Johnson

Promo image from Mogadishu, Lyric Online

Mogadishu

Vivienne Franzman (Royal Exchange/Lyric at Royal & Derngate, Northampton).
Reviewer: John Johnson