Helen Brown

North East Reviewer

Helen Brown's first job in the theatre was in her home town of Ulverston where she worked as an Administrator for Renaissance Theatre Trust. Next, a move to County Durham found her in charge of administration and marketing for Durham Theatre Company in Darlington. It was there in 1985 that she began reviewing theatre for The Northern Echo.

She also worked for Middlesbrough Theatre, Cleveland Theatre Company and was responsible for organising The Bowes Museum Centenary events, all 100 of them, in 1992. Helen is also the founder member of the hugely popular amateur out-door company, The Castle Players, in Barnard Castle which she set up in 1986.

Helen began reviewing for The British Theatre Guide in 2010, whilst still continuing to review and write features as a freelance writer for The Northern Echo in Darlington.

Latest reviews

James McLean (Douglas Fairpants) & Emily Essery (Snow White), Dave Cooil from Right Click Studios

Snow White

Clare Allen (Georgian Theatre Royal at The Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond, North Yorkshire).
Reviewer: Helen Brown

Eve Robertson as Mavis Sparkle, Lewis Wileman

Mavis Sparkle

Gilly Baskeyfield and Dot Wood (M6 Theatre Company at The Witham, Barnard Castle).
Reviewer: Helen Brown

Ashley Christmas as Grace Ashcroft and Mark Cronfield as Harry Mockler,

The Wish House

Nobby Dimon (North Country Theatre at The Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond).
Reviewer: Helen Brown

Beryl,

Beryl

Maxine Peake (West Yorkshire Playhouse at The Witham, Barnard Castle).
Reviewer: Helen Brown

Emma Pallant as Beatrice and Robert Pickavance as Leonato, Helena Miscioscia

Much Ado About Nothing

William Shakespeare (Globe Touring at Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond).
Reviewer: Helen Brown

Millhouse Grinder (Claire-Marie Seddon) and Puss (Jake England-Johns),

Puss in Boots

Tony Lidington (Georgian Theatre Royal at Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond, North Yorkshire).
Reviewer: Helen Brown

John Gorick as Oscar Wilde and Rupert Mason as Edward Carson,

The Trials of Oscar Wilde

Merlin Holland and John O’Connor (John O’Connor at Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond, North Yorkshire).
Reviewer: Helen Brown

Mark Cronfield and William Vasey, Beki Harrison

A Month in the Country

Adapted from the novel by J. L Carr and directed by Nobby Dimon (North Country Theatre at Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond, N. Yorkshire).
Reviewer: Helen Brown

Jake England-Johns as Buttons and Claire-Marie Seddon as Cinderella,

Cinderella

Tony Lidington (Georgian Theatre Royal at Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond).
Reviewer: Helen Brown