National Editor / North West Editor
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 was a founder panellist for the Manchester Theatre Awards until it was disbanded in 2018.
He has been teaching theatre, from primary schools and youth groups up to undergraduate, for more than 25 years and has written two books on the subject: Practical Drama (2002 and 2006) and The Theatre Makers (2008), both published by Studymates. He also has a BA (hons) in Theatre Studies from Rose Bruford College an MA in scriptwriting from University of Glamorgan. He currently teaches undergraduates at Rose Bruford College and some drama workshops for Mainstream Theatre Arts.
He has written and directed scripts for young performers and young audiences, from pantomimes and dance shows to theatre-in-education programmes. Besides BTG, he has written for a number of publications and appeared as a specialist on local and national radio and TV, plus he produced and presented his own weekly theatre show on a community radio station in East Cheshire for more than three years. He is a member of the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain and the Critics’ Circle.