Here at thespyinthestalls.com, before the Covid situation arose, we used to review around sixty shows per month. There were alas, many more shows that we didn’t get to review as we just simply didn’t have enough reviewers.
Although things are nowhere near where they used to be, we are starting to review shows once again both online and live. As we had a few reviewers hang up their writing hats during lockdown, we are once again looking for more people to join our reviewing team.
The role is voluntary (our site doesn’t run advertising and has no income) and we are unable to pay any expenses, but you do get the chance to see a wide variety of shows on a press ticket.
We always need additional reviewers for the London area but we are also keen to hear from people anywhere in the country as we do get requests nationwide and we are slowly expanding our coverage.
We are especially interested in reviewers in the following areas where we often get show invites but don’t always have anyone free to cover them:
Brighton | Manchester | Berkshire (Windsor/Newbury/Reading) | Cambridge | Colchester | Leicester | Bristol & Bath
You need to be reliable with a passion for theatre and have good creative use of English. You may be covering shows based on your availability so you must be prepared to attend all types of production. Writing reviews can be challenging and you will need to be able to adhere to deadlines and follow our guidelines.
If you would like to apply, please contact us with:
a short bit of information about yourself and why you are interested in reviewing
your location (if London, please state which area)
your own review for a show – this should be no less than 400 words and no more than 600 – the show can be any live (or streamed) theatrical performance you have seen within the last eighteen months
reviews should be in the body of the email or as a Word attachment only – please do not send any links to websites or reviews in any other format. If the review has been previously published then please let us know where
Send the above to us at
If you know anyone else who might be interested then please do forward our details on to them.
If you would just like further information at this stage, please contact us on the same email address – Thanks!