Rachel Denny

Age: 15

What do you do?
I am a year 11 student at Kettlethorpe High School.

What shows/training did you take part in at Theatre Royal Wakefield and when?
I have been a Young Writer doing reviews for plays and musicals at Theatre Royal Wakefield since 2014.

To date I have reviewed the following shows; Aliens Love Underpants, Beauty and the Beast, Cats, Cox and Box – Mrs Bouncer’s Legacy, Dick Whittington, Here Be Monsters, Jesus Christ Superstar, Oliver!, Poles Apart, Steven K Amos, The Accrington Pals and Strictly Musicals.

How did being involved with Theatre Royal Wakefield make a difference?
It has helped me improve my literacy and has given me the wonderful experience of watching amazing theatrical performances. I am doing media at school and I love writing; I hope to take this into a career in the future.

Top tip for our current participants?
Structure. The key to making a good review is structure, for it won’t only make your reviews recognisable, but it will make the layout of your review easier to follow. Also make the review interesting with lots of information about the play/musical you are reviewing, just remember not to ruin the plot.

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