The Place Theatre teams up with The Stage

The Stage

The Place Theatre’s Resident Reviewers’ Scheme is now partnered with two national publications, The Stage and A Younger Theatre, putting both Bedford’s cultural activity and the voices of these young writers on the map.

The winner from the Resident Reviewers’ oldest age category (17-25) will receive mentoring from The Stage and spend a day at the publication’s offices in London, learning more about the reviewing process and about the day-to-day running of activities in a busy publishing house.

Winners from the two younger categories (9-12 and 13-16) will have their reviews published in A Younger Theatre.  As with previous seasons, all reviews will be published across The Place’s social media platforms and on the Bedford Clanger blog.

Facilitator of the scheme, Elizabeth Howard said: “Teaming up with publications like The Stage and A Younger Theatre is a very important development for us at The Place.

“It builds upon the local connections we’ve already made with publications like The Clanger, and those national publications which usually focus on activity in London have a chance to reach out and showcase all of the wonderful work that happens in the regions.

“Most importantly it offers the young people of Bedford a chance to share and promote their opinions, while growing and developing within the national network of reviewers.”

Applications for reviewers are open until April 30th, and anyone aged between 9 and 25 with an interest in writing is welcome to apply. Please contact Elizabeth ( for more information.