Theatre in London’s team of volunteer reviewers is ready to see and review every show in the 2016 London Fringe before the end of the opening weekend. (By Sunday morning, in fact.) Reviews will initially be posted to each show’s comments section on the Fringe website, and they’ll all be archived here after the festival ends. They’ll also be in this week’s edition of The London Yodeller, along with their own coverage. Keep an eye on @theatreinlondon and the #ldnfringe hashtag on social media for updates during the festival.
Bob Klanac has been writing about popular culture since he was a teenager. Although a music journalist, he has also written about film and theatre over the past 40 years. The arts aside, The Klanac is also a skilled communication consultant and journalist.His favourite rock and roll album is still Exile On Main Street, a fact he claims is unlikely to change. And yeah, he loves his kids too. And apple pie and the flag.
Laurie Bursch loves theatre, even after seeing at least 450 plays over the last 10 years. When she’s not in a theatre, she’s helping spread the word about SoHo. She considers the smoke alarm a sort of oven timer.
Jay Menard is a writer by trade and by passion. He has over two decades of experience in both media (news, sports, entertainment writing) and business communications and strategy. Jay has no aspirations to act or direct, but has a history of embarrassing himself on stage for his daughter's dance school.
Shelley Carr is a kayaker/cyclist/vegetable wrangler/crazy cat lady masquerading as theatre reviewer. As an enamoured fan of the London Arts Scene, she hopes to own shoes in every colour some day.
Emma Blue is a spoken word artist, media student, and life-long theatre lover. Outside the world of Fringe, she spends her time searching for red dresses, sorting people into Hogwarts houses, and saying the word shiny too much.