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Play the Critic

Under the guidance of professional critics, students learn how to write reviews of live performance, to develop critical thinking and writing skills.

Students see a new production, attend a full day masterclass, write and submit a review, and receive a short personal tutorial with one of the critics back at school. 

For the full Play the Critic - Theatre programme description click here.

Suitable for KS4 or KS5 students

Cost: £200 plus £8 per ticket

Next available: Autumn 2017


For the full Play the Critic - Opera programme description click here.

Cost: £150 plus £8 per ticket

Next available: 2018

See below for an example of last year's Play the Critic leaflet.


"... provided so many positive outcomes academically, culturally and socially. An invaluable resource for students of A level Drama and Theatre Studies". Helen Everett, SFX College

Have a look at the three winning reviews from this year's Play the Critic Opera programme.

playthecritic is generously supported by The Ernest Cook Trust.

Contact Us

Mousetrap Theatre Projects
33 Shaftesbury Avenue,

Visitors: Entrance is on Rupert Street

t: 020 7632 4111
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Registered charity number 1053434

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