HOW TO WRITE FOR LONDONBOXOFFICE.COM
We're very interested in featuring a wide range of writing about theatre on Londonboxoffice.com and toplondontheatre.com.
At present we can not pay contributors but we are working to rectify this in the future.
Ownership of anything you write for us remains your own. We will usually promote anything you write for us via social media.
You should aim to write about 400 words.
Keep things simple, concise and lively.
1. Begin with an overview of the production and your experience of watching it.
2. Precise the plot.
This is the important bit yet it's the thing many new reviewers forget to do!!!
Also you should assume the reader has no knowledge of the play and production. Describe it to them using language someone without an insiders theatre vocabulary will understand.
3. Mention elements of the production and performances that you liked or disliked explaining why.
4. Unless the production has no redeeming features, when ever possible emphasise the positive, identifying who might enjoy the production and why.
5. Assign the show a star rating.
Your submission may appear on the site may in an edited form when deemed necessary by the editorial team.
Please format your review as follows
Review: BOAT at The London Palladium
FOUR STARS (i.e. next give the production a star rating between 1&5. We don't do half stars)
By (Your Name)
Text of review.
Titles of the show should be in bold italics with the names of songs, if applicable, non bold in italics.
The Union Theatre's revival of Irving Berlin's classic show Annie Get Your Gun is a perfect pocket sized production with a great cast and peppy little band that does full justice to the gold plated score. It includes You Can't Get A Man With A Gun, Anything You Can Do, Doin' What Comes Naturally and of course There's no Business Like Show Business
Please cut and paste your review into the body of your email to us NOT AS AN ATTACHMENT.
Please send it to the editor c/o firstname.lastname@example.org
When ever possible it would be great to have your review within 48 hours. If you think it will take you longer please let us know when we can expect it.
If you're writing for us for the first time please provide a high res peg of your face and a 50 word biog emphasising your theatre and/or theatre going background.
Nastazja Domaradzka is originally from Poland. She is the co -founder of No Offence Theatre. Nastazja enjoys all kinds of plays, from classical or contemporary drama to raw and bold, political productions. Whilst not in the theatre she spends her time thinking about making theatre.
Do not attempt to book yourself free seats to review for us, with anyone, without express permission from the editor, Phil Willmott. All ticket allocation and requests must agreed in advance.
If you'd like to write about something you've booked and attended completely independently of us we'd love to have your review even if it's something we've already covered as we believe a range of opinion is healthy and makes for interesting reading.
We are striving to create a portal for informed and intelligent writing that encourages theatre going for all.