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Foreword – Whoosh! Another Year Has Been and Gone.
The latest from Sardines’ Editorial.


Questors, Jesters and Renegades
In the run up to the publication of his new book, Michael Coveney champions amateur theatre.



Tamara von Werthern
Nick Hern Books’ Performing Rights Manager brings more advice in her regular column.



Training Profile
Rebecca Swann speaks with Simon Trinder, founder of the Independent Centre for Acting Training.



Humbug Galore!
Susan Elkin looks at one of the most-adapted stories ever, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.



The Review: Who’s the King?
Trinity Drama Productions mounts a production of Lloyd Webber & Rice’s musical, Joseph.



Our regular round-up of news stories relevant to amateur theatremakers around the country.

Rob Brydon Pics
A selection of images from our previous cover-star, Rob Brydon’s brand-new stand-up tour.



Our annual feature brings information and advice focusing on amateur theatre’s biggest genre.

The Art of Panto




The Great British Panto Chase Off Quiz




Amateur Photo Spread




Touring Panto




Panto in Verse




The Big Producers – Qdos




P.A.N.T.O.M.I.M.E. – A Writer’s Guide




Professional Photo Spread




Panto Playwright Directory




Tessa Peake-Jones – cover story
The famous ‘Mrs Del-Boy Trotter’ speaks about touring John Cleese’s new farce, Bang Bang!.



Once is All You Need
Paul Johnson speaks to cast and creatives of the new touring production of Once the Musical.



Time to Relax
Sarah McPartlan and Robin Kelly look at Bromley Players’ decision to explore relaxed performances.



Strike Up the Band!
Our regular preview, looking at what the musical theatre industry has in store for us.



Nick Hern Books – top-10
As another year passes, Nick Hern Books lists its ten most licensed plays throughout 2019.



Plays, Books & Musicals
Our regular section where we list all the new and re-released titles for amateur performance.