Theatre reviews

Journalist Tim Saunders and his wife Caroline together with their children Harriett (13), Heidi (11) and Henry (8) thoroughly enjoy going to the theatre and events. It is a privilege to attend a performance and the enriching experience lasts for years to come. 

For Lord of the Rings star Sir Ian McKellen, the theatre is all about the theatregoers. He says: "Why do you act? You act for an audience. In the theatre, you're in their presence. Film stars don't know what it is to have an audience." Despite Covid it is still possible to actually go to a theatre to watch a live production if you're fortunate enough to be in Tier 1... If not youtube will be your saviour.

According to Arts Council England the arts and culture industry, which includes theatre, has grown £390m in a year and before Covid contributed £10.8bn a year to the UK economy. The organisation also reports that regular access to this sector boosts life expectancy.

Tim's reviews are published on this website as well as in newspapers and magazines.