20 October 2018 - 3 November 2018


Young Critic's Scheme 2017 in conjunction with 

Kentish Gazette


Are you under 18 and interested in developing your writing skills?


In conjunction with the Kentish Gazette, each year the Festival offers a number of young people a chance to review a Festival show, supported by the Editor of the Kentish Gazette.

Your review will be published on the Festival website, the Kentish Gazette website and the Arts Award Voice website and has the potential to be published in the print news, too.



here are the 2016 Reviews


 Showstopper Brochure Image 2016

 Review of Showstopper! The Improvised Musical - written by Amber Yoofoo

 Review of Showstopper! The Improvised Musical written by Katie Hutson


Hot Potato Syncopators Lean

Review of Hot Potato Syncopators written by Molly Robjant


Them Guys Full Size

Review of Variety Soup written by Anabelle Trew


Vanity Bites Back

Review of Vanity Bites Back written by Alex Stimson


What Will Have Been III

Review of What Will Have Been written by Cleo Gravett


Police Cops Updated

Review of Police Cops written by Jacob Hando

Review of Police Cops written by Jez Parker


 The Two Of Us C Kenny Mccracker 2

Review of The Two Of Us written by Jez Parker


X And Y

Review of X&Y written by Harriet Steward


2015 Young critic reviews   


 Arabian Nights

Review of Arabian Nights by Story Pocket Theatre - written by Rory Hunter 


Rock Choir Full Ensemble

Review of East Kent Rock Choir - written by Timon Staehler



Its A Wonderful Life 2015 C Geraint Lewis     

Review of It's A Wonderful Life - written by Hannah Parry

Element In The Room







 Review of The Element in the Room - written by Amanda Cufley


And a COUPLE from 2013...


WEB Mercury Window Into The Invisible

Review of Mercury: Window on the Invisible - written by Sima Jovanovic


WEB Graffiti Classics

Review of Grafitti Classics - written by George Hillier