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Paul Vale

Paul Vale

Biography

Paul has been writing for The Stage since 1998 as a critic and feature writer. He is also part of The Stage's Edinburgh Fringe review team.

Recent Articles

West End in Blackpool

West End in Blackpool

As a documentary, this online production is a little thin on facts and detail, but as a tribute there’s a lot to love about the performances
Scaramouche Jones

Scaramouche Jones

Shane Richie gives a carefully curated performance for this digital production directed by Ian Talbot, though technical choices sometimes pull focus
Win free training at Razzamataz with The Stage Scholarships

Win free training at Razzamataz with The Stage Scholarships

Razzamataz prides itself on welcoming students from all backgrounds and being inclusive and welcoming. Paul Vale explains how talented children can win a year’s teaching in the performing arts
Sharon 'n' Barry Do Romeo and Juliet

Sharon 'n' Barry Do Romeo and Juliet

Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch’s funny and affectionate study of the challenges of lockdown
Win free training at Fourth Monkey with The Stage Scholarships

Win free training at Fourth Monkey with The Stage Scholarships

Fourth Monkey is offering two half-scholarships on its BA (hons) Acting degree. Founder and artistic director Steven Green tells Paul Vale about its innovative training and how the company has adapted its audition process for lockdown
The Secret Society of Leading Ladies

The Secret Society of Leading Ladies

The Barn’s interactive online concert includes impressive talent such as Jocasta Almgill, Kayla Carter and Aisha Jawando
All On Her Own

All On Her Own

Featuring a deceptively vulnerable performance from Janie Dee, Alastair Knights’ production of Terence Rattigan’s short but affecting play is a bleak choice for lockdown
Win free training at Urdang Academy with The Stage Scholarships

Win free training at Urdang Academy with The Stage Scholarships

Based in London’s Old Finsbury Town Hall, Urdang’s patrons include Arlene Phillips and casting director Pippa Ailion. Find out how you can win a place at a school that will focus on your raw talent to start you on a triple-threat career
Win free training at Cygnet Theatre with The Stage Scholarships

Win free training at Cygnet Theatre with The Stage Scholarships

This year, Cygnet Theatre, located in the picturesque and historic city of Exeter, is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Find out how you can win a full scholarship to join the foundation course that offers a hands-on approach to actor training
Win free training at Italia Conti with The Stage Scholarships

Win free training at Italia Conti with The Stage Scholarships

This year, the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, whose alumni include Pixie Lott and Layton Williams, is offering a full three-year scholarship. The Stage finds out how you can kick-start your musical theatre career
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