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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

Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Near faultless stage-to-screen adaptation, which has the makings of a classic movie musical
The Stage/Razzamataz Theatre Schools scholarship winners 2021

The Stage/Razzamataz Theatre Schools scholarship winners 2021

Meet The Stage Scholarships 2021 winners who will take up their places at Razzamataz Theatre Schools across the country this year – from Torbay, Newbury and Maidstone to Nottingham, Liverpool and Glasgow
Boys Cry

Boys Cry

Persuasive yet sensitive new writing exploring the myths and misconceptions surrounding masculinity
Cirque Berserk

Cirque Berserk

Highlights of Cirque Berserk’s West End circus show at London’s Garrick Theatre are a high-speed knife-throwing routine from Toni and Nikol and the Lucius Team’s Globe of Death
Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys

Lively but uninspired revival that falters despite a string of pop hits
The Stage/Urdang Academy scholarship winners 2021

The Stage/Urdang Academy scholarship winners 2021

Harmoni Edwards and Ella Tekere are this year’s winners of The Stage Scholarships 2021 in partnership with Urdang Academy. Urdang principal Lynsey McDougall and the winners speak to Paul Vale about the audition process and what to expect next
The Windsors: Endgame

The Windsors: Endgame

Harry Enfield and Tracy-Ann Oberman star in an amusing stage version of the television comedy, undermined by unsatisfying staging and weak musical numbers
Big Big Sky

Big Big Sky

Tom Wells’ latest play is an elegantly crafted, bittersweet story of loss, love and birdwatching
Bernie Dieter’s Berlin Underground

Bernie Dieter’s Berlin Underground

Slick, celebratory, Weimar-inspired cabaret that taps into people’s need to reconnect
Wonderville – Magic and Illusion

Wonderville – Magic and Illusion

Ambitious but uneven magic variety show elevated by its enthusiastic host
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