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Reviews editor Natasha Tripney presents a certificate to the winner of The Stage Critic Search 2016, Fergus Morgan

Critic Search

The Stage Critic Search is a nationwide competition to discover and promote talented writers and emerging theatre critics. The winner of the three-stage reviewing competition is awarded a cash prize and the chance to regularly review for The Stage.

There is a quote from the late, great Laurence Olivier that we often use to help promote The Stage. It goes: “The stage would...

Fergus Morgan has been named the winner of The Stage Critic Search 2016. Morgan, who represented the East of England in the competition, beat Will...

Having whittled the competition down from 280 entries, here are the grand finalists’ reviews of The Plough and the Stars at the National Theatre....

Producer, West End theatre owner, comedy awards producer and ex-performer Nica Burns speaks from experience when she says that “proper, erudite” reviews are crucial...

The Stage Critic Search has announced the three grand finalists in the 2016 competition. Fergus Morgan, Kate Wyver and Will Thomas were part of a...

Below you’ll find the reviews written by all 12 of the regional finalists in The Stage Critic Search 2016, our competition to find the nation’s...

The Stage is currently engaged in the second annual Critic Search. We've chosen the shortlist of candidates (I'm one of the judges) from 11...

The 12 finalists in The Stage Critic Search have been announced this week. In April, The Stage launched its second annual search – part of...

The Stage Critic Search 2016 has unveiled the 12 writers who have made this year’s shortlist. The list reflects the best submissions from distinct UK...
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