The Family Stage started as a personal blog charting the lives of a London based family of four. Born out of Mummy’s indecision over whether to become a theatre blogger or mummy blogger, it originally attempted to straddle the boundary between the two worlds. But with family life revolving around performing arts classes, and most of our spare time spent at the theatre, things became distinctly stagey pretty quickly. This is now very much a fully fledged theatre blog, featuring all things theatrical.
What do we cover?
We cover shows for all ages including adults. (When the munchkins are in bed, bed, Mummy and Mrs Mummy take it in turns to go to grown-up shows, ensuring that they have something to talk about besides children!) We are especially partial to musical theatre but can also be persuaded to catch a play.
When it comes to children’s theatre and family theatre we are happy to promote shows for all ages but more likely to review shows that are suitable for the munchkins. (They’re currently 10 and 11 but they will often watch shows aimed at both younger and older children.)
We mostly cover theatre in London and the South-East, although are usually up for a stagey road trip during the school holidays. We are also big fans of digital theatre, especially if it’s interactive.
We started off reviewing all the shows we saw (both with and without the munchkins) but as we started to get more requests for reviews and features, we decided only to review the shows to which we are invited.
You can still get our thoughts on all the other shows we see via our Twitter account (@stage_family). We just aren’t able to formally review them these days because apparently we have to do things like go to work and tidy the house as well as blogging! Check out our Twitter thread to keep up with what we’ve been watching this year.
If you are interested in being featured on The Family Stage or looking for a review for your show, please do get in touch via email firstname.lastname@example.org or DM us on Twitter (@stage_family). As this is currently a one woman blog, we might not always manage to feature every show on the site but we love to spread the word about theatre and are more than happy to be be tagged into promotional tweets too.
Write for Us
We’re looking for reviewers to join our team, to help us cover a wider range of shows. We’re especially interested in hearing from you if you can cover children’s theatre for ages 0-7 and/or if you’re based outside London. We don’t make any money from the blog so unfortunately we can’t pay, but we often get free reviewer tickets to shows. If you’re interested, drop us an email with a sample of your writing at email@example.com.