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Ink Pellet’s book review section covers an eclectic selection of new fiction, teachers’ guides, audio books and classics.

Many of our reviews are written by teachers, so we have an expert eye on how texts will work in the classroom. We hope to create a useful archive of reviews so that you can use this as a reference. If you would like to join our panel of reviewers, please join in or email the editor Lesley.finlay@inkwellpress.co.uk We hope the section inspires you to share new fiction with your pupils or to revisit old favourites yourself

  1. THE BIG INTERVIEW: Beyond the Cart

    THE BIG INTERVIEW: Beyond the Cart  

    Having ‘retired’ from running their hugely successful company, Oily Cart, Susan Elkin caught up with Tim Webb and Dave Bennett to find out what the future now holds in store.

  2. Hamlet at Leeds Playhouse

    Hamlet at Leeds Playhouse  

    Susan Elkin chats to Amy Leach, associate director, about the casting of a female lead and ensuring a contemporary production.

  3. Relaxed Ballet

    Relaxed Ballet  

    Birmingham Royal Ballet will be offering its second relaxed performances in early 2019 – a specially adapted production of Beauty and the Beast at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton and Birmingham Hippodrome. Here, dancer Jonathan Payn describes his involvement in the planning of this special production. Please introduce yourself for us: I’m Jonathan Payn, First Soloist […]

  4. Nurturing Young Talent

    Nurturing Young Talent  

    The Lyric Hammersmith has extended its education outreach work. Susan Elkin went along to find out more.

  5. Proudly Different

    Proudly Different  

    Musical Theatre Academy, long since rebranded as TheMTA, is a tiny vocational drama college whose working methods, influence and achievements are out of all proportion to its size. Susan Elkin went to find out how.

  6. EXHIBITION: Razzle Dazzle ‘Em

    EXHIBITION: Razzle Dazzle ‘Em  

    Graham Hooper takes in a couple of shows looking at the art of distortion and its very practical application

  7. Pause for thought… Christian Knowledge

    Pause for thought… Christian Knowledge  

    Susan Elkin puts forward the case for Christian knowledge as an intrinsic part of English lessons

  8. TheatreCraft

    TheatreCraft  

    Susan Elkin visited TheatreCraft 2018, offering great advice to students looking for careers in the creative industries.

  9. Coffee Break: Roman Stefanski

    Coffee Break: Roman Stefanski  

    Director, actor and teacher Roman Stefanski specialises in work for children and has been associated with Polka Theatre since 1980. Susan Elkin caught up with him for a chat.

  10. Curious Schools

    Curious Schools  

    Susan Elkin visited a school in north London to see the National Theatre’s abridged version of The Curious Incident, touring schools nationwide, aiming to bring high quality theatre into schools to enrich teaching and learning. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is one of the National Theatre’s most successful shows of recent […]