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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. Book: Diary of an Unteenager by Pete Johnson

    Book: Diary of an Unteenager by Pete Johnson  

    Ink Pellet reviewer Edna Hobbs urges you to discover author Pete Johnson;s work through this entertaining novel...

  2. Theatre: I Have A Dream

    Theatre: I Have A Dream  

    I Have A Dream at the Polka Theatre told the story of Martin Luther King. Polka Youth Panel member Lillie Toon reviews the play for us...

  3. Theatre: The Two Gentlemen of Verona

    Theatre: The Two Gentlemen of Verona  

    Student Francesca Godfrey enjoyed a refreshing, innovative production of Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona at Northampton's Royal and Derngate Theatre...

  4. Theatre: The Go-Between

    Theatre: The Go-Between  

    David Hails enjoyed the new production of the timeless tale that is The Go-Between...

  5. Theatre: Pocket Comedy

    Theatre: Pocket Comedy  

    Propeller land another hit with their latest Pocket production. Lesley Finlay enjoyed the company's scaled down Comedy of Errors...

  6. Dance news

     

    Indulge your love of dance with this season's highlights...

  7. Guess who’s coming to dinner: Dillie Keane

    Guess who’s coming to dinner: Dillie Keane  

    Dillie Keane is a woman of many talents – a musician, songwriter, founding member of the all-female cabaret group Fascinating Aida, so one would expect her dinner party would be a blast. Here, Dillie shares her imaginary dinner party plans....

  8. Drama at Inish: Finborough Theatre

     

    Sue Wilcox cheered up a dull Monday evening with a real treat of a play....

  9. Yalla Yalla: an all-round experience of theatre and physical comedy

     

    Elena Mozzato had a great evening watching Yalla Yalla by the award-winning PanGottic Circus Theatre. Here is her review..

  10. I Have A Dream

    I Have A Dream  

    Polka Theatre in Wimbledon presents Levi David Addai’s first play for children – I Have A Dream. The play tells the story of Martin Luther King’s ground-breaking speech through Raheem, a discenchanted 21st century teenager, who ends up meeting King’s daughter Yolanda. Through conversation, the pair reach an understanding of how King changed history, and […]