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 We hope the section inspires you to share new fiction with your pupils or to revisit old favourites yourself

  1. Theatre: The Go-Between

    Theatre: The Go-Between  

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

  2. 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...

  3. Dance news


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

  4. 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....

  5. Drama at Inish: Finborough Theatre


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

  6. 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..

  7. 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 […]

  8. Shrek the Musical – Theatre Royal Drury Lane


    A mad-cap, loud and colourful performance, that's Shrek for you...

  9. Much Ado About Nothing – Shakespeare’s Globe

    Much Ado About Nothing – Shakespeare’s Globe  

    LESLEY FINLAY enjoys a rip-roaring night at Shakespeare's Globe...

  10. Secret Gardens

    Secret Gardens  

    JULIA PIRIE discovers a useful little gem...