The rules of theatre are always changing, creating a limitless list of genres to discover. Whether it’s an interactive outdoor production, or a proscenium arch setting encouraging the idea of the fourth wall, there’s always some form of theatre to watch. UK Blog Award winning Theatrefullstop was founded by Lucy Basaba in July 2013 with this in mind, with the hopes of covering a broad spectrum of shows within London and the UK. Four years on and Theatrefullstop have been lucky enough to cover a range a of shows in a range of prestigious venues from the Southbank Centre, to Sadler’s Wells, The National Theatre to Stratford East Theatre Royal and not to be forgotten, the world’s largest theatre festival, Edinburgh Fringe. Theatefullstop covers shows in London, Newcastle, Leeds, York, Brighton, Kent, Bristol, Cambridge and Munich-Germany. The aim is to continue to explore what is happening theatrically both nationally and internationally, and to allow for a younger generation to express their thoughts on the latest productions. The Theatrefullstop vision continually builds, having founded the Pub Theatre Festival, Theatre & Technology Awards and hosting a bi-weekly podcast on Shoreditch Radio.
July 2013: Founder Lucy Basaba finally had the courage to start up her own blog having been told by practically everyone around her to start one up. Thinking up a name for the blog was a lot easier than expected, to cut a long story short, the line “I need something that says theatre…fullstop” created a long lasting impression.
May-Dec 2014: The blog was no longer a solitary venture, and a team was born. The blog united like minded young theatre goers to write their thoughts on what was happening in the arts.
April 2015: After nearly 2 years of blogging, Theatrefullstop won the Young Person’s Award at the UK Blog Awards. This was a complete shock as the category we were in was full of talented bloggers. This was a much needed confidence boost and became the driving force to continue and create unique theatrical content.
July/December 2015: Theatrefullstop ventured in hosting events and we were lucky enough to curate an evening of diverse theatre at the Yard Theatre both in the summer and during the Christmas season.
April 2016: Theatrefullstop hosted 2 nights of theatre at the Bread and Roses Theatre, giving emerging artists the chance to showcase their works.
April 2017: The Pub Theatre Festival took over the Lion and Unicorn and Etcetera Theatre for 2 weekends.
October 2017: The Theatre & Technology Awards looks to champion the fast paced technological world we now live in. Tech is incredibly important within the theatre industry and now we look to highlight what happens behind the scenes.