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 and Bloggers Bash 2019 nominated Theatre Full stop 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. Seven years on and Theatre Full Stop have been lucky enough to cover a range a of shows at a range of prestigious venues from the Southbank Centre, to Sadler’s Wells, The National Theatre to the Royal Opera House and not to be forgotten, the world’s largest theatre festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Theate Full Stop covers shows in London, Newcastle, Leeds, York, Brighton, Kent, Bristol, Cambridge and Munich-Germany and looks to expand. 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 Theatre Full Stop vision continually builds, having founded the Pub Theatre Festival, Theatre & Technology Awards and a critic’s exchange with the New Ottawa Critics.
Theatre Full Stop Timeline:
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, Theatre Full Stop 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: Theatre Full Stop 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: Theatre Full Stop 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 inaugral Theatre & Technology Awards championed the fast paced technological world we now live in at the Bush Theatre.
April 2018: The Pub Theatre Festival took over the Canal Cafe, Bread and Roses and Rose and Crown for 3 weekends.
July 2018: Grateful to celebrate our 5th birthday!
October 2018: The 2nd Theatre & Technology Awards championed the fast paced technological world we now live in at the Soho Curzon Cinema.
April 2019: The Pub Theatre Festival will take over Katzpace and The Depot Pub over for 2 weeks.