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Reviews and Awards

Below are a list of the awards that Artistic Director Kim Southey has won from previous work:

Awards:

2018 - 'Blood Brothers' LOUIS DAVIS CUP - WON - Welwyn Youth Drama Festival

2018 - 'Blood Brothers' TECHNICAL AWARD - WON - Welwyn Youth Drama Festival

2016 - 'Hood' - TECHNICAL AWARD - WON - Welwyn Youth Drama Festival

2013 - 'Dreams of Anne Frank' - TECHNICAL AWARD - NOMINATION - Welwyn Youth Drama Festival

Reviews and comments of Kim's previous works:

'The Frontier Trilogy' - co-directed by Kim at Hen and Chickens Theatre in 2018:

★★★★

"Fringe Western outshoots West End!"

"The detailed and nuanced performances from the cast were worthy of the utmost praise and this, along with some adroit staging was a credit to the admirable directors, Darren Barsby and Kim Southey."

Peter McCrohon, Remotegoat.com

'The Frontier Trilogy' - co-directed by Kim at Hen and Chickens Theatre in 2018:

"The plays boast confident direction by Darren Barsby and Kim Southey...will delight anyone looking for hot-blooded, fast-paced action, whether they are fans of the Western or not.

Alex Hayward, LondonPubTheatres.com

'Indignitas' - directed by Kim at Cockpit Theatre in 2017:

"...brilliantly directed by Kim Southey."

Jonathan Skinner, Playwright and Screenwriter.

'30 Minutes' - written and directed by Kim at Theatre N16 in 2015:

★★★★★

"Amazingly strong"

"I really liked this play."

Terry Eastham, London Theatre

Praise for youth production of 'Bugsy Malone' in 2013:

“None of these performances would have been possible without the brilliant Kim Southey. She has been absolutely perfect for leading this young group of actors…her influence will live on every time one of these talented young actors steps on to the stage.”

- Chris White, The Barn News, Barn Theatre

'Our Day Out' - directed by Kim (youth production at the Barn Theatre) in 2015:

“Kim…the director, is pushing the quality up from a merely ‘Good’ standard to a ‘Fantastic’ standard.”

“Kim Southey made such an excellent job of this.”

- Maggie Blackburn, Welwyn Hatfield Times

'Dreams of Anne Frank' - directed by Kim (youth production at the Barn Theatre) in 2013:

“A powerful and moving piece with a beautiful musical ending.”

“She’s one to watch.”

- Carol Bush, Public Relations, Welwyn Hatfield Times