Riley Reviews…


The Torch Theatre has invited 12-year-old Riley Barn, who attends Milford Haven School, to become its latest reviewer.

The theatre says: “Over the next few months Riley will be visiting the shows and films he wants to see and writing a review for us which we will share on social media and publish on our website for everyone to read. And that’s all his comments, whether he likes what he sees or not.

|At the Torch we’re always keen to know what our audiences think about all the performances we deliver – our shows and movies as well as our community activities. And we’re particularly interested in young people’s perspectives, what they think about their experience of visiting the Torch and whether we show the right things.”

Riley was introduced to this opportunity by one of his teachers who had met with the Torch team. He said: “I was overjoyed to hear I was considered for this amazing chance to become a reviewer. I love movies and plays and I’ve always loved to act out parts from my favourite movie. So when I heard that I could review other people’s work I was excited to see it done professionally. I’ve been to shows at the Torch Theatre before so I know how great they can be and I’m hoping they will be just as great.”

Riley will be reviewing the Torch’s pantomime, Sleeping Beauty, as well as the new Matilda movie.

Benjamin Lloyd, executive director of the Torch, said: “We don’t want Riley to be our only reviewer. His busy life at home, at school and outside won’t allow him to come to every show here… so ideally we’d like to have a few more budding reviewers to join him. If you are aged between eight and 18 and you’d like to become a reviewer for us get in touch by emailing and tell us why you’d like to be a reviewer. You will need your parents’/guardians’ permission. We’ll give you two free tickets to each performance you review for us and during the year there maybe a few other extra perks.”

Kitty Parsons

Kitty has forgotten how long she has been here now but she loves Pembrokeshire for its beauty and it's people. She spends her time searching out stories for, swimming in the sea , drawing and painting as Snorkelfish and eating cake. She says " has been an opportunity to celebrate this beautiful county and its people. Keep the stories coming. We love to hear from you."

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