Hot Potato was setup by Middle Child theatre company in June 2018 through their New Critics Programme to encourage critical discussion in Hull.

This desire comes from a belief that good criticism is beneficial for all and vital in order for an artistic community to thrive.

The content on this website is not a reflection of Middle Child’s views and everyone who writes for the site is free to write whatever they wish.

Thank you

We owe huge thanks to Lyn Gardner, Natasha Tripney (The Stage) and Alice Saville (Exeunt Magazine) for running workshops with our critics and sharing their skills and experience. A special thanks goes to Alice Saville, who is also editing our critics’ reviews.