YLIT Reader Comments & Reviews

A selection of reviews and comments on Your Life In Theatre. Please share and offer more comments as you read this book.  Thank you

Theatre, money, art, penury, love, marketing, passion, audiences, success, failure, mistakes, lucky breaks, despair, and joy. A full artistic life has them all – Chris Grady’s book tell us what to do with them.  Making theatre that is inspiring and accessible is hard. Writing a book that is inspiring and accessible is hard. Luckily Chris Grady has done the latter so we can do the former. “

Stella Duffy / Novelist and Fun Palaces creator

 “Advice on promoting you and your art oozes out of every word”

Rachel Johnson / Choreographer and Filmmaker

 “A no-nonsense guide to the pitfalls of a difficult profession from a man who knows the business inside out; chatty, informative and intensely personal.”

Gregory Doran / Artistic Director, Royal Shakespeare Company

 “Fantastically useful reference. (A great distraction from what I’m supposed to be doing!)”

Thomas Hewitt-Jones / Composer

 “I can’t remember the last time I read a book that had so much information that I wanted – in fact, needed. It’s fantastic

Jo Fletcher-Cross / Playwright and Journalist

 “Useful, sometimes witty, sometimes rueful and always truthful new book …very constructive and positive without raising absurd, unreal expectations.”

Susan Elkin / The Stage Newspaper review October 2014

 “Chris has been there, done that and shares his experience generously….He encourages a sharing, networking approach (and gives you the tools to make this happen). “

Jackie Elliman / Legal Officer ITC review for members August 2014

 “This isn’t one of those stuffy academic books that lose you by page three. It is written with a light hand and has really good advice for the aspiring thespian. 

Nick Wakeham / Musical Theatre Review

“Been reading “Your life in theatre”…inspiring. Any theatre peeps, especially graduates should get a hold of it”

Marc Folan / Musical Theatre composer (London and New York)

I loved it, couldn’t get enough, read it in 2 days which says it all really

Nicky Raby / Actor and Personal Coach

Just finished ‘Your Life in Theatre’ by Chris Grady Inspiring, energising and strangely moving. Whether or not you work in theatre specifically I recommend it to everyone. Truly brilliant.” 

Poppy Burton-Morgan / Metta Theatre & Opera Director and Writer