Howard Loxton

Howard Loxton is a writer, editor and critic and a Life Member of the Society  He has been responsible for the administration of the STR Theatre Book Prize since 2000 and chairs the panel of judges. He worked in the theatre as actor and stage manager in repertory and the West End before occasional journalism led to a switch into publishing as an editor with Paul Hamlyn, William Collins, Elsevier International and as Editorial Director of Jonathan Cape’s Jackdaw imprint. He is also the author of numerous books, mainly on history, natural history and theatre. He regularly reviews London theatre both in print and on line and is a member of the Critics’ Circle. He has served on the Committee for some years. Never having held an academic post, though with an MA in Modern Drama, he is a voice for those members outside academia.

Research Interests

Currently concentrating on promenade performance and its techniques. I would be interested in: Information about forthcoming performances, reports of performances from both audience and performers and critical coverage, photographs, designs, prompt scripts, topography and movement plots.


30 September 2020

Theatre Dance part of Early Dance Festival on Line 16-18 October

Howard Loxton

4 August 2019

Goodison Fellowship: open for applications

Howard Loxton

30 July 2019

A new novel about Stoker, Irving and Terry

Howard Loxton

27 July 2019

Publishers offering discounts on books

Howard Loxton

30 January 2019

Critics Circle Theatre Awards 2018

Howard Loxton