Welcome

I’ve been championing theatre, online and offline, for nearly 20 years – and am as passionate about it as ever.

For over 16 years, I was the driving force behind the British theatre website, WhatsOnStage.com, and the WhatsOnStage Awards. I co-founded the company and oversaw its editorial content, branding and events until December 2013.

Since then, in addition to blogging and tweeting here, I’ve launched two new, media businesses: StageFaves.com is a pioneering a social media directory and fanbase-building platform for musical theatre; and MyTheatreMates.com, co-founded with fellow commentator Mark Shenton, is a portal for independent theatre journalists and bloggers, as well as home of the Also Recognised Awards.

Hire me: Off-the-shelf services

Twitter_cloudbirdI love working with organisations to promote theatre through events, content marketing and social media. I have a range of affordable, off-the-shelf services for potential clients, listed below. I am also available to provide content strategy and consultancy on larger projects, and comment on wider theatre matters. Please do get in touch if you’d like to work with me.

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CHECK OUT MY MUSICALS WEBSITE

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Stage Faves is a new concept in musical theatre community building: it also tells you full Twitter lists for every West End musical. How handy is that?!

 

Testimonials

I’ve been following you on Twitter, and I’m so glad I found you. I’m an actor who finds it hard to keep up with all the various castings, season announcements, changes of personnel at theatres… and you do all the work for me, which is BRILLIANT. Also, on actorly ‘down’ days, it’s great to be reminded that there are people who are so genuinely enthusiastic about theatre out there.
Nicola Sangster, Actor
I have enjoyed working with Terri for many years, on events around productions, as a journalist and a commentator. She is highly knowledgeable and perceptive, and a great champion of theatre.
Terri is a knowledgeable advocate for theatre in all its forms. Her enthusiasm for the medium is tireless and infectious. She has built an important bridge between the profession and the audience, and that work will continue successfully in various exciting new ways.

Recent blogs

Photos and podcast: Talking second chances and JM Barrie with Dear Brutus director and cast

| 0 comments Another fascinating rediscovery from Troupe Theatre. J.M. Barrie is best known, of course, for Peter Pan (and there are no shortage of revivals and spin-offs of that around Theatreland at the moment), but he also authored myriad novels and numerous…

Making musical history: Privates on Parade, Ordinary Days and The End of History

| 0 comments Three Off-West End musicals I've seen in the past few weeks - well, two musicals and a play with music - have served up slices of modern history to entertaining effect. The end of The End of History is nigh -…

Q&A video and photos: Talking therapy & sexual misconduct at The Secondary Victim

| 0 comments It was a packed house - including many therapy professionals - for last night's performance of Matthew Campling's new play The Secondary Victim at the Park Theatre. Which made for some very knowledgeable comments and insights at the post-show Q&A,…

Q&A video and photos: The Red Lion cast on Northern locker room talk

| 0 comments A cheeky Twitter follower (yes, I'm talking about you Johnny Fox) requested that I ask the three stars of Patrick Marber's locker room drama The Red Lion - Stephen Tompkinson, John Bowler and Dean Bone - to explain the off-side rule…

Acts of theatre resistance: Insignificance, The Lorax, Young Marx, Imagine This, Bernarda Alba

| 0 comments Understandably, as theatremakers and audiences try to make sense of our turbulent times, political plays are de rigueur - and it's not just ones written by James Graham either. And even productions that you wouldn't categorise as such, inevitably take on political…

Q&A video and photos: Talking faith vs family with The Busy World is Hushed cast

| 0 comments Can we love someone whose belief system we fundamentally disagree with? If we love someone, can we denounce what we believe just to please them? Family and faith compete in thoughtful three-hander The Busy World Is Hushed, showing both sides of a tormented…

‘A landscape of mystery’: Fishskin Trousers Q&A photos and tweets

| 0 comments How much can a landscape shape a person's identity? How much can a landscape shape a play's plot? In answer to the latter question, in the case of Elizabeth Kuti's Fishskin Trousers, the answer is certainly quite a lot. Inspired in part…

Plays diary: Heisenberg, 31 Hours, All the Little Lights

| 0 comments I can't get out of my mind the idea of touring two new, one-act plays I've seen recently - Jane Upton's All The Little Lights and Kieran Knowles' 31 Hours - as a double bill. It's something that would absolutely warrant generous…

Musicals diary: Hair, Five Guys Named Moe, Young Frankenstein

| 0 comments In the past month, two musicals have got me up on my feet and dancing all the way out to the bar. At Five Guys Named Moe, I joined a conga line at the interval after attempting to singalong Calypso-style to…

Podcast and photos: Ian McDiarmid and What Shadows cast on Enoch Powell and THAT speech

| 0 comments How do we talk to those that we hate? How do we speak across the anger that divides us? Those are the opening lines in Chris Hannan's provocative new play, What Shadows - and they were also amongst the questions raised in the …