I’ve been championing theatre, online and offline, for more than 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 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.

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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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NEW post-show Q&A: Thu 29 March

MissNightingale_mar18_400x400Homegrown British musical Miss Nightingale, set in London during the Second World War, gets its much-anticipated West End debut at the stylish, 180-seat theatre at the Hippodrome. After a raucous post-show during last year’s run at The Vaults, I’m delighted to reunite with creator, director and cast member Matthew Bugg and the company at their new home on Thursday 29 March to talk about this Nightingale’s continued high-flying success.


NEW post-show Q&A: Sat 21 April

TheGulf_apr18_700x700“I’m not the answer, baby.” Lovers Betty and Kendra waste away a languid summer day fishing on the Alabama Delta. Stranded on a boat together, they’re forced to confront their differences and untangle their issues. American playwright Audrey Cefaly gets her UK debut with this European premiere production of her award-winning play The Gulf. After the matinee on Saturday matinee on 21 April, I’ll talk to director Matthew Gould and the cast.


NEW post-show Q&A: Wed 25 April

Rasheeda Speaking runs at London's Trafalgar Studios from 18 April to 12 May 2018In one of Chicago’s wealthiest hospitals, a white doctor tries to remove a black receptionist by enlisting her colleague as a spy. Rasheeda Speaking, Joel Drake Johnson‘s dark comedy examining underlying racism in the workplace, gets its UK premiere care of Troupe, director Jonathan O’Boyle and a superb cast led by Elizabeth Berrington and Tanya Moodie. Writer, director and stars join me after the show at Trafalgar Studios on 25 April.


NEW post-show Q&A: Tue 8 May

Swallow_2018posterI adored Spanish playwright Guillem Clua‘s The Swallow when it had its English-language world premiere last year. I’m delighted that this heart-stoppingly moving two-hander, inspired by the 2016 terrorist attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, is returning to the Cervantes Theatre, London’s home of Spanish drama. Guillem Clua, director Paula Paz and the cast join me for this unmissable post-show Q&A on 8 May.


NEW post-show Q&A: Tue 17 May

I’m back at Trafalgar Studios for another female-led comedy, this one marking the playwriting debut for award-winning British comic Katy Brand. In 3Women, Anita Dobson, Debbie Chazen and Maisie Richardson-Sellers play three generations of women with very different perspectives on feminism and gender equality. Katy Brand, the cast and Stage Traffic’s director Michael Yale join me for this post-show Q&A on 17 May.




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.

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WATCH: My thoughts on Mary Stuart, Oranges & Elephants and other #TimesUp shows

| 0 comments It’s natural that your reactions to shows are filtered through the prism of the current social and political climate. And savvy theatres, of course, seek to judge the mood and programme accordingly. In the case of Harvey Weinstein, #MeToo, #TimesUp,…

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| 0 comments What an incredibly brave, brilliant and inspiring woman Iris Chang was. What an unimaginably horrific atrocity the Nanking Massacre was. How ashamed I am to have known next to nothing about either before INTO THE NUMBERS. Last night - thanks…

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| 0 comments I feel incredibly privileged to have been "in the room where it happens" to see the European premiere of HAMILTON last night at the West End's Victoria Palace Theatre. There is so much to love about Lin-Manuel Miranda's blockbuster hip-hop musical about one of my…