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.

Have a look at these packages: 

NEW post-show Q&A: Wed 23 August

LateCompany-squarebannerIt was a critically acclaimed sell-out at the Finborough Theatre. Now the European premiere of award-winning Canadian playwright Jordan Tannahill‘s Late Company gets its West End debut at Trafalgar Studios 2. A middle-class couple’s lives are irrevocably changed after their teenage son is cyber-bullied for being gay. Join me and playwright Jordan Tannahill to discuss the play and issues around parenting, prejudice, politics and bullying.

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NEW post-show Q&A: Thu 31 August

Edward II runs from 22 August to 9 September 2017 at the Tristan Bates TheatreAfter last month’s fascinating feminism debate around The Taming of the Shrew, I’m back on panel-chairing duties for Lazarus Theatre on their all-new adaptation of Christopher Marlowe‘s gay epic Edward II. What can this play from 1594 tell us in 2017, as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales? I’ll discuss with Lazarus artistic director Ricky Dukes and a panel of experts.

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NEW post-show Q&A: Wed 6 September

WaitingForGodot-header_sep17-square“Nothing to be done.” Sixty-two years after its English-language premiere at London’s Arts Theatre, Samuel Beckett‘s masterpiece Waiting for Godot returns home to the same stage. This acclaimed Irish production runs for three weeks only – with 1955 seats specially priced at under £30 across the run. After the show on 6 September only, join me to contemplate the meaning of life with Vladimir, Estragon, Lucky and Pozzo.

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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

From Page to Stage Q&A podcast and photos: How is the international scene changing for new musicals?

| 0 comments Two years ago, I chaired the opening night discussion at the third annual From Page to Stage festival of new musicals founded by Aria Entertainment's Katy Lipson. The central question on that occasion was "are we doing enough to nurture new…

Musicals diary: Spoonful of Sherman, Adrian Mole, Girl from the North Country

| 0 comments Most of nights last week was devoted to just one play, Preethi Nair's Sari: The Whole Five Yards, which I'm trying to help find a future life. But I have managed a few memorable evenings over the past fortnight that…

My plays diary: Sari, Around the World in 80 Days, The Wasp, Flood

| 0 comments My plays diary this week isn't terribly varied. I'm spending most nights at the Tristan Bates Theatre, all in aid of one production: Preethi Nair's Sari: The Whole Five Yards. That said, I'll be lucky if I say the play once…

Would founder Dan Crawford approve of the King’s Head’s big move?

| 0 comments The King’s Head Theatre attracted widespread coverage this week for its announcement that it is moving out of the King’s Head pub on Upper Street in Islington, north London, its home for the past 47 years, and into a purpose-built,…

Counting Sheep and top-notch bloggers

| 0 comments I’ve had issues with sleep – or rather lack of sleep – since I was a teenager. I won’t be an insomnia bore and tell you ALL of the so-called remedies I’ve tried over the years, including several sessions with…

Q&A podcast and photos: Is Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew inherently misogynistic?

| 0 comments Is Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew inherently misogynistic? Particularly with its treatment of spirited Kate, the Shrew of the title, who is starved and mentally tormented (gaslighting long before Patrick Hamilton, Ingrid Bergman or Donald Trump: "I say it…

Q&A podcast and photos: What would Lucille Ball think of I Loved Lucy?

| 0 comments It's always a real privilege to have the playwright involved when you're chairing a post-show Q&A. But when the play is also based on the playwright's own best-selling memoir... When the memoir recounts his relationship with a legend like Lucille Ball... Well,…

Q&A photos and video: Monkeying around with nose flutes at King Kong

| 0 comments Before I attended King Kong, Daniel Clarkson's bonkers stage parody of the 1933 film classic, last week at The Vaults, I never knew there was such a thing as a nose flute. Now I will never forget! A diva nose…

Q&A podcast and photos: How new British one-man musical Superhero took flight

| 0 comments How many creatives does it take to make a one-man musical? The answer can be "quite a few". And that it is in the case of SUPERHERO, the British one-man - or rather "one-dad" - musical now receiving its world premiere at London's…

My theatre diary: West End Live, Lady Day, Hamlet and Quentin Dentin

| 0 comments My theatre week last week started and ended with musicals. My partner Peter and I rushed back from our - rather too work-filled - fortnight in Mallorca just in time for West End Live. It's incredible how much this free,…