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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NEW post-show Q&A: Tue 30 January

Robert Cuccioli & Glory Crampton reprise their NYC performances in the UK premiere of Rothschild & Sons at the Park Theatre from 24 January to 17 February 2018

Here’s an unmissable one for musical lovers – the UK premiere of critically acclaimed New York hit, led by its original Broadway stars Robert Cuccioli and Glory Crampton, joined by West End favourite Gary Trainor… plus a post-show Q&A with the show’s legendary Broadway lyricist, four-time Tony Award winner Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof, She Loves Me, Fiorello!). Join me for Rothshild & Sons – which tells the remarkable story of a father, a mother and their sons who changed the world – at the Park Theatre in the new year!

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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

Q&A video and podcast: Commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Nanking massacre at Into the Numbers

| 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…

History has its eyes on us all: My joy & sorrow at Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton

| 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…

WATCH: My thoughts on Off-West End musicals Miracle On 34th Street, The Little Match Girl, The Woman in White and Barnum

| 0 comments Does this count as a vlogmas? Probably not, but here's my attempt at a theatre diary vlog in any case, which includes two Christmas shows! The emphasis is on Off-West End musicals I've seen recently, all of which have things…

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…