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: Sat 10 June

Held-TwitterI’m returning to Tristan Bates Theatre to chair my second Q&A in less than a month, and this promises to be an important and hard-hitting discussion. Young offender Jamie is thrown into the harsh reality of an adult prison. Tina Jay‘s new play HELD explores the broken lives of five inmates and the locked chains that bind them. For the Q&A after the Saturday matinee on 10 June, I’ll talk to the writer, director Richard Elson and the three-strong cast.

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NEW post-show Q&A: Thu 30 July

TamingOfShrew-title_jul17After lively panel debates following The Caucasian Chalk Circle, ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, The Beggars’ Opera and Tamburlaine, I’m delighted to be asked to chair another post-show discussion for Lazarus Theatre. This time, the company updates Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew for today (a woman’s place in The Resistance!), and after the show at Brockley Jack Theatre, we talk misogyny and feminism onstage with a panel of experts that will include the show’s director Sara Reimers.

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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

My Waiting for God interview series: Leading man Jeffrey Holland

| 0 comments I was recently hired by the producer of Waiting for God to interview the show's stars and writer as it embarks on a major UK tour. Here's the first in a three-part series. Waiting for God continues touring until 8 July 2017.…

Q&A podcast and photos: Lessons in kindness and comedy on Fried Meat Ridge Rd.

| 0 comments I had a hunch that this would be an especially amusing post-show Q&A and the company and audience of American hillbilly comedy Out There on Fried Meat Ridge Rd., now transferred to the West End's Trafalgar Studios 2 for a…

My Waiting for God interview series: Leading lady Nichola McAuliffe

| 0 comments I was recently hired by the producer of Waiting for God to interview the show's stars and writer as it embarks on a major UK tour. Here's the first in a three-part series. Waiting for God continues touring until 8 July 2017.…

My Waiting for God interview series: Writer and creator Michael Aitkens

| 0 comments I was recently hired by the producer of Waiting for God to interview the show's stars and writer as it embarks on a major UK tour. Here's the first in a three-part series. Waiting for God continues touring until 8 July 2017.…

Q&A photos and podcast: Swinging Sixties-style with new musical Pete ‘n’ Keely

| 0 comments A string of hits, a cast of two, ‘Forever Plaid’ meets ‘I Do, I Do’. James Hindman's 2000 Off-Broadway musical two-hander Pete ‘n’ Keely gets its European premiere at Tristan Bates Theatre, where it's now runs to 20 May 2017.…

Q&A photos and podcast: Why has James Shirley’s The Cardinal been overlooked since the 17th century?

| 0 comments James Shirley's 1641 tragic masterpiece THE CARDINAL, one of the last plays staged in England before Oliver Cromwell's ban on theatre, this month receives its first major production since the 17th century. This critically lauded rediscovery is directed by Justin…

My theatre diary: Guards at the Taj, Junkyard, Waiting for God and Sea Fret

| 0 comments Here's a round-up of productions I've seen it recent weeks which I haven't already covered in Press Passes (do please dance your way as soon as you can into seeing both An American in Paris and 42nd Street in the…

Inspired by David Baddiel: My top ten most highly trolled tweets

| 0 comments As a Twitter geek, one of the things I enjoyed most about David Baddiel's latest one-man show My Family: Not the Sitcom, which is now enjoying its second West End run at the Playhouse Theatre after premiering last year at…

What if The Life characters met their peers in Guys & Dolls & 42nd Street?

| 0 comments One little postcode in New York City has been attracting a lot of stage real estate in London in recent years: the blocks around Times Square. The area is, of course, well known to theatre lovers around the globe as…

Photos, video & podcast: Creating a musical out of wartime prejudice in Miss Nightingale

| 0 comments What a great way to get the Bank Holiday weekend off with a swing. Last night, I hosted a post-show Q&A at MISS NIGHTINGALE. This original British musical is now in its sixth iteration - musicals, as Sondheim says, aren't…