Welcome

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.

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 series

Angry_squareChronicles of Narnia‘s Georgie Henley and Evening Standard Award winner Tyrone Huntley (in his non-musical debut) star in the world premiere of ANGRY, Philip Ridley‘s collection of six gender-neutral monologues exploring things that make us, well, angry. Over the course of the run at Southwark Playhouse, on Wednesdays 21 & 28 February and Monday 5 March, I’ll chair three post-show Q&As with the two stars, director Max Lindsay and other creatives and the very brilliant Philip Ridley himself.

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NEW post-show Q&A: Sun 11 March

AfterTheBall_SquareAfter their acclaimed debut with Abi Morgan’s Tiny Dynamite, Time Productions presents the world premiere of Ian Grant‘s gripping new play After the Ball, spanning sixty years from 1916. How do the scars of war affect the lives of those left behind? How do our actions reverberate down the generations? For the post-matinee discussion on Sunday 11 March, I’ll be joined by writer, director and members of the cast.

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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.

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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: Questioning the point of philosophy with The Soul of Wittgenstein company

| 0 comments What’s the point of philosophy? According to Ludwig Wittgenstein, as portrayed in Ron Elisha’s moving and thought-provoking two-hander The Soul of Wittgenstein now running at Clapham Omnibus: “It creates the illusion of knowledge. Which gives one a sense of order. Which,…

Rothschild & Sons Q&A podcast and photos: Broadway legend Sheldon Harnick on why the Jewish story must be told

| 0 comments The Jewish story must continue to be told, Sheldon Harnick told me and a packed house at London's Park Theatre after Tuesday night's performance of Rothschild & Sons, for which he wrote the lyrics to the music by late collaborator…

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,…

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 and 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…