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: Tue 10 October

WhatShadows_sep17_400x400Enoch Powell‘s Rivers of Blood speech was the most polarising political speech of the last 50 years. Following acclaim in Birmingham, Chris Hannan‘s explosive drama What Shadows explores the effect that Powell’s controversial words about immigration affected one young daughter of a Caribbean immigrant growing up. Tony and Olivier Award winner Ian McDiarmid reprises his performance as Powell. After the performance on 10 October, I’ll talk to the company about the play and how it resonates in today’s political climate.

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NEW post-show Q&A: Thu 26 October

Fishskin Trousers runs from 17 October to 11 November 2017 at London's Park TheatreAfter an electrifying discussion with Philip Ridley at last year’s Tonight with Donny Stixx, I’m delighted to chair a new event for another critically acclaimed Metal Rabbit production: the return of Elizabeth Kuti‘s fascinating trio of interlinked monologues Fishskin Trousers. I’ll talk to the actors and creatives of this “completely absorbing” ★★★★ play after the evening performance at the Park Theatre on Thursday 26 October.

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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

Podcast and photos: Ian McDiarmid and What Shadows cast on Enoch Powell and THAT speech

| 0 comments How do we talk to those that we hate? How do we speak across the anger that divides us? Those are the opening lines in Chris Hannan's provocative new play, What Shadows - and they were also amongst the questions raised in the …

Plays diary: What Shadows, Ink, The Unknown Island, Lucy Light, The Swallow

| 0 comments I’ve had a rich few weeks for playgoing. In addition to productions I’ve already written about elsewhere – including, of those still running, Arrows and Traps’ Frankenstein at Brockley Jack and Stephen Clark’s Le Grand Mort at Trafalgar Studios 2…

Eye on the National: All the 2018 #NTNews announcements & reactions

| 0 comments If, like me, you're stuck at your desk today and can't follow the National Theatre 2018 season press briefing quite as closely as you'd like to, I've rounded up all today's key announcements and reactions for you here.

Picture this: My new neighbourhood Cervantes Theatre is a must-visit

| 0 comments Living in SE1 in London, I'm absolutely spoilt for theatres. The South Bank powerhouses of the National Theatre, Old Vic and Young Vic, Shakespeare's Globe, and, as of later this month, the new Bridge Theatre under the auspices of former…

Prometheus updated: From Frankenstein to artificial intelligence in The Test

| 0 comments It has been so fascinating to see Arrows and Traps' startlingly fresh adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, just opened at Brockley Jack Theatre, and Ian Dixon Potter's one-act drama The Test, finishing this weekend at the White Bear Theatre, in the…

Top #quotes on faith, truth & tolerance from Doubt

| 0 comments There are only a few days left to catch Che Walker's new in-the-round production of John Patrick Shanley's Doubt, which finishes at London's Southwark Playhouse this Saturday (30 September 2017). While catching up with friends last night, including the show's producer…

Photos and podcast: Remembering Stephen Clark with Julian Clary & co at Le Grand Mort

| 0 comments There was a moment I'll never forget from the Q&A I hosted after last night's performance of Stephen Clark's Le Grand Mort at Trafalgar Studios. Julian Clary, who is of course best known as a much-loved comedian and cabaret artist,…

Mrs Orwell Q&A podcast and photos: What might George Orwell have written after 1984?

| 0 comments Sales of George Orwell's 1984 surged by a staggering 9,500% after the election of Donald Trump to become Amazon's biggest seller. Orwell himself died, at the age of 46, in January 1950, just seven months after 1984 was published. What might he have written…

Q&A video and photos: Bringing Beckett’s Waiting for Godot home after 62 years

| 0 comments I had my own Godotesque moment to start last night's Waiting for Godot Q&A. The stage was bare. Where were the chairs? Was anyone bringing chairs? How long would we be waiting for chairs? Did such things as chairs exist? In…

Press Pass: Everything you need to know about Follies at the National

| 0 comments What do you need to know about Dominic Cooke's revival of Stephen Sondheim's Follies at the National Theatre? It's a great big, sumptuous, stellar hit. I was lucky enough to see a preview myself this past weekend - standing ovation…