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 26 July

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After two hit runs at Jermyn Street Theatre, Lee Tannen‘s hit play I Loved Lucy, based on his bestselling memoir about his friendship with comedy legend Lucille Ball, transfers to the West End’s Arts Theatre. Sandra Dickinson reprises her acclaimed role as Lucy opposite Broadway’s Matthew Scott making his London debut. For the post-show Q&A, I’ll be joined by Lee and the show’s stars.

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NEW post-show Q&A: Thu 27 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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NEW post-show Q&A: Mon 14 August

Page2StageWhat an honour! I’ll help open the fifth annual From Page to Stage festival of new musical writing, chairing a panel discussion with Katy Lipson, festival founder, director and prolific producer of Aria Entertainment, as part of the opening night Songwriters’ Showcase concert in the festival’s new home at The Other Palace. (Have you read what Andrew Lloyd Webber thinks of Katy’s arrival in his venue?)

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CHECK OUT MY MUSICALS WEBSITE

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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 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,…

Q&A podcast and photos: The latest in Rotterdam‘s extraordinary trans journey

| 0 comments Just 11 months after I chaired my first post-show talk for Jon Brittain's Rotterdam - then at Trafalgar Studios for its West End premiere - and so much has changed. The play went on to win an Olivier Award and…

Q&A podcast and photos: Talking prison lessons with Held‘s writer, director and stars

| 0 comments What's the most important lesson in a prison 'education'? HELD is a hard-hitting new British prison drama exploring the broken lives of five inmates, including two young offenders (both played by Jack Brett Anderson) incarcerated for the first time and…

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.…