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.

Have a look at these packages:

NEW post-show Q&A: Fri 16 Nov

Poster_FleaInHerEar_oct18Award-winning Irish actress Tracy Coogan stars in a new London production of George Feydeau’s outrageous 1907 French farce, A Flea in Her Ear. Raymonde Chandebise, after years of wedded bliss, begins to doubt her husband’s fidelity and, with the help of her old friend, sets out to test him. On Friday 16 November at Theatro Technis, I’ll talk to director Gavin McAlinden and the company.

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NEW post-show Q&A: Tue 20 Nov

Fanatical_400x400In a distant galaxy – the ragtag misfit crew of cargo ship Angel 8 are under the command of fearless pilot Iris Aucht. Meanwhile, at a conference centre, somewhere in England – a ragtag misfit collection of 1,000 fans gather from for the first-ever official convention of the cult TV show Angel 8. New British musical comedy Fanatical premieres at London’s Playground Theatre. On Tuesday 20 November, I’ll talk to writers Matt Board and Reina Hardy and the company.

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NEW post-show Q&A: Wed 21 Nov

DowningStreet_Honourable“What if the Brexit vote, UKIP, even the BNP & the EDL – what if all that was just the beginning?” In An Honourable Man, written by political advisor, author and former Parliamentary candidate Michael McManus, a mainstream Labour MP threatened with deselection unleashes a tide that could destroy mainstream British politics as we know it. On Tuesday 20 November, I’ll talk to McManus and political guests.

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NEW post-show Q&A: Thu 29 Nov

300x300_HotGayTimeMachine2After their blockbuster success with SIX, Marlow & Moss are back in the West End for Christmas with Hot Gay Time Machine. This riotous musical comedy cabaret, time-travelling through key moments in a gay man’s life, is performed by Toby Marlow and Zak Ghazi-Torbati, who have co-written it with director Lucy Moss. On Thursday 29 November, I’ll talk to the team about how it all came together.

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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 photos: How to Catch a Krampus and celebrate the best of British drag

| 0 comments How much do you know about the British tradition of drag? British drag artists are the "punks of performance", according to Ginger Johnson, who has written, directed, designed and performs in a show that brilliantly illustrates and celebrates this tradition. How…

The Pit & the Pendulum Q&A video and photos: Reimagining Edgar Allan Poe’s horror story with hijabs and headsets

| 0 comments Edgar Allan Poe wrote the short story The Pit & the Pendulum in 1842, inspired by the idea of a political prisoner tormented during the Spanish Inquisition. In this new version, written and directed by Christopher York for Oxford-based site-specific specialists…

Looking for Gatsby Q&A video and photos: How does F Scott Fitzgerald’s story look from Daisy’s perspective?

| 0 comments Swift but swinging! We had less than twenty minutes for last night's post-show Q&A for new musical Looking for Gatsby but - taking a leaf out of this incredible company's book - we made the most of it. It's amazing…

Yerma Q&A video and photos: What toll does the titanic title role take on an actress?

| 0 comments Federico Garcia Lorca spent three months in Cuba in 1930 - six years before he was assassinated (aged just 38) by Franco nationalists in his native Spain. He fell in love with the Caribbean island nation and it with him.…

Soldier On Q&A video and photos: Does a soldier ever really stop being a soldier?

| 0 comments Does a soldier ever stop being a soldier? "No!" shouted several from the audience at last night's post-show discussion for Soldier On at The Other Palace. The play, dubbed "The Full Military Monty", was developed and workshopped with real soldiers…

A Guide for the Homesick Q&A video and photos: How did Doctors Without Borders & homophobia inspire this new play?

| 0 comments The night after they faced the press, the team behind the European premiere production of A Guide for the Homesick faced a packed audience, most of whom stayed on to take part enthusiastically in our post-show discussion. Ken Urban's play…

The Wider Earth Q&A video and photos: Puppetry evolution & Charles Darwin at the Natural History Museum

| 0 comments The Wider Earth is billed as one of the theatre events of the year - and, on this occasion, that's no exaggeration. What a privilege for me to play a small part in helping to launch this spectacular and historic…

The Sweet Science of Bruising Q&A video and photos: Why’s now the right time for a play about Victorian female boxers?

| 0 comments This weekend, I got to enter the boxing ring at London's Southwark Playhouse to chair a post-show Q&A at Troupe Theatre's world premiere production of Joy Wilkinson's The Sweet Science of Bruising. London, 1869. Four very different Victorian women are drawn into…

Kids Play Q&A video and photos: Talking taboos and teddy bears with Glenn Chandler

| 0 comments When a show has as many twists and turns as Glenn Chandler's KIDS PLAY, there are special challenges in live-streaming and live-tweeting a post-show discussion. Last night, Chander, his London stars David Mullen and Joseph Clarke, myself and the audience at Above…

Ay, Carmela! Q&A video and photos: Do only the dead remember the Spanish Civil War?

| 0 comments How much do you know about the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)? Who fought on the side of the Republicans and who for the Nationalists? What happened to those who got caught in the middle, such as Paulino and Carmelo in…