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 20 Jul

LV at the Barn

After The Secret Garden and One Minute, I can’t wait to get back to the Barn Theatre in Cirencester for Michael Strassen‘s take on Jim Cartwright‘s modern classic The Rise & Fall of Little Voice. I’m ready to discover for myself Sarah Louise Hughes, the Northern girl who Michael has cast straight out of drama school to play the diva-impersonating role of LV, originated onstage and screen by Jane Horrocks. Come to the Cotswolds with me on Friday 20 July to talk to director and cast.

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NEW post-show Q&A: Sat 28 Jul

TheOne-square_2018Vicky Jones‘ “savage, uncomfortably funny” Verity Bargate Award-winning three-hander The One returns to Soho Theatre with a new cast directed by artistic director Steve Marmion. Harry and Jo are up all night drawing the battle lines of their relationship with sex, violence and Wotsits. You’re invited into the world of a couple trapped in a destructive and violent cycle of love and lust. After the 75-minute matinee on Saturday 28 July, I’ll talk to the creatives and cast: Tuppence Middleton, John Hopkins and Julia Sandiford.

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NEW post-show Q&A: Mon 13 Aug

SilkRoad_aug18_squarehopscotchMeet Bruce Blakemore, a struggling young Geordie tech-head and the unlikeliest international criminal mastermind you can imagine in Silk Road (How to buy drugs online). Inspired by interviews with real online drug vendors, Alex Oates has written an urgent new piece about the freedoms and dangers of an unrestricted ‘Dark-Web’. On Monday 13 August at Trafalgar Studios, I’ll talk to Oates, director Dominic Shaw and star Josh Barrow.

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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

It Happened in Key West Q&A video and photos: But did it ACTUALLY happen? (Yes)

| 0 comments Andrew Lloyd Webber came up twice in conversation at last night's post-show for It Happened in Key West. The second pertained to the title of the show which, many years ago, when Jeremiah James was first inspired by a late-night television documentary…

Q&A video and photos: Why are we still so fascinated by these Sirens of the Silver Screen?

| 0 comments If you had to choose just three Hollywood legends to build a theatre show around, who would you choose? For Sirens of the Silver Screen, Beth Burrows selected Judy Garland, Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe. At last night's post-show discussion at…

Pressure Q&A video and photos: How did David Haig come to write and star in a play about unsung Scottish hero and weatherman James Stagg?

| 0 comments If you'd never heard of the James Stagg before David Haig's latest play Pressure, don't feel bad: neither had he. Haig was approached by director John Dove and Edinburgh's Royal Lyceum Theatre who wanted to create a play about an…

Beirut Q&A video and photos: When is an AIDS play not really about AIDS at all?

| 0 comments A warning to start: Beirut is not for the prudish. In this two-hander, Robert Rees' Torch starts the evening buck naked (doing pull-ups) and he and co-star Louisa Connolly-Burnham, as his lustily willing-to-risk-anything girlfriend Blue, spend the next 65 minutes in various…

The Yellow Wallpaper Q&A video and photos: What does a 19th-century American short story tell us about modern misogyny and mental health?

| 0 comments Audience member Jessica McClellan at the Omnibus Theatre tweeted that last night's post-show discussion for The Yellow Wallpaper was "deep AF" (I'll assume you know what the AF stands for in social media speak...). It was pretty deep, in keeping with the…

Q&A video and photos: Why has Italy largely forgotten what happened at San Domino?

| 0 comments Before the performance at Tristan Bates Theatre, the 16-strong company of San Domino entertain theatregoers in the bar with some jaunty patriotic songs, with which they lead them into the auditorium. It's somewhat akin to the chilling scene in Kander and…

Schism Q&A video and photos: Talking feminism, diversity, accessibility and toxic relationships with author-actor-activist Athena Stevens

| 0 comments Two scratch-your-head stats shared during my post-show Q&A for Schism last night at London's Park Theatre: one, less than five percent of the UK population has dated someone with a disability, and two - wait for it - only one in four…

One Minute Q&A video and photos: Who’s offended by bad language onstage and why?

| 0 comments When I first saw the Barn Theatre revival of Simon Stephens' 2003 play One Minute, the things that struck me most were, in no particular order: the ground-breaking video projection design (by PJ McEvoy, film sequences by Ben Collins), the…

Q&A podcast and photos: How has Anthony Horowitz lent his support to Mindgame revival?

| 0 comments A keen audience of Anthony Horowitz fans and super sleuthers last night at Mindgame made for a highly revealing post-show Q&A. How many set secrets did we correctly identify? And which character, plot and research twists? Warning: if you want to be…
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Q&A video and photos: Katy Brand and 3Women‘s stars on feminism and happiness

| 0 comments So much laughter at last night's post-show Q&A for Katy Brand's debut play 3Women, now running at the West End's Trafalgar Studios 2 until 9 June 2018! Brand's 80-minute comedy-drama explores what it means to be a woman in the 21st century…