Welcome

I’ve been championing theatre, online and offline, for more than 20 years. 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.

Since 2014, in addition to my activities 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 is a portal for independent theatre journalists and bloggers.

Join me: ‘Legendary’ post-show Q&As

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Chairing post-show Q&As and panel discussions that give unmissable insights to audiences is my favourite thing to do. Upcoming events include: in the West End, Mischief Theatre’s hit comedies The Play That Goes Wrong and The Comedy About a Bank Robbery, and The Wardrobe Ensemble’s Education Education Education; new plays The Time of our Lies and Nina Simone-inspired Black Is the Color of My Voice; and new takes on classics like Oscar Wilde‘s Salome and Robert Louis Stevenson‘s Jekyll & Hyde. More events added every week.

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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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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

Salome Q&A video and photos: What would the censor have made of this regendered version of Oscar Wilde’s play?

| 0 comments After The Tempest and Lord of the Flies, my last of three post-show Q&As with Lazarus Theatre company for their 2019 season at Greenwich Theatre was last night to their new version of Oscar Wilde's Salome, adapted and directed (and designed!) by artistic…

Q&A photos and video: What would the late Michel Legrand think of this chamber version of his musical Amour?

| 0 comments I'm in love with love... or more precisely with Amour, as in the lushly romantic Michel Legrand musical fantasy now receiving its UK professional premiere at Charing Cross Theatre. Amour is set in 1950 in post-war Paris where shy civil…

Q&A video and photos: Why is the Coronet the perfect home for The Glass Piano court tale?

| 0 comments Visits to the Coronet Theatre, until last week known as The Print Room at the Coronet, make me miss the days when I lived in Notting Hill (or rather, near enough, Ladbroke Grove). Last week, I went to attend the…

Bromley Bedlam Bethlehem Q&A video and photos: How to turn traumatic family history into life-affirming drama

| 0 comments Ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week next week, Rachel Tookey's award-winning new play Bromley Bedlam Bethlehem receives its full-length premiere this week at the Old Red Lion Theatre. I got to speak to Rachel and her producer-sister Hannah about how…

The Reality Q&A video and photos: What’s the state of new Spanish playwriting?

| 0 comments The Cervantes Theatre's headlines its third New Spanish Playwriting season with the full UK and English-language premiere of Denise Despeyroux's one-woman show The Reality, which had a dramatised reading at the theatre last year. Can you love the living like…

Heroes Q&A video and photos: Raise your hand if you think David Bowie fandom transcends generations

| 0 comments Are you a David Bowie fan? What first turned you on? Was it seeing his Top of the Pops debut as Ziggy Stardust? Was it your parents taking you to your first Bowie concert when you were still a baby? Was…

Panel on the RSC’s gender-flipped Taming of the Shrew: Kate & Petruchio in the age of #MeToo

| 0 comments I had a fabulous time last week in Stratford-upon-Avon seeing Justin Audibert’s new re-gendered production of Shakespeare’s early “battle of the sexes” comedy The Taming of the Shrew (1591), set in a parallel Elizabethan universe where women are in charge. Afterwards, I…

Q&A video and photos: How is Donald Trump responsible for Other People’s Money?

| 0 comments I've spent quite a lot of my Easter weekend thinking about Donald Trump. As a thankful respite from trying to read the 448 pages of the Mueller Report, it was for positive reasons on Good Friday night at Southwark Playhouse. 'They…

Intra Muros Q&A video and photos: What is the point of theatre? How do actors marry up their dual lives?

| 0 comments What does theatre mean to you? How do actors marry up the dual emotional demands of their chosen profession? How many 'characters' or versions of ourselves to the rest of us play in our own lives? Those are some of…

Q&A video and photos: Overturning the ‘white saviour’ narrative with the Cry Havoc company

| 0 comments How lucky am I? Last night I got to spend a second night in a row with lovely Olivier Awards nominee Marc Antolin. After sitting behind him at the ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday night, when he was…