Welcome

I’ve been championing theatre, online and offline, for more than 20 years – including running “legendary” post-show talks for plays and musicals across London and beyond. (Will you join me for one soon?)

I also invite you to visit my two other theatre websites: StageFaves.com, a social media directory and fanbase-building platform for musical theatre; and MyTheatreMates.com, a collective of independent theatre bloggers.

In addition to these, for over 16 years, I was the driving force behind the British theatre website, WhatsOnStage.com, the WhatsOnStage Theatre Club and the WhatsOnStage Awards. I co-founded the company and oversaw its editorial content, branding and events.

Join me: ‘Legendary’ post-show talks

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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, as part of my Mischief Theatre series, the world premiere of Penn & Teller collaboration Magic Goes Wrong; the London transfer of Stephen Schwartz‘s RAGS The Musical; brand-new plays For the Sake of Argument and Chaplin; and classics Macbeth, Hedda Gabler and Peter Pan. More events added every week.

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Hire me: Off-the-shelf services

Twitter_cloudbirdI love working with organisations to promote great theatre. Via MyTheatreMates.com and StageFaves.com, we run affordable social media and content marketing campaigns. I also offer a range of other off-the-shelf services and provide content strategy and consultancy on larger projects. Please get in touch if you’d like to work with me.

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Coverage of recent post-show talks

Post-show video and photos: Jason Manford on why Kander & Ebb’s Curtains is made for the West End

| 0 comments Curtains, the murder mystery musical comedy by Chicago and Cabaret creators Kander & Ebb, had its Broadway premiere in 2007 in a production starring Frasier's David Hyde Pierce. Why has it taken so long for it to at last receive…

The Signalman post-show video and photos: How did a train crash change Charles Dickens’ writing?

| 0 comments After Tania Amsel's new play Blood Orange the night before, I returned to the Old Red Lion Theatre for Paragon Theatre's adaptation of Charles Dickens' ghost story The Signalman. Dickens in December and it isn't A Christmas Carol? It's a…

Blood Orange post-show video and photos: How critical is the NHS in this General Election?

| 0 comments How worried are you about the myriad pressures on the NHS today? Will you be thinking about the future of the NHS when you go to the ballot box?

Potted Panto post-show video and photos: Which is your favourite Christmas pantomime?

| 0 comments It's official! Christmas is coming up fast. And that, of course, means it's pantomime season. How do you choose which of the biggies to see this year? Why choose? See the seven (or maybe twelve) top pantomimes in one hilarious…

Escape From Planet Trash post-show video and photos: Sink the Pink continues its queer trilogy in outer space

| 0 comments A year on, during which they've released a single with Melanie C, Sink the Pink are back at the Pleasance Theatre with the second in their queer trilogy of alternative Christmas shows. Ginger Johnson and co are on top form.

An Act of God post-show video and photos: Blasphemy & belly laughs with David Javerbaum, Zoe Lyons & co

| 0 comments How do you get SIX MILLION followers on Twitter? As someone who spends all day most days on social media, I'm staggered by the very notion. It must require divine intervention... of sorts.

The Play That Goes Wrong post-show video and photos: How do costumes add to Mischief Theatre’s global brand?

| 0 comments What part do costumes play in branding for The Play That Goes Wrong around the world? How are they made durable enough to survive eight performances a week of one of Theatreland's most physical productions?

The House of the Spirits post-show video and photos: How does a country – and a family – recover from dictatorship?

| 0 comments Are you fans of Isabel Allende's The House of the Spirits? Allende's multi-award-winning debut novel, released in 1982, charts four generations of one family from the 1920s and the 1970s, and how tightly intertwined their personal fortunes are with political…

The Good Scout post-show video and photos: How worried should we be about parallels between the 1930s and today?

| 0 comments While MPs were voting for an election that is likely to accelerate the UK's lurch to the right, I was back at Above The Stag Theatre last night talking about the increasingly worrying parallels - and historic dominoes - between the 1930s…

David Walliams on getting the RSC’s ‘stamp of approval’ with The Boy in the Dress musical

| 0 comments During rehearsals for The Boy in the Dress, I spoke to David Walliams about his inspiration for the original story, his burgeoning career as a children’s writer and how he feels having his work adapted by the RSC.