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.

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NEW post-show Q&A: Mon 2 Jul

Pressure-square_WestEndIt’s the eve of D-Day 1944: 350,000 lives depend on one of the most important weather forecasts of all time. Most people believe the June heatwave will continue through the date of the planned invasion, but Scottish meteorologist, Group Captain James Stagg, is predicting severe storms. Who will General Eisenhower believe? Pressure has now transferred to the West End following acclaimed sell-outs at the Park Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre and on tour. On Monday 2 July at the Ambassadors Theatre, I’ll talk to author and star David Haig.

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NEW post-show Q&A: Thu 5 Jul

5-SirensOfTheSilverScreen_nov17_Beth - Judy shotDo you have a favourite? Judy Garland, Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe – this sisterhood of stunning starlets lit up the silver screen for decades and kept tongues wagging with their scandalous off-screen antics. Beth Burrows recreates all three in Sirens of the Silver Screen, a new adventure into old Hollywood in song and story. Join me talk divas with creator and star Beth Burrows at west London’s Tabard Theatre on Thursday 5 July.
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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

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…

The Swallow Q&A video and photos: How do homophobia and grief translate?

| 0 comments Another post-show Q&A first for me. Due to a last-minute scheduling conflict, Spanish playwright Guillem Clua had to cancel his flight to London to attend last night's performance of his acclaimed two-hander THE SWALLOW at the Cervantes Theatre, but he desperately…

The Big Things Q&A photos and podcast: How can theatre better raise awareness about autism?

| 0 comments The Big Things, currently running at Barons Court Theatre, brings us into the world of Grace who, after meeting and falling in love with Malcolm and becoming a parent, is diagnosed with autism. The London premiere is presented by Kibo…

Q&A video and photos: Discussing racism & representation at Rasheeda Speaking

| 0 comments What a provocative play and post-show discussion! Are we all racist? How different are racial relations in 21st-century America versus Britain? How do we get more unheard voices onstage? Can white men tell valid stories about minority groups? Should they? Joel Drake Johnson's…