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 19 Oct

A-Guide-for-The-Homesick-e1534774243184After 3Women and Late Company, Stage Traffic present another major play premiere at Trafalgar Studios: the first European outing for American Ken Urban‘s acclaimed two-hander, A Guide for the Homesick. Can you confess your greatest fear to a stranger? Douglas Booth and Clifford Samuel play two strangers who, miles from home, find each other in a hotel room in Amsterdam. On Friday 19 October, I’ll be joined by Urban, the stars and director Jonathan O’Boyle.

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NEW post-show Q&A: Mon 29 Oct

SoldierOn_B_400x400My first Q&A with the Soldiers’ Arts Academy company of veterans and actors in Jonathan Lewis‘ new play Soldier On in March was an incredibly moving evening. Their transfer now to The Other Palace for an extended season is hugely well deserved. There’s so much more to discuss about PTSD and the role that theatre can play in healing. On Monday 29 October, I’ll be joined by the company to discuss.

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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

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…

Where We Began Q&A video and photos: Should where we’re born define where we end up?

| 0 comments Should country of birth define your identity or determine where you end up?  Set in the near-future, Stand and Be Counted Theatre's highly political new play Where We Began imagines a world where a new universal law mandates that everyone…

Midnight Q&A video and photos: What would you do if the secret police knocked on your door?

| 0 comments So often with the news these days, parallels are drawn with our turbulent political times and the fascism that swept across Europe in the 1930s, and the question is asked: what would you do if...? Last night, I and the…

Square Rounds Q&A video and photos: Sharing drinks and views on destruction

| 0 comments The pub beneath the Finborough Theatre, where Proud Haddock's revival of Tony Harrison's Square Rounds, is currently closed for refurbishment. So what does Proud Haddock artistic director Jimmy Walters do on the night of our post-show Q&A? Bring in drinks from…

Unexpected Joy Q&A video and photos: How can we find common ground through musical theatre?

| 0 comments Can musical theatre help us find common ground with those with whom we disagree? If so, Unexpected Joy is undoubtedly the musical to do it.  Set in Provincetown, Cape Cod, Unexpected Joy is the story of three generations of female singers, long-held family…

Blood Wedding Q&A and podcast: What happens when you relocate Lorca to modern London?

| 0 comments What a reminder that live theatre is LIVE, that things can go wrong and that that's all part of the excitement.  At the Omnibus Theatre last night, Blood Wedding's 7.30pm start time was delayed as one of the actors was trapped…

Six Q&A video and photos: Which other historic female figures should get the musical treatment?

| 0 comments Adrenaline still pumping as I type this! SIX The Musical was the undisputed hit of this year's Edinburgh Fringe and it's now transferred back to the West End's Arts Theatre for an extended run at the Arts Theatre, where it…