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, Kander & Ebb musical Curtains starring Jason Manford, as well as the world premiere of Penn & Teller collaboration Magic Goes Wrong and long-running hit The Play That Goes Wrong as part of my Mischief Theatre series; the UK premiere of Off-Broadway comedy An Act of God; alternative Christmas shows Potted Panto, Charles Dickens mystery The Signalman and Sink the Pink’s Escape From Planet Trash; a brand-new play about 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

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 After several years' development, the Royal Shakespeare Company's highly anticipated new musical - an adaptation of best-selling children's author David Walliams' 2008 debut novel The Boy in the Dress with a book by Mark Ravenhill and music and lyrics by chart-topping songwriters…

Sinatra: Raw post-show video and photos: What makes Frank Sinatra such an enduring icon?

| 0 comments Despite singing the songs of Sinatra since he was a teenager in Wolverhampton, Richard Shelton was turned down multiple times for a part in concert show The Rat Pack. So when he was invited to audition for the much darker…

Ages of the Moon post-show video and photos: Remembering Pulitzer Prize winner Sam Shepard

| 0 comments I'm a huge fan of the late, Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright (and Oscar-nominated actor) Sam Shepard. How wonderful to be able to see and discuss one of his late plays, Ages of the Moon, which now receives its UK premiere two years…

Groan Ups post-show video and photos: With the original Mischief Theatre company and co-writers

| 0 comments As part of an ongoing series, I've chaired post-show talks with various Mischief Theatre casts this year, all of whom waxed lyrical about the brilliance of the company founders. Last night, I had a chance to pose questions to those…

The Girl Who Fell post-show video and photos: How is social media affecting our mental health?

| 0 comments I feel like I've known writer Sarah Rutherford for years... that's one of the positives of social media. (We follow each other on Twitter.) The irony is it's her new play, The Girl Who Fell, about some of the negatives…

Post-show video and photos: Wrestling with absurdism, anthropomorphism & coercive control in Mites

| 0 comments A philosophising cat, a famished dog and a family of mites all make appearances - and strong impressions - in Mites, a new play by up-and-coming young British playwright James Mannion, written in the best traditions of the Theatre of the Absurd.…

A Day in the Death of Joe Egg Q&A video and photos: What did the late Peter Nichols think of this historic West End casting?

| 0 comments I was back at Trafalgar Studios last night for this much-anticipated revival of Peter Nichols' 1967 masterpiece A Day in the Death of Joe Egg. And there was so much to discuss with this production, making history for a number of reasons.…

The Permanent Way Q&A video and photos: Why is a play about railway privatisation more relevant than ever?

| 0 comments I was lucky enough to see the original Out of Joint production of The Permanent Way at the National Theatre in 2003. I remember being horrified by David Hare's verbatim play about railway privatisation, based on first-hand accounts, including the people…