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: Wed 6 Sep

Dust transfers to Trafalgar Studios 2 from 4 September to 13 October 2018Following one-man play Silk Road, I’m back at Trafalgar Studios for one-woman play Dust. Written and performed by Milly Thomas, this fly-on-the-wall drama centres on Alice… after she’s committed suicide, as she watches the ripple effect her death has on her family and friends. An award-winning hit at Edinburgh Fringe and Soho Theatre, it now comes to the WestEnd. At this event on Wednesday 6 September, I’ll talk to Milly about mental health matters and her journey with the play.

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NEW post-show Q&A: Tue 11 Sep

400x400_SixTwitterOne of the biggest, smash musicals at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss‘ cult herstory hit SIX returns to the Arts Theatre, where it had a handful of showcase performances in January and now returns for a full, extended season. In ‘the British answer to Hamilton‘, the six wives of Henry VIII reunite to get a few things off their chests in an unmissably raucous pop concert. On Tuesday 11 September, I’ll hear more from the queens and their royal entourage.

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NEW post-show Q&A: Wed 12 Sep

BloodWedding_woman-stare_sep18Blood Wedding, Spanish dramatist Federico Garcia Lorca’s 1932 classic of passion and vengeance, is relocated to modern-day London in George Richmond Scott‘s adaptation, which explosively blends grit, fate and claustrophobia with a streak of dark humour. On Wednesday 12 September at Omnibus Theatre, I’ll speak to the adapter/director and cast.

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NEW post-show Q&A: Thu 13 Sep

Unexpected Joy is the centrepiece of this year’s From Page to Stage festival of new musicals. In this premiere from the writers of Side Show and Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens, three generations of female singers have a life-changing week together. Janet Fullerlove, Jodie Jacobs, Melanie Marshall and Kelly Sweeney star. On Thursday 13 September at Southwark Playhouse, I’ll be joined by the cast and creatives.

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NEW post-show Q&A: Tue 18 Sep

Square Rounds runs at London's Finborough Theatre 4 to 29 September 2018

Tony Harrison‘s Square Rounds, premiered at the National in 1992, gets its first UK production in nearly 30 years at the intimate Finborough Theatre. Proud Haddock artistic director Jimmy Walters helms an all-female cast to tell the true story of two World War One inventors who launched modern chemical warfare and its devastating effects. On Thursday 18 September, I’ll speak to Jimmy and his cast.

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NEW post-show Q&A: Fri 28 Sep

AyCarmela_Poster_WebJose Sanchis Sinsterra’s Spanish stage and screen hit Ay, Carmela! gets a rare English-language outing at the Cervantes Theatre, with Portuguese-born West End star Madalena Alberto taking on on the title role played in the 1990 film by Carmen Maura. A tragi-comedy about entertainers who mistakenly cross the border between opposing sides during the Spanish Civil War. On Friday 28 September, I’ll be joined by the cast and director Paula Paz.

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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

Silk Road Q&A video and photos: How DO you buy drugs online? And write a play about it?

| 0 comments How do you buy drugs online? What was Silk Road? Could the libertarians on it actually be steering us towards a more humane drug policy? Or is a play about this dark-web marketplace glamourising drugs? What do you do with a…

The One Q&A podcast and photos: Why do we need more intimacy directors in theatre?

| 0 comments What is an intimacy director? How do they change the power dynamic on a production? Why have we had to wait for the #MeToo backlash to get them? Vicky Jones' debut play The One, about a toxic and violent modern…

Knights of the Rose Q&A video and photos: Defining the new ‘rockspeare’ genre and celebrating understudies (sort of)

| 0 comments On Wednesday afternoon, Jennifer Caldwell was working in the box office at the Arts Theatre, where new musical Knights of the Rose is currently playing. That night, with less than three hours' rehearsal and having never even seen the show…

Q&A video and photos: Little Voice makes a big impact at the Barn

| 0 comments Are women punished in drama for liking sex and drink? What has modern classic The Rise and Fall of Little Voice got in common with Greek drama? What's the secret to vocal impressions? I was delighted to return to Cirencester this…

It Happened in Key West Q&A video and photos: But did it ACTUALLY happen? (Yes)

| 0 comments Andrew Lloyd Webber came up twice in conversation at last night's post-show for It Happened in Key West. The second pertained to the title of the show which, many years ago, when Jeremiah James was first inspired by a late-night television documentary…

Q&A video and photos: Why are we still so fascinated by these Sirens of the Silver Screen?

| 0 comments If you had to choose just three Hollywood legends to build a theatre show around, who would you choose? For Sirens of the Silver Screen, Beth Burrows selected Judy Garland, Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe. At last night's post-show discussion at…

Pressure Q&A video and photos: How did David Haig come to write and star in a play about unsung Scottish hero and weatherman James Stagg?

| 0 comments If you'd never heard of the James Stagg before David Haig's latest play Pressure, don't feel bad: neither had he. Haig was approached by director John Dove and Edinburgh's Royal Lyceum Theatre who wanted to create a play about an…

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…