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
I 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:
- Event chairing – including post-show Q&As and panel debates
- Twitter masterclasses for shows and venues
- Twitter masterclasses for drama schools
NEW post-show Q&A: Fri 25 May
A child goes missing, vanishes into thin air, leaving a tender, fragmentary play about the inarticulacy of grief. Simon Stephens‘ 2002 play One Minute gets a major new revival with a twist: How are the characters affected now in our social media-obsessed age? This is the much-anticipated second offering from the new Barn Theatre, after the wildly successful actor-muso reinvention of The Secret Garden. Start your Bank Holiday Weekend in the Cotswolds with me, artistic director Iwan Lewis and the cast for this post-show Q&A on Friday 25 May.
NEW post-show Q&A: Thu 31 May
After its premiere at the Finborough, acclaimed new play Schism has transferred for a limited season at the Park Theatre, with author and equal rights activist Athena Stevens reprising her role opposite Jonathan McGuinness. “You were supposed to make me a better person.” This stunning new play, about two people finding each other, “offers a seldom-seen perspective on lives which are too often overlooked and stereotyped”. I’ll talk to author Athena about the play and her artistic journey on Thursday 31 May. (Watch her highly personal vlog now.)
NEW post-show Q&A: Sat 9 June
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.
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.