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: Thu 20 Sep
As the clock ticks towards midnight on New Year’s Eve, a husband and wife hear a dreaded knock on the door. Is it the secret police? New British musical thriller Midnight, set during Stalin’s Great Terror, is based on Citizens of Hell by Azerbaijani writer Elchin. On Tuesday 18 September at the Union Theatre, I’ll talk to writers Timothy Knapman and Laurence Mark Wythe with other creatives and cast.
NEW post-show Q&A: Sun 23 Sep
When every citizen is ordered to return to their place of birth, where could we end up? In Where We Began, the UK’s first Theatre Company of Sanctuary, Stand and Be Counted, present a wild and vivid vision of the future, combining storytelling, movement and live music. Five performers portray real migration stories. After the production’s performance HighTide Festival in Walthamstow on Sunday 23 September, I’ll talk to writer Rosie MacPherson along with her co-stars and other creatives of this important new piece of political theatre.
NEW post-show Q&A: Fri 28 Sep
Jose 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.
NEW post-show Q&A: Wed 3 Oct
Kids Play is about the things a lonely boy will do for love. Theo is a gay 17-year-old student in need of cash. Greg is a married businessman with an odd fetish. When the two meet up in a hotel room, nothing turns out as expected. Written and directed by Taggart creator Glenn Chandler, Kids Play is now in London after it award-winning Edinburgh Fringe premiere. For the Q&A on 3 October, I’ll be joined by Chandler and the cast.
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.