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 and, as part of my Mischief Theatre series, the world premiere of Penn & Teller collaboration Magic Goes Wrong; Charles Dickens mystery The Signalman and NHS expose Blood Orange; the London transfer of Stephen Schwartz‘s RAGS The Musical; brand-new plays For the Sake of Argument and 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

Blood Orange post-show video and photos: How critical is the NHS in this General Election?

| 0 comments How worried are you about the myriad pressures on the NHS today? Will you be thinking about the future of the NHS when you go to the ballot box?

Potted Panto post-show video and photos: Which is your favourite Christmas pantomime?

| 0 comments It's official! Christmas is coming up fast. And that, of course, means it's pantomime season. How do you choose which of the biggies to see this year? Why choose? See the seven (or maybe twelve) top pantomimes in one hilarious…

Escape From Planet Trash post-show video and photos: Sink the Pink continues its queer trilogy in outer space

| 0 comments A year on, during which they've released a single with Melanie C, Sink the Pink are back at the Pleasance Theatre with the second in their queer trilogy of alternative Christmas shows. Ginger Johnson and co are on top form.

An Act of God post-show video and photos: Blasphemy & belly laughs with David Javerbaum, Zoe Lyons & co

| 0 comments How do you get SIX MILLION followers on Twitter? As someone who spends all day most days on social media, I'm staggered by the very notion. It must require divine intervention... of sorts.

The Play That Goes Wrong post-show video and photos: How do costumes add to Mischief Theatre’s global brand?

| 0 comments What part do costumes play in branding for The Play That Goes Wrong around the world? How are they made durable enough to survive eight performances a week of one of Theatreland's most physical productions?

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 During rehearsals for The Boy in the Dress, I spoke to David Walliams about his inspiration for the original story, his burgeoning career as a children’s writer and how he feels having his work adapted by the RSC.

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…