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: Thu 20 Sep

Midnight-squareAs 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.

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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.

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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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NEW post-show Q&A: Wed 3 Oct

KidsPlay-400x400Kids 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 ChandlerKids 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.

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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

Square Rounds Q&A video and photos: Sharing drinks and views on destruction

| 0 comments The pub beneath the Finborough Theatre, where Proud Haddock's revival of Tony Harrison's Square Rounds, is currently closed for refurbishment. So what does Proud Haddock artistic director Jimmy Walters do on the night of our post-show Q&A? Bring in drinks from…

Unexpected Joy Q&A video and photos: How can we find common ground through musical theatre?

| 0 comments Can musical theatre help us find common ground with those with whom we disagree? If so, Unexpected Joy is undoubtedly the musical to do it.  Set in Provincetown, Cape Cod, Unexpected Joy is the story of three generations of female singers, long-held family…

Blood Wedding Q&A and podcast: What happens when you relocate Lorca to modern London?

| 0 comments What a reminder that live theatre is LIVE, that things can go wrong and that that's all part of the excitement.  At the Omnibus Theatre last night, Blood Wedding's 7.30pm start time was delayed as one of the actors was trapped…

Six Q&A video and photos: Which other historic female figures should get the musical treatment?

| 0 comments Adrenaline still pumping as I type this! SIX The Musical was the undisputed hit of this year's Edinburgh Fringe and it's now transferred back to the West End's Arts Theatre for an extended run at the Arts Theatre, where it…

Dust Q&A photos and podcast: Really talking – and listening – to Milly Thomas and Sara Joyce about suicide

| 0 comments Are we really talking about mental ill health? Or just talking about talking about it? Are we listening - actively listening - to those in need? What stops someone from committing suicide? How much do you know about Samaritans, the…

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…