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Neil Cheesman
Editor and owner. First becoming involved in an online theatre business in 2005, and launching in September 2013. Neil writes reviews and news articles, and has interviewed over 150 actors and actresses from the West End stage.


Alan Franks
Alan Franks contributes regularly with reviews for London and regional shows, as well as reporting on press launches. Alan was a Times feature writer for more than thirty years, specialising in the arts and interviewing many leading actors, writers and directors, including Arthur Miller, Peter Hall, Woody Allen, Judi Dench and Stephen Sondheim. He is the author of several plays, including The Mother Tongue starring Prunella Scales, and his latest novel, The Notes of Dr. Newgate, is published by Muswell Press.

Faye Stockley
Faye read Theatre & Performance at The University of Warwick; she went on to work as a stage manager in London and Edinburgh. She has a years’ stint on-board the MV Island Escape as a Social Host and Compere and now works full time as a Recruitment Manager for the Broadcast, Entertainment and Media sectors.

Genevieve Trickett
Genni contributes regularly to with reviews for London and regional shows. Genni has been passionate about theatre from an early age, performing in various productions throughout school and university. She is currently an enthusiastic member of an amateur dramatic society in South West London. Her favourite thing about living in London is the breath-taking variety of shows and theatrical talent.

Haydn James
Haydn trained as an actor at Rose Bruford Drama School. Haydn has worked nationally and internationally in theatre and as an actor and entertainer in some of London’s top tourist attractions. Haydn is now training to be a drama and performing arts lecturer. Haydn has always had a passion and love for the theatre and enjoys watching as much theatre as possible.

Isabella Van Braeckel
Isabella is a Designer for Theatre, currently finishing her BA at Central St Martins and working as a costume and set designer across a range of drama, opera, musicals and dance. She directs ‘The Deckchair Collective’ (@thedeckchairco), a theatre company aimed at developing relationships between creatives as they break into the industry. She is also a singer and occasional performance artist, and an avid theatre-goer and loves seeing a wide range of work. Based in London, she uses every opportunity to see something new and leave enlightened.

Joanna Forest
Joanna is a stage and television actress, singer and voice-over artist. She has performed in the West End in a number of roles, in regional theatres and on tour in Europe.

Josephine Kime
Josephine is a broadcast journalist, actress and model. Alongside hosting the international TV show Wait For Me, she also works with the charity Missing People based in the UK. Josephine has an MA in TV Current Affairs at City University London.

Julie Robinson
Julie is a theatre enthusiast, and is particularly keen on new writing. She writes three articles a week for our website including a popular weekly ‘In Profile’ which features actors and actresses that are not in lead roles and are often in the Ensemble.

Max Sycamore
Filmmaker, youth worker, writer and theatre enthusiast, keen on all things musical theatre in London and beyond.

Michaela Clement-Hayes
Discovering her love of acting after playing Mary in her nursery school nativity play, Michaela has never looked back. An avid wordsmith and theatre goer, she can usually be found in the theatre (on and offstage), writing or writing about theatre.

Natasha Wynn
Natasha is a London based actress, dancer and singer. She has performed on the West End stage and in regional theatres.  Natasha has a BA (Hons) degree in Theatre Dance and an MA in Musical Theatre.

Ruth Gledhill
Ruth contributes regularly with reviews for London and regional shows, as well as reporting on press launches.
She has worked on The Times since 1987. Before that she was a news reporter and feature writer on The Daily Mail. She wrote her first theatre review, Tennessee Williams ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’, while serving indentures at The Birmingham Post & Mail. After leaving the Midlands in 1984 she decided to concentrate on news. She is delighted to be able to revive her love of writing about the stage as a critic for London Theatre.

Sahil Jon
Sahil holds a degree in theatre studies and is a huge fan of all things theatre, Bollywood and football. He works at Liverpool Street during the day closing deals worth thousands of pounds, and becomes an arts enthusiast at night writing reviews and brushing up on his dancing skills. An avid Man Utd supporter with an addiction to fashion, news articles and Nandos. His favourite musical is Blood Brothers and favourite play is The Woman in Black. Twitter @Sahil_Jon

Sandra Palme
Sandra has a passion for theatre and as well as writing reviews for our website, she has also interviewed a number of West End cast.
Tori Jo Lau
London-based Norwegian, musicologist, singer, actress, blogger, theatre addict
Valerie Watling
Theatre enthusiast. Keen on all types of drama: physical theatre, Shakespeare, modern drama. Was a Drama and English teacher in a former life, now just an avid theatre goer!