Whatsonstage.com Official Blogs
The following blogs are all endorsed by Whatsonstage.com. They are commissioned and run by either our staff and contributors or by approved partners. However, the views expressed on the blogs and/or any comments posted within them do not necessarily express the views of the company as a whole.
An Insider's View from Our Chief Critic - Michael CoveneyIn addition to his overnight reviews of key London openings on the main site, in his new blog Michael Coveney gives more insights into the life of Theatreland. One of the country’s most respected critics, Michael has been with Whatsonstage.com since April 2006. Born in London and educated at St Ignatius College and Worcester College, Oxford, Michael has written about theatre for over three decades, as editor of Plays and Players, and as staff drama critic on the Financial Times, the Observer and the Daily Mail. His books include a history of the Glasgow Citizens Theatre and biographies of Maggie Smith, Mike Leigh and Andrew Lloyd Webber. In addition to Whatsonstage.com and What's On Stage Magazine, Michael is a regular contributor to the Guardian, the Observer, the New Statesman, Prospect and BBC Radio’s Front Row.
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Whatsonstage.com Manchester – Glenn MeadsIn addition to his reviews from Manchester on the main site, Glenn Meads provides news, gossip, pictures, local ticket offers and additional reviews from the UK's second Theatreland in his frequently updated blog. Glenn has written for the Guardian and the Wokingham Times, and reviews for the Manchester Evening News in addition to Whatsonstage.com. He has been a member of the Whatsonstage.com team since September 2001 and was a regular visitor to the site before that. In addition to writing theatre and music reviews, Glenn also teaches Media and Film. His love of theatre goes beyond Manchester, and he is a regular visitor to shows in London, Sheffield and Liverpool. He has a particular passion for the work of Tennessee Williams, Stephen Sondheim and the director Sarah Frankcom.
CLICK HERE TO READ GLENN MEADS' MANCHESTER BLOG
Whatsonstage.com Outings – Enhancing Your TheatregoingOur Outings have become a Whatsonstage.com institution. Over the years, we’ve increased from one to sometimes three events a month, while group sizes have mushroomed to as many as 300 per event in order to meet demand. Why are the Outings so popular? Well, we have lots of ideas about community but the simple answer is: because you get access to great shows at great prices with lots of extras. If you’re so inclined, you can also take advantage of the opportunity to mix and mingle with other theatregoers and Whatsonstage.com staff and to meet cast and creatives of the shows we attend at our exclusive post-performance Q&As and receptions. However you approach them, Outings are an excellent way of enhancing your theatregoing experience. Our new Outings blog gives you a sneak peek at highlights from recent events.
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