Last Updated 20/01/2016.
Wilma is an award-winning blogger who has become a bit of an unlikely celebrity in the theatre world. Known for her warm, infectious charm theatre blogger Wilma stands out from the crowd which has helped her to attract legions of fans, interviewing the west end’s leading stars and reviewing sell-out shows.
Currently authored by blogger Phil, A West End Whinger offers self-depreciating humour and satirical reviews of West End theatre productions.
Libby Purves is the blogger behind theatreCat. Describing herself as an avid theatregoer, Libby uses her blog to write reviews of interesting and sometimes unusual plays overlooked by mainstream media. Libby is also a published author as well as a Radio 4 Midweek presenter.
Authored by various bloggers Musical Theatre Review is a relatively new blog covering everything from the latest news, reviews to red carpet openings in the West End and on Broadway.
With a passion for the performing arts, blogger Rev Stan, uses her blog to talk about what she loves the most – theatre. The great thing about her blog is that it is always updated with the latest plays showing in and around London.
Based in Glasgow Lauren Humphreys blogs about the latest theatre performances in Scotland. As an award winning blogger Lauren is known for offering the latest news, interviews and reviews of theatre in Glasgow. She is also the Scotland Editor at The Reviews Hub, and has written for the likes of Time Out.
Comprising of some of the top theatre critics in the UK, TheatreVOICE is the leading site for audio content about British theatre. Known for giving its audience a broader insight into the creative process, the blog acts as a space in which actors, writers, directors and designers can talk in more detail about their work
Not much is known about blogger Ian Foster, but he has made There Ought to be Clowns an essential place to read reviews of plays and musical theatre. In just one year Ian once saw over 380 shows. With that in mind, it’s fair to say that his unbridled love and passion for theatre is unparallel by most theatre critics.
Having contributed to the book ‘Decades – Modern British Playwriting: 2000-2009’, Andrew Haydon has a rather expansive knowledge of contemporary theatre which is reflected in his blog. Andrew is also a freelance theatre critic contributing to media outlets like the Guardian.
Megan Vaughan lives and breathes theatre. Having worked in theatre administration in both the commercial and subsidised sectors since 2006, Megan knows the ins and outs of the industry. Her lively blog posts are always conversational and contain amusing anecdotes.
The fundamentals of working with bloggers are the same as with traditional journalists at traditional media outlets: respect their schedules; take time to read their material to learn their interests; and only contact them if/when they want to be contacted.
Vuelio’s blog ranking methodology takes into consideration social sharing, topic-related content and post frequency. Profiles of these theatre blogs and their authors can be found in the Vuelio Media Database.