Last Updated 04/04/2018.
Fondly referred to as everyone’s favourite nana in the theatre world, Wilma blogs about West End shows and interviews the stars of the stage. Behind the scenes of our number one blog is Wilma’s son, Ed Baker, making sure West End Wilma retains top spot. Wilma’s talents aren’t just limited to blogging about the latest shows and gossip from backstage, she’s also hosted the hit cabaret show, Wilma and Friends.
Moving up the rankings to second place is Musical Theatre Review, featuring news, interviews and reviews of everything musical theatre around the globe. The posts cover new work at the grassroots of the industry and student productions, as well as the latest shows in the West End and on Broadway.
A new entry into the rankings at number three is Musical Theatre News, providing all the latest news and gossip on shows in the West End. With all the information you could ever possibly need to know, this blog will help you find your perfect show!
4. RUN RIOT!
Making an entrance into our rankings at number four, Run Riot is the blog for everything culture! Started back in 2004 as a humble email, it’s now grown to have a large team behind it and an increasing number of contributors. Covering everything art, film, music and, of course, theatre, it’s where you’ll find out about the latest shows in town and try something a little bit different.
Founded by Mark Shenton and Terri Paddock, MyTheatreMates brings together a variety of theatre bloggers and critics. With theatre running through their veins, Mark and Terri created MyTheatreMates to create a virtual community for passionate theatre-goers and makes a welcome entry into our rankings at number five.
6. Stage Review
Another new entry at number six, Stage Review, founded by Anne Cox, reviews a variety of productions across the home counties and London. A journalist and blogger with over 35 years’ experience and a lasting passion for the theatre, Anne covers everything from am-dram to national theatre.
theatreCat was set up by journalist, Radio 4 presenter and author, Libby Purves back in 2013. Providing theatre reviewing as a helpful service to her readers, Libby writes honest, informative and often amusing reviews, giving each play an ‘alternative’ star rating with mice.
Keeping himself very much out of the limelight, Ian Foster is the blogger behind There Ought To Be Clowns. A true theatre lover, Ian delivers in-depth and interesting reviews for a variety of plays, films and TV. He even has his own awards, the fosterIANs!
Taking the theatrical focus away from the capital, Lauren Humphreys shares the latest news and reviews shows in Glasgow and the surrounding area. An award-winning blogger, Lauren is also the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Editor at The Reviews Hub.
Self-proclaimed ‘theatre darling’ and journalist Rev Stan is a lover of the performing arts (excluding musicals). Her blog is full of reviews, interviews and news about the latest plays showing in London, all written in her own unique and witty style.
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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.