THE EDITORIAL TEAM


Douglas Mayo : Editor-in-Chief

Douglas Mayo

Editor-in-Chief

Douglas Mayo has had a life long love affair with musical theatre. He has authored several books on publicity and marketing for amateur theatre groups and is Publisher in Chief at Silvermoon Publishing encouraging new playwrights.

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Julian Eaves : Features Writer

Julian Eaves

Features Writer

Julian Eaves.  Writes book, music and lyrics of new musicals.  Currently working on, 'ISLAND', a contemporary haunted-house, murder-mystery, college-reunion thriller.  Recent productions: 'BLIND DATE', Iris Theatre; 'DREAMS THAT MONEY CAN BUY', workshop and showcase at LOST Theatre; 'TINY SHOWS', So-and-So's Arts Club; also work for Chichester Festival Theatre (National Theatre Connections), Courtyard Theatre ('A WINTER'S TALE', dir. Phil Willmott), Arc Theatre, Trowbridge and Harlequin Theatre, Redhill.  Previously, Royal Court Young People's Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe ('HYSTERIA!', an original musical with Jessica Martin), National Youth Theatre.

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Danny Coleman-Cooke : Reviewer

Danny Coleman-Cooke

Reviewer

Danny Coleman-Cooke is an experienced writer; his experience includes writing for the BBC’s Have I Got News for You, Channel 4’s Paralympics coverage, and the Premier League’s live match commentary. He has also managed social media accounts for a number of major brands, including Tesco, The Guardian and the BBC. He's a well-established speechwriter, scriptwriter and copywriter and has written for a wide range of famous faces in the world of politics and entertainment. Danny is a huge theatre fan and was part of the writing team for the 2015 Olivier Awards.

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Matthew Lunn : Reviewer

Matthew Lunn

Reviewer

Matthew Lunn graduated with an MA in Romantic and Victorian Literary Studies in 2012, and has a particular interest in the writings of John Keats and Percy Bysshe Shelley. He has been with British Theatre since August 2015, and is still spellbound by all the wonderful theatre that London has to offer. By day, he works in the transport sector, and is a regular contributor to CHESS magazine.

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Helena Payne : Reviewer

Helena Payne

Reviewer

Helena Payne read English at The University of Exeter then trained at The Drama Studio London. She reviewed theatre for The Post Script Journal and teaches LAMDA at Wetherby Prep and Pembridge Hall.

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Emily Hardy : Reviewer

Emily Hardy

Reviewer

Emily Hardy studied English and performed professionally before training as a multi-media journalist at the Press Association, and subsequently writing across a broad range of titles in the health, education and entertainment sectors. Her flair for theatre journalism stems from a life-long interest in the versatility and force of the form and a desire to make a positive contribution to the arts.

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Mark Ludmon : Reviewer

Mark Ludmon

Reviewer

Mark Ludmon has been a journalist for 20 years, specialising in writing about theatre, television and the arts as well as bars, pubs and drink. He has been on the theatre judging panel for London’s Olivier Awards and has a Masters in English literature, specialising in Elizabethan and Jacobean drama.
He can be spotted tweeting about theatre as @DramaScene.

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Richard Earl : Reviewer

Richard Earl

Reviewer

Richard Earl is a Theatre Maker and Teacher, originally from Newcastle, now living in London where he has been working professionally as an Actor for over a decade. He trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain and is about to embark on a Masters at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in Coaching and Training Actors.

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Laura Milburn : Reviewer

Laura Milburn

Reviewer

Laura Milburn read Music at The University of Sheffield where she is continuing her studies, currently undertaking a Master’s research degree looking at a selection of Noël Coward’s musicals. She also writes articles for the Noël Coward Society magazine. Laura has an interest in all aspects of theatre – drama, comedies and musical theatre and enjoys seeing both revivals of classic and forgotten shows as well as new works.

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Alexa Terry : Reviewer

Alexa Terry

Reviewer

Alexa Terry trained in Musical Theatre at Wessex Academy of Performing Arts (WAPA) associated with Bath Spa University and, since graduating in 2011, she has been involved in many projects as a professional performer. Caught in a game of tug-of- war between the pen and the stage, Alexa studied Comprehensive Creative Writing with Oxford Open Learning and is now a Hampshire based freelance writer, theatre fanatic and ardent book lover.
Alexa’s zest for theatre is driven by her strong belief in the importance of storytelling and a creative escapism. And, as Philip Pullman once said: “After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”

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Sophie Adnitt : Reviewer

Sophie Adnitt

Reviewer

Sophie Adnitt studied Drama and Creative Writing at The University of Winchester and starting writing reviews for an assignment in her second year. She has a keen interest in many forms of theatre, from large scale musicals to Shakespeare, and is a regular groundling at The Globe. Between performing and working front of house, she's been around theatres for most of her life (the tricky part is getting her to leave). Outside of theatre, Sophie enjoys alternative rock concerts, classic TV comedies and walking her dog.

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Paul Davies : Reviewer

Paul Davies

Reviewer

Dr. Paul T. Davies is a freelance academic, actor, writer and director His play, Living With Luke... toured the UK in autumn 2016 and continues to be performed. His play Play Something, will perform at the Edinburgh Fringe in the summer of 2017. He is a member of the Mercury Theatre Early Careers Training Programme. He writes regular theatre reviews for the Essex County Standard and The Colchester Gazette.

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