Meet the Team behind the scenes of our website. Our team of dedicated reviewers and journalists work hard to bring you the latest news and in-depth analysis from the world of theatre and other news categories. Get to know the faces behind the bylines and learn more about their expertise and passion for their work.
Get to know Robert, a cultured individual with roots in Uganda, Kenya, and England. With a passion for theatre, music production, fine art, and more, Robert is a well-respected theatre critic in London and an active member of the Clerkenwell community. He’s dedicated to community organisations, an avid player of backgammon and squash, and enjoys hiking in the British countryside in his free time. Experience his unique perspective and love for the arts through his reviews on Theatre Life.
Get to know Joseph Lucy, a dynamic theatre critic and passionate lover of the arts. Joseph brings a wealth of experience to his reviews, drawing on his background in jazz and blues as a presenter for a local radio station on the South Coast. Living in the vibrant cultural hub of Clerkenwell, Joseph has a front-row seat to the best in live performance and an unrivalled knowledge of all things theatre. Joseph’s reviews are insightful, thoughtful, and always engaging. Join Joseph on his journey through the world of theatre and discover why he is the must-read reviewer for all things stage-related.
Meet Penelope Mandeville, a globetrotter and lover of all things art and fashion. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for the finer things in life, Penelope brings a unique perspective to her role as a theatre critic for Theatre Life. Her love of travel has exposed her to a wealth of cultural experiences, giving her a broad understanding of the arts and the ability to appreciate a diverse range of productions. Whether she’s strolling the streets of Paris in search of the latest trends or taking in a play on London’s West End, Penelope’s passion for creativity shines through in her insightful and engaging reviews.
Jon Cope, one of our expert theatre reviewers, has not only critiqued productions but has also graced the stage himself in amateur dramatics. His insider perspective brings depth and nuance to his critiques, providing readers with insightful and engaging reviews. Experience the magic of theatre through Jon’s eyes.
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