Critics and bloggers should stop clashing and start making a new living

In Features, London theatre, Opinion, Plays by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

I am fascinated and slightly bemused by the ongoing battle raging around theatre criticism – i.e. the one in which serious print critics are “dying” in favour of bloggers and the Twittersphere – which had swords being drawn yet again this week by recently-removed Sunday Telegraph critic Tim Walker’s howl of despair in the Guardian. Telling off […]

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Theatre bloggers unite for drinks and free tickets

In Features, Interviews, London theatre, Opinion by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

On Monday night, I had the pleasure of attending the second official gathering of the London theatre bloggers, an amorphous group of 30-odd who you can follow collectively at #LDNTheatreBloggers on Twitter. While mainstream critics have come under increasing pressure, the bloggers are baying and hammering at the gates – although very politely and enthusiastically. […]