John Roberts : Executive & North West Editor
John has been involved in the world of performing arts since the tender age of three when he got stuck in a chimney playing Father Christmas in his play school nativity. Since then John has worked in all areas of theatre and now works in PR. When not in the theatre (rare) he can be found either in the kitchen whipping up some delicious food or at his local cinema catching up on the latest blockbuster.
Glen Pearce : Deputy Editor | South East & Features Editor
Email: Glen@thereviewshub.com | Features@thereviewshub.com
Glen trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama and has worked as a stage manager, lighting designer, box office, front of house, in theatre management, arts marketing and as a theatre critic. Glen has reviewed for a number of publications, written for Arts Professional Magazine and was resident theatre critic for BBC Radio Suffolk for over five years. Glen is a proud Member of The Chartered Institute of Public Relations and when not in a theatre can often be found behind a camera lens.
Paul Couch : London Editor| Commercial Director
Paul trained originally as an actor but returned to the relative ‘security’ of journalism/publishing, where he worked at a senior level in both the consumer and business-to-business sectors for many years. He has been actively involved with theatre since the age of six (a very, very long time ago!), in later years as a writer and director. Paul has been a theatre critic for over 25 years in print, digital and broadcast media. Very occasionally, when the right rôle comes along, Paul is tempted back to perform on the stage but much prefers life as a creative writer. He co-owns a PR and marketing company and speaks publicly on communications and PR in the arts. Previously, Paul has been theatre critic for BBC Radio Suffolk and WhatsOnStage.com. He currently works in communications. He is also the author of The Bluffer’s Guide to The Simpsons!
Lauren Humphreys: Scotland Editor
A life-long theatre-goer, it was a desire to promote theatre in her local area that led to the creation of www.glasgowtheatreblog.com. Since its launch, Lauren has gone on to write features and reviews and conduct interviews for both print and online publications on the Scottish theatre scene. Needless to say, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is a personal highlight each year for Lauren.
Holly Spanner : Yorkshire & North East Editor
Holly is extremely passionate about all the arts, with a special fondness for musical theatre. An avid theatregoer since a tot, she takes particular delight in new creations, original writing and ‘darker’ productions. She is never without plans to visit a show and when not in a theatre, can be found dotted around the north in her day job as Geo-Environmental Consultant. A keen traveller, she enjoys baking, painting or indulging in adrenalin sports and hopes to someday live in an old cottage by the sea. Holly loves the smell of glossy magazines (a happy coincidence they smell the same as theatre brochures) and has a ‘theatre perfume’, which she only ever wears to the theatre.
Selwyn Knight : Central Editor
Selwyn has loved theatre for as long as he can remember. During his time at university he thinks he watched every single available theatre performance, both professional and amateur – some of which were truly wonderful, others rather less so! Selwyn especially enjoys new writing and small, intimate fringe-like venues. He now really enjoys the idea of helping others make theatre decisions by sharing his thoughts on performances he’s seen.
Joan Phillips: South West Editor
Joan started life in the foods and drinks industry marketing consumer goods based in Europe and Asia. Always interested in film and theatre, with years of membership of the National Film Theatre (remember the days before videos when this was the only way to see old movies!) and the National Theatre, she decided to have a change in direction and get more involved in the arts. After a break to have a family, a move to the south-west and after starting an Open University Arts degree she has become increasingly involved in local theatre and arts projects and now manages The Reviews Hub in the south-west region.
Ciara Murphy has had an interest in theatre from a young age but hung up her performance hat and pursued more critical and academic theatrical avenues in University. Ciara recently obtained an MA in Theatre Studies and has been reviewing theatre for several years. Ciara has a penchant for independent theatre but also relishes the traditional and has a permanent soft spot for new writers and new theatre companies.
Jamie Rosler: North America (NYC) Editor
Jamie has been involved in theatre and performance since childhood. Originally from New York City, with a BA in Theatre and MA in Performance, from University of Miami and Goldsmiths College, University of London, respectively, she has been involved in her hometown’s indie theatre scene since returning in 2007. After several years as an actor and producer, Jamie is now Managing Director/Host with TriviaNYC (Quizzing North America), as well as performing with and running monthly shows for her improv team, Rufus Khan (founded in 2011).