John Roberts : Executive Editor – John@thereviewshub.com
Also looks after London and North West Regions
London@thereviewshub.com | John@thereviewshub.com
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 playschool 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.
Nicole Craft: Features Editor & South East Regional Editor
Email: Features@thereviewshub.com | Southeast@thereviewshub.com
Nicole’s interest in theatre was first piqued at the grand old age of seven when she was taken to see The Red Balloon at Birmingham Rep. Although resigned to watching most performances on TV from there on in, the passion remained strong enough for her to rekindle her love in her teens and she’s been quite addicted since. Nicole has been reviewing theatre and writing features for over five years and is particularly fond of new, home-baked, productions and family shows that make her children feel the excitement she so fondly remembers.
Lauren Humphreys: Scotland Regional 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.
Charlotte Broadbent: Yorkshire & North East Editor
Charlotte began writing for the Reviews Hub in 2014. She completed a degree in Drama and English Literature at the University of East Anglia before completing an MA in Acting at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts in Wigan. She also trained at the Junior Royal Northern College of Music studying Classical Singing for three years. Charlotte has a keen interest in reviewing opera, particularly how this older art form remains relevant and palpable. She has loved the work of Shakespeare from a young age as well as catching new plays whenever she can. And, of course, a good musical here and there to keep the balance. She currently lives in Sheffield where she continues to work on her career in performance and writes whenever she can.
Holly Spanner: South West Editor
Holly has been reviewing since 2011 and is a freelance journalist, theatre critic and photographer currently based in Yorkshire. A keen traveller, she can be found absorbing the beauty of the UK somewhere between Aberdeen and Cornwall, wearing her scientific hat as Environmental Consultant, and her theatrical hat as Regional Editor for The Reviews Hub. She enjoys finding compelling new ways to write about theatre and is proud to support emerging playwrights. She is fascinated by language and how a production can alter perceptions, helping us understand humanity, and ourselves, just that little bit better. She believes in the message of art and the many forms it can take, and just how important, how very important, it is in our culture.
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.
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.
Adrienne Sowers: North America (NYC) Editor
Adrienne is a lifelong theatre practitioner holding a BA in Theatre from West Virginia University and an MFA in Dramaturgy from Stony Brook University. She has worked in regional and off-Broadway theatres, and also was the Writers’ Assistant for both seasons of the BBC America series “Copper.” Adrienne currently produces burlesque shows in New York City and spends her free time in yoga class or cursing under her breath while trying to write her first novel. As a critic, she appreciates all forms of art, but her specialities are; burlesque, drag, performance art, devised theatre, movement theatre, and new works.