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         THE TEAM




Susan Penhaligan

Susan is celebrated star of stage, screen and film.  She is deeply supportive of pub theatres. 


“Pub theatres are so important for the development of theatre professionals, and keeping alive our theatrical history.” 

                                                               - Susan Penhaligan


Read full article and biography here 



Paul Towers

Paul worked as a journalist for various magazines producing weekly reviews, interviews and TV listings.  He is kindly offering MENTORSHIP to our apprentice reviewers and writers




Heather Jeffery is also playwright and was formerly Artistic Director of Changing Spaces Theatre.  Her credits include productions at Drayton Arms Theatre (Kensington), Old Red Lion Theatre (Islington), VAULT festival (Waterloo), St Paul’s Church (Covent Garden), Cockpit Theatre (Marylebone) and Midlands Arts Centre (Birmingham)


Our Writers:


Richard Braine is actor, director and playwright.

As an Actor he has worked extensively throughout the country including Chichester Festival Theatre, Manchester Royal Exchange, Birmingham Rep, and Stephen Joseph Theatre in Yorkshire. His Television and Film credits include: “Calendar Girls”, “Pride, Prejudice and Zombies”, “Finding Neverland”, “Bridget Jones”, “Suspicions of Mr Whicher”, “Mr Selfridge” and many years ago Gussie Fink-Nottle in “Jeeves and Wooster”. He has also filmed over 150 Commercials all over the world.

He has directed the European premiere of Sternheim/Martin “The Underpants” at The Old Red Lion Theatre and written three plays: “Being There with Sellers”, “Bedding Clay Jones” and “Sexing Alan Titchmarsh”


Emma Zadow is an actor and theatre maker from South London.   She trained at Rose Bruford College in Theatre and Performance.  Her debut play ‘FRIDGE’ for Blackout Creative Arts was at Etcetera Theatre 5th June 2016 and transferred to King's Head Theatre in 2017.  


Siân Rowland is a trainer, writer and education specialist. She is also a playwright and has had work produced at venues including Greenwich Theatre, The Cockpit, Southwark Playhouse, and Wimbledon Theatre Studio. She is finalist of the 2016 Red Women’s Theatre awards.  






All our reviewers are volunteers.  We are extremely fortunate and grateful to have such a high calibre of writers, most of whom are playwrights, actors or directors (or all three).


Annie Power

Heather Jeffery

Paul Towers

Richard Braine

Dionne Farrell

Emma Zadow

Sian Rowland

Verity Williams

David Weir

Elisha Aylmore

Katrina Vines

John Paul Murtagh

Luke Ofield

Andrew Curtis

Hannah Hemming

Joanne Griffiths

Jesse Ayertey

Michael Kelly

Kate Pettigrew

Anamaria Rose