Ever wondered who the faces were behind all of the reviews written on Theatrefullstop? Well here is your chance to meet the team!
Founder/ Editor – Lucy Basaba
After graduating from East 15 Drama school, where she studied BA (Hons) World Performance, Lucy began writing theatre reviews for lifestyle blog, Yin & Yang. In 2012, she was lucky enough to perform at the Opening Ceremony for the London Olympic Games, a once in a lifetime opportunity that could not be missed! In 2013, after realising just how much she enjoyed writing about theatre, she started writing her own blog, Theatrefullstop, where she continued to watch a wide range of performances and interview cast members and creatives. Lucy is a trained primary teacher, so if she’s not writing about the theatre then she is busy teaching the future generation! Follow Lucy on twitter: @lbasaba
Louise is an English Lit graduate from University of York and reviews for the Yorkshire area. She has a real love of musical theatre and comedy, something which was cultivated thanks to an improv troupe she’s performed with for three years. Alongside writing reviews and blogs, Louise is an avid writer of musical comedy. Her fifteen minute musical revue on graduation was received well, and she’s currently penning a rethinking of The Hunchback of Notre Dame for a cast of 70! Here’s hoping that goes well…
Follow Louise on Twitter: @Ludes_J
Megan Mattravers has recently graduated from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, specialising in the Applied Theatre sector. Currently working as a Drama Practitioner at The Leys, Co-Educational Independent School, Cambridge, she is immensely passionate about the drama industry, including playwriting, directing, facilitation and teaching. Megan is an enthusiastic yet analytical theatre-goer with a passion for keeping up-to date with current developing work. As an avid explorer, she is very excited to journey and adventure her way through reviewing productions and plays for the website.
Follow Megan on Twitter: @megmattravers
Currently in his final year as a theatre graduate, Luke is hoping to achieve a successful career as an actor (and earn some money from it…fingers crossed). Living abroad in Chicago, Australia, Sweden and Switzerland has definitely wetted his appetite for travel and broadened his skills as a dancer, singer, reviewer and theatre practitioner. Sadly though, he’s not bilingual; his swarve Yorkshire accent is still enough to confuse anyone. A passion for all things theatre Luke enjoys a hard hitting British drama any day, yet can indulge in a classical ballet or opera when time permits.
Sean Gilbert is an events producer in London who has spent the last few years working on a secretive lecture series. As well as writing for a variety of blogs and magazines, he moonlights as a short story writer by night, his first piece, published this May by Short Fiction, looks at a sinister relationship between two cousins. Other interests include: dancehall, hip-hop and experimental comedy nights (the more extreme the better).
Emma-Hope Newitt (Emmie) is currently a Culture & Lifestyle blogger as well as a Teaching Assistant at a secondary school in her hometown of Leicester. After graduating from Coventry University in Dance Making and Performance she immersed herself in a lot of professional opportunities in Dance Organisations and as a Freelance Dance Artist. She was a Dance Ambassador for One Dance UK back in 2015 and prides herself on the passion she has for Theatre and Dance. Emma is an enthusiastic and keen theatre-goer and loves to experience new productions in her region. She continues to journey through reviewing many varieties of work, productions and plays for her own blog and cannot wait to begin sharing her thoughts with TheatreFullStop too!
Follow Emma on Twitter: @carpediememmie
Stacie is a Dance & Performing Arts teacher currently working in a secondary school in Kent. She has a passion for teaching and celebrating the arts with young people and encouraging them to be creative. Stacie has produced, directed and choreographed a number of shows and musicals and has completed her Level 6 Diploma in Dance Teaching with the British Ballet Organization. In her spare time Stacie enjoys going on adventures with her two year old and watching live theatre.
Prerna Prasad is a researcher in London, after graduating from King’s College London in War Studies. She is an avid theatre goer, preferring off-West End shows, a passionate reader, she enjoys art exhibitions and is a part-time film buff. Prerna is interested in returning to university in the future, whilst continuing her work as a reviewer.
Hazel is currently studying a BA (Hons) Theatre and Performance degree at the University of Leeds, with a keen interest in applied theatre and facilitation. An avid theatre goer and performer, Hazel is particularly passionate about musical theatre, contemporary adaptation and anything out of the ordinary. Other interests include dance, music and poetry, along with creating and working with theatre workshops for young people.