About

Pocket Size Theatre was founded in 2012. We pride ourselves on being a Theatre Website run and written by Theatre lovers. 


We encourage all our reviewers to have an open mind when attending all shows. What’s fantastic about all those who work for Pocket is their enthusiasm for the Arts. All reviews are simply opinions of those who attend the show and we encourage all our readers to go and support all kinds of theatre and make up their own mind about the productions! 

You might also notice we add the seat number and price that the ticket would be onto our reviews, we do this because sometimes the seat can affect the enjoyment of the show and we feel its important to know this information when reading a review. 

Over the years we have been recognised in many lists and awards, including the the top 30 Theatre Blogs by Feedspot and in Mr Discount Codes Top 20 Theatre Blogs. We've also been placed at #1 in the Top 50 Theatre Blogs list by Score Big.

We were nominated for Best Theatre Blog in the 2014 Wilma Awards and are shortlisted for the 2018 Theatre and Technology Awards for Best Online Publication. 

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Meet the team: 

Jay | Founding Editor 

Jay founded the website in 2012 and runs all the behind the scenes stuff. Organising the events, reviews, features and being the man behind the emails! 

Favourite Musical: Evita 
Favourite Play: Regent's Park production of A Midsummer Nights Dream in 2012. 
First ever show: My family used to take me to Panto every year but first ever musical was a touring production of Beauty and the Beast. 
Worst thing I've ever seen: I Can't Sing... sorry! 
Fun Fact: The sound of car horns irritates the hell out of me. 

Harriet | Editorial Executive 

Harriet joined us in July 2014. 

Harriet first started to write for Pocket back in 2014 and has since grown to become our Executive Editor. She has an inspiring passion for theatre and a strong opinion to go along with that! Forever a valued member of the Pocket team. 

Favourite Musical: Waitress!
Favourite Play: Closer by Patrick Marber. 
Worst thing I've ever seen: the 2014 tour of Pride and Prejudice I saw has to be up there (or should I say down?). 
First ever show: Beauty And The Beast, West End 1999. 
Fun Fact: I've known Pocket's editor, Jay since he was 6 years old. We went to singing, dance and drama classes together for almost a decade! 


Andy Edmeads | Reviewer 

Andy joined us in September 2014. 

Favourite Musical: Matilda
Favourite Play: Streetcar Named Desire at the National with Glenn Close. 
Worst thing I've ever seen: Shawshank Redemption on tour was pretty bad or probably something at the Fringe that I fell asleep in! 
First ever show: Asides from village hall Pantomimes, it would have been A Midsummer Night's Dream. 
Fun Fact: I am a voice on a Harry Potter video game. 

Click here to read reviews written by Andy.

Ian Marshall | Reviewer 

Ian joined us in March 2019.

Favourite Musical: Sunset Boulevard
Favourite Play: Private Lives
First ever show: I’m pretty sure it was Joseph
Worst thing I've ever seen: Man of La Mancha - the cast were great, but the show itself is terrible
Fun Fact: I once spent a week with Stephen Sondheim

Click here to read reviews written by Ian.

Michael Russell | Reviewer

Michael joined us in October 2018. 

Favourite Musical: Follies
Favourite Play: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
Worst thing I've ever seen:Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
First ever show: Annie 
Fun Fact: I met a very famous MT composer once and all I did was scream in his face then run away. 


Hannah Storey | Reviewer 

Hannah joined us in November 2018 

Favourite musical: Once or Hamilton 
Favourite play: Ferryman or Every Brilliant Thing
Worst thing I've ever seen: Saint George and the Dragon
First ever show: Probably a ballet, I think it was The Snowman! 
Fun fact: Couldn’t decide between going into vet science or working in theatre at the end of school- quite last minute I decided to jump into theatre producing!


Mark Swale | Reviewer

Mark joined us in February 2015. 

Favourite Musical: The Toxic Avenger!
Favourite Play: People, Places and Things.
Worst thing I've ever seen: Flashdance on tour. Awful.
First ever show: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat! Classic! 
Fun Fact: I may be a reviewer by night, but by day I am a Hair stylist! 


Sophie Tergeist | Reviewer 

Sophie joined us in September 2014. 

Favourite Musical: Miss Saigon in London. 
Favourite Play: The Enemy of the People at the Barbican by the German Schaubühne group. 
Worst thing I've ever seen: I went to a comedy night in Soho once and one of the acts was so bad, people walked out. This was embarrassing for everyone.
First ever show: I saw a lot of circus when I was a kid, and I also remember Riverdance. 
Fun Fact: I'm very literal: sometimes it's hard for me to know if you're joking or not! 


Lucas Wang | Reviewer 

Lucas joined us in May 2019. 

Favourite Musical: Next To Normal
Favourite Play: Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour 
First ever show: Blood Brothers
Worst thing I've ever seen: Stephen Ward / Breakfast at Tiffany’s 
Fun Fact: I was once in a production of Grease where Grease Lightning’s breaks failed and the car almost ended up in the pit! 


Nick Wayne | Reviewer 

Nick joined us in February 2017. 

Favourite Musical: Guys and Dolls –Richard Eyre production at NT in 1982. 
Favourite Play: One man, two Governors’ with James Cordon NT in 2011. 
Worst thing I've ever seen: Troilus and Cressida Barbican 1985 set in Crimean war?! Only show we have ever left at interval!
First ever show: Billy at Drury Lane in 1974 with Michael Crawford. 
Fun Fact: I was a Carbon Arc Follow spot operator for the Fenn Street Gang pantomime Aladdin in Southampton in December 1975. 


Adam Yorke | Reviewer 

Adam joined us in September 2018. 

Favourite Musical: Brass 
Favourite Play: The Inheritance. Both Parts. Best piece of theatre ever! 
Worst thing I've ever seen: Salomé the musical still haunts me from Edinburgh fringe in 2013 
First ever show: Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat. 
Fun Fact: I have been the back end of the pantomime cow before. My career has only gone up from there... 


Pocket Size Theatre works with a team of reviewers, some of whom are not listed above. These are simply our regular writers.

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