Sheila Connor

South east reviewer

Sheila trained as a dance teacher on the Royal Academy of Dancing's three year course, then taught ballet, ballroom and Latin American for a few years before marriage, a child, and a move to Sussex got in the way.

She was involved in Market Research for Mass Observation for some time, sold books on a party plan scheme, and spent several years working as an interviewer at Gatwick Airport on the International Passenger Survey.

Taking up theatre reviewing happened several years ago and almost by accident, beginning with Theatreworld, What's on Stage, UK Theatrenet, The West Sussex County Times and now the British Theatre Guide.

Latest reviews

Clive Mantle and Jack Shepherd as Frank Galvin and Moe  Katz,

The Verdict

Barry Reed (The Middle Ground Theatre Company Ltd at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

Liza Goddard as Betty,

A Passionate Woman

Kay Mellor (Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

Jodie Prenger as Shirley Valentine, Manuel Harlan

Shirley Valentine

Willy Russell (Adam Spiegel at New Victoria Theatre, Woking).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

Cast of Out of Order,

Out of Order

Ray Cooney (Tom O’Connell productions, Debbie Hicks Productions and Laurence Myers at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

The cast of Rent, Matt Crockett

Rent - the Musical

Book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson (Robert Macintosh and Idill Theatricals Ltd for Rent 20th Anniversary Productions Ltd at New Victoria Theare, Woking).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

Ben Roddy as Peter,

The Sound of Murder

William Fairchild (Talking Scarlet at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

Jessi Elgood and Sarah and Evan Sutton as Sky Masterson, Mark Dean

Guys and Dolls

Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, based on a story and characters of Damon Runyon, music and lyrics by Frank Loesser (Guildford School of Acting at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

Jacqui Dubois as Oda Mae,

Ghost - the Musical

Book and lyrics by Bruce Joel Rubin, music and lyrics by Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard, based on the Paramount Pictures Film written by Bruce Joel Rubin (Bill Kenwright at The Hawth, Crawley).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

Noel White and Jessica Guise,

Julius Caesar

William Shakespeare (The Guildford Shakespeare Company at Holy Trinity Church, Guildford High Street).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

Gemma Atkins, Laura Whitmore, Shane Richie and Michael Quartey, Mark Douet

Not Dead Enough

Peter James, adapted by Paul McKenna (Joshua Andrews and Peter James in association with Paul Tyrer and Jamie Clark for TBO productions at New Victoria Theatre, Woking).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor