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

Emma Fenney as Puck, Guildford Shakespeare Company

A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare (The Guildford Shakespeare Company at Rack's Close, Quarry Street, Guildford).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

Grace Molony as Kate and Genevieve Hulme-Beaman as Baba, Manual Harlan

The Country Girls

Edna O'Brien (Chichester Festival Theatre at Minerva Theatre, Chichester).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

Marcia Gay Harden and Brian J Smith, Johan Persson

Sweet Bird of Youth

Tennessee Williams (Chichester Festival Theatre at Chichester Festival Theatre).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

The Cadelles, Pamela Raith

La Cage Aux Folles

Harvey Fierstein, music and lyrics by Jerry Herman (Bill Kenwright at New Victoria Theatre, Woking).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

Twelfth Night, Scott Rylander

Twelfth Night

William Shakespeare (The Watermill Theatre at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

Paul McGann as Von Prutz and Venice Van Someren as Estelle, Robin Savage

Gabriel

Moira Buffini (Catherine Schreiber Productions at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

Sharon D Clarke as Caroline, Marc Brenner

Caroline, or Change

Book and lyrics by Tony Kushner, music by Jeanine Tesori (Chichester Festival Theatre at Chichester Minerva Theatre).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

Joanne Clifton as Millie,

Thoroughly Modern Millie

Richard Morris and Dick Scanlon with new music by Jeanine Tesoro and new lyrics by Dick Scanlon (David King at New Victoria Theatre, Woking).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

Waiting for God

Michael Aitkens (James Seabright at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

Richard Wilson with Cameron House and Alex Phillips,

Forty Years On

Alan Bennett (Chichester Festival Theatre at Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor