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

Daniel Ryan as Daniel and Samantha Spiro as Peppy, Johan Persson

The House They Grew Up In

Deborah Bruce (Chichester Festival Theatre with Headlong at Minerva Theatre, Chichester).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

Omid Djalili as Tevye, Johan Persson

Fiddler on the Roof

Book by Joseph Stein based on the Sholem Aleichem Stories, music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick (Chichester Festival Theatre at Chichester Festival Theatre).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

Meghan Tyler, Ailsa Joy and Sarah Gobran, Owen Findlay below, Matt Pereira

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

William Shakespeare (The Guildford Shakespeare Company at University of Law Gardens, Guildford).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

Death of a Salesman, Manuel Harlan

Death of a Salesman

Arthur Miller (Royal and Derngate, Northampton, in association with Cambridge Arts Theatre at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

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