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

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

A Judgement in Stone with the cast,

A Judgement in Stone

Ruth Rendell, adapted for the stage by Simon Brett and Antony Lampard (Bill Kenwight’s Classic Thriller Theatre Company at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

Reece Shearsmith as Norman and Ken Stott as Sir, Hugo Glendinning

The Dresser

Ronald Harwood (Mark Goucher, Mark Rubinstein and Jonathan Church at Festival Theatre, Chichester).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

Kara Tointon as Bella,

Gaslight

Patrick Hamilton (Ambassador Theatre Group and Smith and Brant Theatricals in association with Tulchin Bartner Productions and Moya Productions at New Victoria Theatre, Woking).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

Janie Dee as The Genie of the Lamp,

Aladdin

Jamie Smith (Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

Stepping Out

Richard Harris (Theatre Royal Bath Productions and the James Grant Group at Chichester Festival Theatre).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

A Princess Undone

Richard Stirling (Evergreen Theatrical Productions Ltd at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

Matthew Kelly as Mr Bennet and Felicity Montagu as Mrs Bennet, Johan Persson

Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen, adapted by Simon Reade (Regent's Park Theatre at New Victoria Theatre, Woking).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor