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

Alexander Varey as Arthur, Matt Pereira

The Legend of King Arthur

Caroline Devlin (The Guildford Shakespeare Company at The Spiegeltent, Challengers' Field, Stoke Park,Guildford).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

George Kemp, Jake Morgan, Kevin Brewer, James Dutton, Philip Tull

The Wipers Times

Ian Hislop and Nick Newman - based on a true story (Trademark Touring and Watermill Theatre at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

Harvest,

Harvest

Richard Bean (New Perspectives at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

The company of The Norman Conquests in Table Manners, Manuel Harlan

The Norman Conquests

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

Ian McKellen as King Lear, Manuel Harlan

King Lear

William Shakespeare (Chichester Festival Theatre at Minerva Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

Strictly Murder,

Strictly Murder

Brian Clemens (Hello World Productions at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

Dreamboats and Petticoats,

Dreamboats and Petticoats

Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran (Bill Kenwright and Laurie Mansfield in association with Universal Music at The Hawth, Crawley).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

Will Keen and Ophelia Lovibond as Eustace and Lois, Catherine Ashmore

The Stepmother

Githa Sowerby (Chichester Festival Theatre at Minverva Theatre, Chichester).
Reviewer: Sheila Connor

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