Sandra Giorgetti

National News Editor and London Reviewer

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After dropping out of university (psychology and drama at Manchester) Sandra volunteered at the emerging Man in the Moon Theatre in Chelsea's King's Road for a number of years whilst holding down "proper jobs" that almost paid the rent. Under the auspices of Man in the Moon founder, Leigh Shine, she quickly became an Edinburgh Fringe obsessive with a seven shows a day addiction. One year Sandra got married between shows which brought down her daily average, and she went cold turkey after the birth of her first child.

Sandra was co-editor the Stephen Sondheim Society Magazine for a year prior to joining the team at the British Theatre Guide. In 2007 she completed a stage design course at the Theatre Museum; since then she has attended courses on theatre process and theatre and playwriting from 1570-1642. Sandra volunteered on First World War theatre project, Great War Theatre, marking the centenary of the Armistice. In January 2022 she was appointed an Offies Assessor.

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Features

Encore Musicians

The day the music dies

National news editor and London reviewer Sandra Giorgetti takes a look at a recent survey that puts figures on the desperate straits of UK musicians.
OffWestEnd report: £9m to save 100 theatres

Read 'em and weep

National news editor and London reviewer Sandra Giorgetti finds the recent figures announced by OffWestEnd brings tears to her eyes.
OnComm Awards - celebrating fringe work presented online

Flying the flag for the fringe

National news editor and London reviewer Sandra Giorgetti talks to OffWestEnd's Geoffrey Brown about the new award recognising fringe theatre work presented online.
Rt Hon Oliver Dowden MP

The art of letters – another missive for Dowden

National News Editor and London Reviewer Sandra Giorgetti is monitoring the letters landing on the doormat of DCMS Minister, Oliver Dowden.
Lord Gilbert of Panteg, chair of The House of Lords Communications and Digital Committee

A plague on whose House?

National News Editor and London Reviewer Sandra Giorgetti looks at the response to the recently convened Cultural Renewal Taskforce.
NRTF - National Rural Touring Forum

Size matters

Sandra Giorgetti considers theatre at this time of crisis, particularly the smaller venues and rural touring.
Daddy's Your Teacher Now! in the style of School of Rock

Thank you for the music

Sandra Giorgetti tries to keep track of the tracks available online during the current health crisis.
Rishi Sunak

One-star review for government's aid for self-employed workers

Sandra Giorgetti gives the government's aid for self-employed workers a one star review.
Outrageous Fortune

Touring News – March 2020

Sandra Giorgetti looks at the tours that take to the road in March including Sophie Woolley’s solo show Augmented, Welsh-language piece Tylwyth and the second instalment of Katie Arnstein’s trilogy, It’s A Girl!, Sexy Lamp.
Bradford Odeon

Theatres at Risk

Theatres Trust, the national advisory public body for theatres, has published the 2020 Theatres at Risk Register.