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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Simone Saunders Chizzy Akudolu and Polly Frame: I Think We Are Alone (rehearsal image)

Touring News – February 2020

Sandra Giorgetti looks at the tours that take to the road next month which includes more than the usual number of shows for younger audiences.
Elizabeth McGovern in God of Carnage

Touring News – January 2020

Sandra Giorgetti looks at the tours that take to the road next month including the first tour from Cardiff's The Other Room with a trio of dystopian dramas, a gender-swapped classic Faustus: That Damned Woman and the last of Luke Wright's trilogy The Remains of Logan Dankworth.
Kneehigh’s Ubu! A Singalong Satire

Touring News – December 2019

Sandra Giorgetti looks at the tours that take to the road in December including Kneehigh’s political singalong Ubu! A Singalong Satire and two arena-sized adaptations, David Walliams's Grandpa’s Great Escape Live and Scrooge—The Funny Family Spectacular.
Gecko (rehearsal image)

Touring News – November 2019

Sandra Giorgetti looks at the tours that take to the road next month including the seasonal classic A Christmas Carol using Dickens's original script and Shook, the winning work of the Papatango New Writing Prize, which gets its début production.
Extraordinary Wall of Silence

Touring News: October 2019

Sandra Giorgetti looks at the tours that take to the road in October including Acephalous Monster from American performance artist Ron Athey, Fibres which tours Scotland and Lovecraft (Not The Sex Shop In Cardiff)/Cer I Grafu… Sori… Garu! which tours Wales.
The Home:this is not a bidet

There's No Place Like Home—with added urine

Reporter Sandra Giorgetti stayed at Christopher Green's The Home for 48 hours to experience life in a care home. Her stream-of-consciousness-journal is a personal insight into life in a place we call home, but which couldn't be further from our understanding of the word.
The Border

Touring News – September 2019

Sandra Giorgetti looks at the bumper crop of tours that take to the road in September including classics from all periods, musicals and plays on current hot topics male mental health and Brexit.
It’s True, It’s True, It’s True

Edinburgh in August

Sandra Giorgetti looks at the theatre festivals taking place in Edinburgh this month.
Still No Idea

Touring News – August 2019

Sandra Giorgetti looks at the tours that take to the road next month including the classics Two Trains Running and The Entertainer and newer works Toast and Still No Idea.
The Incident Pit by Chris Leicester

Touring News – July 2019

Sandra Giorgetti looks at the tours that take to the road next month including Scottish Youth Theatre's political piece about Brexit, technology and capitalism Act Of Repair, and Emma Rice's adaptation of Mallory Towers for her company Wise Children.