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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More questions than answers: thoughts on censorship

Triggered by the attention given last year to half a century of The Theatres Act, National News Editor and London Reviewer Sandra Giorgetti offers a think piece on the many faces of censorship.
Alexis Gregory: Riot Act

Touring News – June 2019

Sandra Giorgetti looks at the tours that take to the road next month including Alexis Gregory's LGBTQ solo play Riot Act which pays the 50th anniversary weekend of the Stonewall riots and a new production of musical Grease, the first in 25 years.
Occam's Razor - This Time

Touring News – May 2019

Sandra Giorgetti looks at the tours that take to the road next month including the inaugural tour of Wildcard with Electrolyte, The Tiger Lillies' 30th anniversary tour with Devil’s Fairground and Jonny Cotsen's Louder Is Not Always Clearer about how he negotiates life as a deaf man in a hearing world.
Flux by Smoking Apples

Touring News: April 2019

Sandra Giorgetti looks at the tours that take to the road next month including a circus in miniature for babies aged 0-18 Inside Little Top and the comically gothic poem The Mystery of the Raddlesham Mumps from poet and performer Murray Lachlan Young, for those enjoying Easter school holidays.
Michelle Todd - Bess the Commoner Queen

Touring News – March 2019

Sandra Giorgetti looks at the tours that take to the road next month and sees that themes of identity and finding oneself run through many shows including Papatango Prize winning The Funeral Director, Chris Thorpe's Status, The Picture of Dorian Gray and even Passionate Machine in which the first female time travelling doctor gets stuck in the past.
Peril at Sea

Touring News – February 2019

Sandra Giorgetti looks at the tours that take to the road next month and two that don’t. To Kill A Mockingbird which was to have started touring in February has been cancelled following legal threats by Scott Rudin's company which claims the rights and Doctor Dolittle has closed early due to poor advance sales.
The Shy Manifesto

Touring News – January 2019

Sandra Giorgetti looks at the tours that take to the road in January including solo shows The Shy Manifesto, Do You Think That’s Wise? The Life and Times of John Le Mesurier, and a double bill of East Belfast Boy and Every Day I Wake Up Hopeful, and an equal measure of thrillers, old and new.
The Little Prince

Touring News – December 2018

Sandra Giorgetti looks at the tours that take to the road next month and sees autobiographical refugee story Pizza Shop Heroes and raunchy cult The Rocky Horror nestle between some family shows.
How To Catch A Krampus - Pleasance Islington

Everyone loves a panto – oh no they don’t!

If you think slosh scenes are tosh and audience participation is pants then pantos just aren’t your thing. Sandra Giorgetti suggests some alternative shows on offer for the festive season for young and old.
Ballet Boyz - Young Men

The Armistice and the theatre of war

Sandra Giorgetti looks at theatre's response to the First World War as the centenary of the Armistice approaches.