Who am I?
"You're a bloody legend!" – Warren Mitchell
"You're a c**t" – Richard Littlejohn
"You are banned" – Steven Berkoff
(all genuine quotations)
These are some of the people I've been over the last 25 years or so – click on image to view it at full size...
As you can see, at various times I've been John Candy, Santa Claus, Wayne Hussey of The Mission, Beach Boy Brian Wilson in his "sandbox" period, theatre directors Peter Hall, Ian Rickson and Polly Teale, and – briefly – Art Garfunkel.
(Yes, you may have noticed one of them isn't actually me, but I used the picture on a photo-I.D. card and nobody ever queried it, so I reckon it deserves a place here...)
Frankly horrifying, isn't it?
Right, first things
The unique selling point of this site is
my archive of over 2800 theatre reviews 1989-2011
– every review I'd written in my professional career and could track down when building this site.
So, if that's where you want to go, off you go.
If you like, you can search here:
As for the rest of it...
OK, so the last front page had been up for several
and was beginning to look not so much quaint as antediluvian. So
here's a linktastic quasi-CV to replace it. Some of the links are
to bits of this site, some to elsewhere.
|Full name:||Terence Ian Shuttleworth|
|Date of birth:||6th July, 1963|
|Place of birth:||Belfast|
|E-mail:||by clicking here|
(doctoral research student 1987–1990)
Royal Belfast Academical Institution 1975–1982
|Current regular work:||Financial
as theatre, comedy and sometime live music critic since 1994, (joint)
senior theatre critic 2007—,
reviewing in London, nationally and internationally
The Lady (no, really) as junior theatre critic
London Evening Standard
Independent (also Award/Listings Administrator and judge, Edinburgh Fringe coverage and Independent Theatre Award, 1990–95)
Stagebill (New York) magazine
Plays & Players (incl. writing and editing Fringe section of 1993 Yearbook)
What’s On In London
City Life (Manchester)
Don’t Tell It
BBC Radio 4Kaleidoscope
|Other:||edited a series of books for Campden
UK Theatre reviewer for www.divento.com (European arts review/listings Web site run by Vivendi Universal),
from its inception in 2000 to its demise in late 2002
Theatre and comedy reviewer for Teletext, from 2004 until the section was abolished in November 2005
Editor/publisher of Theatre Record magazine 2004–16
|1991–2002:||Editor, Noises Off, daily magazine of National Student Drama Festival|
|1991–1993:||Editor, Theatre and Books sections, City Limits magazine|
|Publications, performance, media:|
|Books:||The Föhn Directory¸
of verse, 1987
(“the only real poet” of my generation – Geoffrey Hill)
Ken & Em (unauthorised Branagh/Thompson biography), Headline Books, 1994
Major contributor to Reading The Vampire Slayer: An Unofficial Critical Companion To Buffy & Angel, surprise best-seller, Tauris Parke, 2001 (revised and updated second edn. 2004)
|Theatrical:||Some 30 student
as actor, director and/or producer
Wrote/performed/designed/produced/marketed solo stand-up show
Critical Mass ("Comic Genius" –The Independent) on Edinburgh Fringe 1997 (subject of scurrilous Channel Four TV programme in the Critical Condition series, 1998), and double-act Critical Mass II: Return Of The Hack in 1998
Acting/production work on the 24-hour play The Warp by Neil Oram,
presented by Ken Campbell, in several of its 1997-2000 manifestations
Screen appearances include White Knuckle Ride (short, 1993)
and El Efecto Mariposa (The Butterfly Effect) (Fernando Colomo, 1996)
|Music:||Founded and continue to run music label Cemental
issuing some 40 cassette/CD titles since 1982 from roster of
more than two dozen artists.
Production, engineering, programming, mixing, instrumental, vocal,
press and marketing work.
Once knocked U2 off the number one spot!
|No relation to:||Ian
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