Twespians, Network Gathering for Theatre Professionals, Returns with Nationwide Plans

Twespians, Network Gathering for Theatre Professionals, Returns with Nationwide Plans

After a change in management and a small hiatus, Twespians the social and network gathering for theatre professionals returned at a re-launch event on Wednesday 4th December 2013 at Wilton's Music Hall.

Twespians was the brainchild of Luke Murphy and Laura Tosney and started life as part of Social Media Week in 2010 at the Theodore Bullfrog, London. The event grew and over two years saw many Twespians events take place including theatre trips to Soho Theatre, The National Theatre, Richmond Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith amongst many others, Twespians Fringe Sessions - smaller, more specific events to help members become better arts and social media practitioners and of course regular social events which have included pup quizzes and a fair few hangovers!

Following their departure Laura and Luke set about finding a new team to run the event and after an incredibly hard and long tendering process decided to hand over Twespians to the team behind long-established theatre reviewing website The Public Reviews (

The Public Reviews' aims, outlined in their tender application, was to see Twespians move from being just a London event to being a network of nationwide events. The team are delighted to announce that steps have been put into place to make the move into all regions across the UK in 2014: the first two regional events will take place in East Anglia and Manchester in the first quarter of the year. Other dates and regions will be announced soon.

John Roberts, Executive Editor of The Public Reviews said:

"We were delighted to hear that Luke and Laura wanted The Public Reviews to take over the running of Twespians, and we are excited about bringing a series of exciting events and meetups over the next year across the country. Our aim is, and always will be, to stay true to what Luke and Laura created. There has always been a need and thirst for such events across the country and we are delighted to be in a position to be able to bring this unique group to other areas of the UK."

Twespians attracts members from across the UK, with companies including The Stage, Cameron Mackintosh Ltd, Hoipolloi, Channel 4, Sadler's Wells, SOLT, Spotlight, IdeasTap, ATG, Royal Academy of Dance, Lyric Hammersmith, Box of Tricks, BBC, RADA and Almeida Theatre being represented.

A full year of dates for Twespians (London) dates in 2014 have been announced , with details of sessions for sector-specific interest groups and full regional dates to be announced early in the New Year.

John and Glen are both available for Interview or to answer any questions you may have about Twespians and their plans for the event to go Nationwide.

If you are interested in supporting Twespians regionally at your venue or would like to get involved through sponsorship or indeed by offering practical support then please contact

John Roberts : | 07968 009764 | @laughingmonsta
Glen Pearce : | 07879 732315 | @glenpearce1 | @twespians |

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