2 minutes with: Roger Foss, editor, Theatregoer

What is on the cards for Theatregoer magazine now you are editor? We are the pre-eminent theatre magazine in the UK, so we don’t want to change too much. But there will be some announcements later in the year. I can’t tell you yet, I’m afraid.

Nothing at all?
Not really. Apart from to say that we added the Daily Mail's Michael Coveney to our bank of theatre writers a couple of weeks ago.

Right. So who reads Theatregoer?
We are distributed free to theatre foyers in the West End, as well as to other London theatres and to 250 of the main theatreland hotels. Readers could be those visiting London, or regular theatre fans who want the latest news about the stars and celebrities in London's theatreland.

What does Theatregoer cover?
We do a lot of interviews – in our May issue we have Sixth Sense star Olivia Williams, for example, who is coming to London to act in a Jacobean tragedy. We also write features and go behind the scenes at exciting performances coming to London. Also in May, there's a feature giving tips on how to see good theatre without spending a fortune. Our news pages tell readers about anything theatre-related – Hollywood actors coming to London to take to the stage, or Andrew Lloyd Webber's reality TV search for a Sound of Music star, for example. And we cover related products such as DVDs and CDs.

Do you write about pre-theatre restaurants or local hotels?
At the moment they are mostly covered through advertising, but it is worth PROs calling to see if there might be editorial opportunities.

How should PROs get in touch?
We need to hear about plays and events at least a month before they happen. Both email and phone calls are fine. Hi-res colour jpgs really help and we are always interested in hearing about film or TV stars taking to the stage.

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