About Us

Why Matinée Dog?

The term is Victorian theatre slang to “Try it on the Matinée Dog” meant to test a new act or a new reading of a scene during a daytime performance. Plus we also thought it was also pretty catchy and cute with the potential to grow. Read on to find out more about us.

We care about quality content. Through our articles, reviews, news, competitions and giveaways there really will be something for all those theatre lovers out there!

Adam Richards & John Tosh

The founders of this site have been together for almost 12 years and have seen numerous shows together, from musicals to plays, to concerts and more. We are both avid thespians and enjoy to see as many shows as possible every year. We all know that 2020 was the year that the stages went dark and the ghost lights came on. Adam decided to set this site up with the support of John to encourage people to support theatre, and as a hobby alongside our day jobs. Adam has been an usher at Theatre Royal Plymouth for several years and enjoys nothing more than seeing how magic theatre is and how happy it makes people.

This site will showcase every show we have seen over the years with honest reviews, show information, links to book tickets, trailers, latest theatre news, prize draws, competitions and much more. If you would like to take part, have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact us here. We are always on the look out for reviewers and support staff so please do reach out if you have any ideas for our continued growth.

Coming soon! Matinée Dog supplies, why not own your own piece of magic.
We are starting off small, but who knows how big this could become, watch this space.
Want to get in touch, have a question, need to know more please just drop us a line.
Our highlighted show this month is SIX! A simply sensational show that packs a punch for sure!