Mark Shenton is Associate Editor of The Stage as well as its joint chief theatre critic, and has written a daily online column since 2005. He also reviews theatre for Londontheatre.co.uk. He has taught at ArtsEd London in Chiswick on musical theatre history for the last five years as well as on the BA Acting course. He regularly hosts live public interviews for venues that have included the National Theatre, the British Library and the Donmar Warehouse with guests that have included Tom Stoppard, Stephen Sondheim, Peter Shaffer, Nicholas Hytner, Bill Kenwright and Simon Russell Beale, amongst many others. He has written liner notes for a number of original cast albums, including the West End recording of Chicago. Mark was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, came to London when he was 16 and has never looked back. He read law at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. He is also currently chairman of the Drama section of the Critics' Circle, and is also on the board of Mercury Musical Developments. You can follow him on Twitter @shentonstage.