Sarah Crompton joins WhatsOnStage as theatre critic
Former Telegraph arts editor Sarah Crompton has joined WhatsOnStage as its joint chief theatre critic.
Holly Williams has also joined the online publication as a new staff critic.
Crompton, who has been a freelance writer since she left the role of arts editor-in-chief at The Daily Telegraph in 2014, will replace Michael Coveney in the role. Coveney left the publication earlier this month after 10 years.
Crompton said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be joining WhatsOnStage and contributing theatre reviews and blogs to its expanding and significant platform. It is a brilliant forum for telling the story of British theatre at a fascinating and vibrant time, and from my point of view fits perfectly with my work for other organisations.”
She will join Matt Trueman as joint lead critic, while Williams – formerly of The Independent and The Independent on Sunday – will work alongside them.
Both will take up their roles immediately.
WhatsOnStage managing director Sita McIntosh said: “I couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome Sarah and Holly to the WhatsOnStage team. To have writers of their calibre join us, alongside managing editor Daisy Bowie-Sell and Matt Trueman, will ensure the company’s position at the forefront of online theatre journalism.”