As this site has only just launched, we don’t really know what people need assistance with yet. If you’ve found a mistake on the site, please do not get in touch – create an account and correct the mistake yourself!
- My local theatre is missing; I’m missing; This famous actor/ play/ theatre/ production is missing!
- Theatricalia is based around productions – if a play has not been and is not going to be performed, or if a theatre has never or is not going to host a production, it does not yet need to be on the site. To add a production, follow the simple interface (you can also follow links from any existing place or play page), and you can add any missing play, place, or people along the way.
- What do I do if there are two entries for the same play/ place/ production company/ person?
- Please use the duplicate link on one entry, and then the button that appears on the duplicate entry, to let me know about the duplicate. I will merge one into the other, hopefully without losing any information.
- I have some theatre programmes, but I don’t have the time to enter all the information. How can I help?
- Please upload programme pictures to our Theatricalia Flickr group. That way, someone else might have the time to add the information. Every little helps.
- I have a database of theatre productions that I would like to put on Theatricalia – is that possible?
- It is indeed, and thank you – please get in touch and we’ll get it on the site without you having to type it all in again!
- That’s not a Google Map, or even a normal OpenStreetMap map.
- Correct – it’s made using CloudMade’s map style editor, and is an altered version of the RideTheCity 3 style. I think it’s rather pretty.
- How does the search work? I typed Katie Stevens and it knew I meant Katy Stephens.
- It’s magic, in the Arthur C. Clarke sense. Actually, it involves a nifty thing called homophone matching. If you’re interested, the algorithm I use is available on my GitHub.
- The space between the “C” and the “Clarke” in the previous question is smaller than a normal space. You’ve gone a bit overboard typographically, haven’t you?
- No. Websites can try and follow The Elements of Typographic Style; it’s nicer. I am happy every time I see the profile pages using the possessive apostrophe correctly; that dates are all printed prettily; that the only ' and " on this site will be if a play title includes feet and inches (and at that point I’ll have to write some code for that). Please make sure your contributions use correct spelling and grammar. ☺
- You’re missing a country from your list?
- To paraphrase the United Nations list of countries:
“The designations employed and the presentation of country or area names in this list do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of [us] concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.”
- I have a bug report or feature request
- Please do get in touch.