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WATCH: An American ex-pat’s view on HAMILTON in London

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For all its considerable entertainment value, there are some vitally important messages here, about politics, society and the fragility of our institutions – messages that, 246 years after the birth of the world’s greatest modern democracy, are perhaps never more urgent than now. History has its eyes on us all, as one of Miranda’s lyrics reminds us.






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New post-show Q&A: Join Terri to talk to Broadway legend Sheldon Harnick about Rothschild & Sons

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As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Tuesday 30 January 2018 at London’s Park Theatre, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will talk to legendary Broadway lyricist Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof, She Loves Me) and the cast for the UK premiere of his musical Rothschild & Sons. Got any questions?






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New post-show Q&A: Join Terri for Into The Numbers’ Europrean premiere at the Finborough

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As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Wednesday 10 January 2018 at London’s Finborough Theatre, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will talk to the director and cast of Christopher Chen’s play Into the Numbers, which revolves around the Nanking massacre, one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century. Got any questions?






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Musicals vlog: Terri rounds up two Christmas shows plus The Woman in White, Barnum & more

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The emphasis is on Off-West End musicals I’ve seen recently, all of which have things to recommend them – Miracle on 34th Street and The Little Match Girl to get you into the Christmas spirit, The Woman in White to re-evaluate this overlooked Andrew Lloyd Webber and Barnum to see the Menier transformed and mourn the loss of the American circus institution.






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NEWS: Annual Critics Circle Awards, hosted by Mark Shenton, takes place 30 Jan

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As 2017 draws to a close, we look forward to the first awards ceremony of the new year celebrating the best of this year. The Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards has confirmed its annual ceremony on the last Tuesday of January – hosted and organised, respectively, by MyTheatreMates co-founders Mark Shenton and Terri Paddock.






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Post-show Q&A video: How has The Secondary Victim captured the blame-culture zeitgeist?

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Though written well before this year’s Harvey Weinstein scandal and escalating accusations of sexual misconduct across other industries, The Secondary Victim takes on an even more urgent topicality. We covered that and much more at the post-show discussion.