We’re excited that other media have also embraced the concept of My Theatre Mates and the Also Recognised Awards. Check back for updates…



I want to talk about my mates. Specifically my theatre mates. Over the past year I’ve made loads of them. One of the people I always admired from afar was the theatrical tour de force Terri Paddock…


THE CURTAIN UP SHOW: 20 March 2015

Terri Paddock popped into Resonance FM studios to talk to Curtain Up show presenters Tim McArthur and Nathan Matthews about MyTheatreMates, the Also Recognised Awards and life after WhatsOnStage.


Mark Shenton & Terri Paddock Launch Also Recognised Awards

Matt Hemley: Mark Shenton and Terri Paddock have joined forces to launch a new theatre awards voted for by the public. The Also Recognised Awards comprise 10 categories, including Musical Direction.

Shenton & Paddock Rival WhatsOnStage Awards

I have a lot of respect for Mark Shenton and Terri Paddock and am delighted to hear they are launching a new audience-voted, industry awards show of their own.

Shenton & Paddock Launch Also Recognised Awards

This new audience-voted, industry accolade recognises lesser-known talent and disciplines.

Also Recognised Awards Launched by Shenton Stage and Terri Paddock

New audience-voted theatre awards have been launched by original creators of the WhatsOnStage Awards – including UK’s first award for Musical Direction.

New Theatre Awards Aim to Recognise Vital But Neglected Production Categories

Leading theatre commentators Mark Shenton and Terri Paddock have teamed up to launch a new audience-­voted, industry accolade.

New Theatre Awards Announced

The inaugural Also Recognised Awards have just been launched by MyTheatreMates.com The awards cover ten categories, six of which were recently dropped by WhatsOnStage, founded by Paddock.

Also Recognised Awards Are a Vital Addition to Theatre

Being a Monday, the start of a new week I don’t think it could have been a better time for a revolution. Not just any revolution, a Theatre Awards revolution.

New Theatre Awards Celebrate Lesser-Known Shows

New, audience voted awards have been launched, that aim to celebrate often over looked categories in the arts world. The Also Recognised Awards offer an alternative to the WhatsOnStage Awards.

Exciting News from Leading Theatre Writers

Today has seen an exciting announcement from two of our best theatre writers, Terri Paddock and Mark Shenton, who have created a new collaborative website and a new celebratory awards.

Also Recognised Awards Launched

Leading theatre commentators Mark Shenton and Terri Paddock have teamed up to launch a new audience-voted awards that recognise Best Musical Direction and other overlooked categories.

Gongs that Pick up on Brilliance that Other Awards Ignore

The cornerstone of the Also Recognised Awards is the category for Best Musical Direction: something which is currently not recognised at conventional awards bodies.

Concert News: Also Recognised Awards

As we head towards this year’s Olivier Awards, leading theatre commentators Mark Shenton and Terri Paddock have teamed up to launch a new audience- voted, industry accolade.

Inaugural Also Recognised Awards

These new audience-voted theatre awards are launched by the original creators of the long-running WhatsOnStage Awards, Terri Paddock and Mark Shenton.



Caro quizzes Terri on the impetus for the awards and its inaugural categories, what’s eligible and why the audience is invited to vote, plus her other activities since leaving WhatsOnStage.

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