Mates blogger: Terri Paddock


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Terri Paddock
Terri Paddock runs MyTheatreGroup, which provides content and social media marketing services for theatre clients across channels including MyTheatreMates.com, StageFaves.com, Stage Talk and TerriPaddock.com. Previously, Terri Paddock founded WhatsOnStage.com and the WhatsOnStage Awards, running the company and its events from 1996 to 2013. Terri is also the author of two novels, Come Clean and Beware the Dwarfs, and has previously written for the Evening Standard, Independent, The Times and other national publications. She also produces the annual Critics' Circle Theatre Awards and acts as a digital, content strategy and event consultant for theatre, producers and other clients. She tweets about theatre at @TerriPaddock.
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The latest from Terri on MyTheatreMates

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WATCH Magic Goes Wrong post-show Q&A: What’s it like working with Penn & Teller… & JJ Abrams?

In Features, London theatre, Native, Photos, Special Events, Sticky, Ticket recommendations, Twitter, Video by Terri Paddock

Abracadabra! As their weekly episodes of The Goes Wrong Show continue to delight television audiences, I was delighted to continue my series of Mischief Theatre post-show talks with a return to the Vaudeville Theatre to catch up with the company’s co-writers – Jonathan Sayer, Henry Lewis and Henry Shields – and their co-stars in the latest goes-wrong stage comedy.

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REHEARSAL PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of the page-to-stage premiere of Crongton Knights

In Children's theatre, Featured Shows, Features, London theatre, Native, Photos, Plays, Regional theatre, Ticket recommendations, Touring, Twitter, Video by Terri Paddock

Can you stick to the beat? Looks like it’s a prerequisite for the cast of the new beatbox-infused adaptation of Alex Wheatle’s award-winning 2016 Young Adults’ novel Crongton Knights. Sneak a peek inside the rehearsal room – and then get booking!

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Watch COPS’s post-show Q&A: How does a new play feel like a finely minted period revival?

In Featured Shows, Features, London theatre, Native, Photos, Plays, Special Events, Ticket recommendations, Twitter, Video by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

To me, COPS, set in 1950s Chicago, comes across as so authentically period that it feels like it must be a finely minted revival. But it’s not: it’s a new play. Even more surprising then that it’s written by an author I’d never heard of before.

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WATCH Curtains post-show Q&A video: Why has it taken so long for Kander & Ebb’s comedy to come to the West End?

In Features, Interviews, London theatre, Musicals, Native, Opinion, Photos, Quotes, Special Events, Sticky, Ticket recommendations, Touring, Video by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

Curtains, the murder mystery musical comedy by Chicago and Cabaret creators Kander & Ebb, had its Broadway premiere in 2007 in a production starring Frasier‘s David Hyde Pierce. Why has it taken so long for it to at last receive its West End premiere? And why is it so very perfect for the West End? […]

The post Post-show video and photos: Jason Manford on why Kander & Ebb’s <em>Curtains</em> is made for the West End appeared first on Terri Paddock.

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WATCH Potted Panto post-show Q&A video: Do you consider A Christmas Carol a pantomime?

In Features, Interviews, London theatre, Native, Opinion, Photos, Plays, Quotes, Special Events, Sticky, Ticket recommendations, Video by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

It’s official! Christmas is coming up fast. And that, of course, means it’s pantomime season. How do you choose which of the biggies to see this year? Why choose? See the seven (or maybe twelve) top pantomimes in one hilarious show care of Potted Panto.

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WATCH post-show video for Charles Dickens’ The Signalman: Do you believe in ghosts?

In Features, Interviews, London theatre, Native, Opinion, Photos, Plays, Quotes, Special Events, Ticket recommendations, Video by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

After Tania Amsel’s new play Blood Orange the night before, I returned to the Old Red Lion Theatre for Paragon Theatre’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ ghost story The Signalman. Dickens in December and it isn’t A Christmas Carol? This is a must-see for aficionados and newcomers alike.

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WATCH Escape From Planet Trash post-show Q&A video: Why have Sink the Pink blasted off to outer space?

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I had my own introduction to Ginger Johnson and Sink the Pink a year ago when I chaired a Q&A for How to Catch a Krampus, the first in a new queer trilogy at the Pleasance Theatre, which also marked the drag collective’s first-ever theatrical residency after a decade of mega club nights, festivals and glitter-doused parties.

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WATCH An Act of God post-show Q&A video: Is the Almighty a peri-menopausal woman… like Zoe Lyons?

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How do you get SIX MILLION followers on Twitter? As someone who spends all day most days on social media, I’m staggered by the very notion. It must require divine intervention… of sorts. David Javerbaum has achieved it.

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New post-show Q&A: Join Terri to quiz the original Mischief Theatre cast of new comedy Magic Goes Wrong

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As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A programme, and the fourth in a monthly Mischief Theatre series, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock talks to the cast and creatives for brand-new show Magic Goes Wrong, which follows Groan Ups in the company’s year-long residency at the Vaudeville Theatre. Got any questions?

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New post-show Q&A: Join Terri for Kander & Ebb musical Curtains in the West End

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Kander & Ebb’s 2007 Broadway musical whodunnit CURTAINS at last gets its West End premiere with a strictly limited month-long festive season from 13 December to 11 January 2020 at Wyndham’s Theatre, starring Jason Manford. On Sunday 15 December, Mate Terri Paddock chairs an unmissable post-show Q&A with the cast.