Mates blogger: Terri Paddock


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Terri Paddock
Terri Paddock runs the Terri Paddock Group, 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 is renowed for her 'legendary' post-show Q&As and 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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NEWS: Wales Millennium Centre closes til Jan with 250 roles affected; touring will suffer ‘for years to come’

In Native, News, Quotes, Regional theatre, Touring, Twitter by Terri Paddock

Wales Millennium Centre has announced that the venue will remain closed until at least January 2021, due to the devastating impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the theatre industry. Productions that have been cancelled or postponed include The Lion King, Welsh National Opera’s autumn season, The Book of Mormon and The Phantom of the Opera, which were all due to …

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WATCH Once post-show Q&A video: How does this touring production differ from the West End?

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

I first fell in love with Once after seeing the original 2007 independent Irish film. Then again when I the Tony Award-winning musical adaptation had its West End premiere in 2013. And now again on the musical’s first major UK tour.

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WATCH: Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em stars Joe Pasquale & Sarah Earnshaw on why they couldn’t wait to reprise their roles

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

I laughed my head off watching Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em, and afterwards, got onto the wonderfully kitsch 1970s set myself to interview stars Joe Pasquale and Sarah Earnshaw and writer-director Guy Unsworth.

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WATCH Sinners post-show Q&A video: How did Brian Cox approach directing his wife Nicole Ansari?

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

After a sold-out performance of Sinners, I was joined by writer Joshua Sobol, director Brian Cox and stars Nicole Ansari and Adam Sina about the development of this shocking play about a woman, about to be stoned to death, and her lover.

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New post-show Q&A with playwright Simon Stephens: Join Terri for the Old Red Lion’s Nuclear War-led triptych

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As part of her ongoing series of post-show talks, Mates founder Terri Paddock chairs an unmissable event with leading British playwright Simon Stephens following the first revival of his play Nuclear War, part of the Old Red Lion Triptych. Got any questions?

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WATCH Chaplin’s post-show Q&A: Why is being funny such a sad business?

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Have you ever seen Charlie Chaplin’s classic film The Great Dictator? Eighty years after it was released, it feels terrifyingly current. We get a glimpse of why with the inclusion of its final speech in Arrows & Traps’ latest offering.

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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?

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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.