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,, Stage Talk and Previously, Terri Paddock founded 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 renowned 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 horrors of Headlong’s 1984 strike close to home

In Features, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

I came home from the opening night of Headlong’s 1984 at the Almeida Theatre in a foul mood. It’s a brilliant production and a slick adaptation by Robert Icke (@robertwicke) and Duncan Macmillan (@SleeveNotes) – though slightly over-reliant on the gimmick of performing key scenes backstage and then projecting them onto Orwell’s ever-present telescreens, hung […]

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Saskia Reeves’ two contrasting roles: The Mistress Contract and A Disappearing Number

In Features, London theatre, Opinion, Photos, Plays, Reviews by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

Two things kept coming to mind as I watched The Mistress Contract at the Royal Court. The two-hander, starring Saskia Reeves and Danny Webb, is based on a memoir, authored by the anonymous She and He and published last year. The book, and subsequent play by Abi Morgan, details the couple’s three-decade consensual and contractual […]

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Old versus young actors and audiences: Home Sweet Home

In Features, Inspiring people, London theatre, News, Opinion, Quotes, Regional theatre by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

Every subsidised theatre, as well as PR and social media savvy commercial producers, has an audience development agenda. Though the idea, of course, is to make theatre accessible to all, including ethnic minorities and disabled groups, the lion’s share of the outreach attention and effort is directed at getting young people into theatre. (Ticketmaster’s recent […]

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Catching the theatre bug young: more are, according to Ticketmaster

In Features, Inspiring people, London theatre, Musicals, News, Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

I’m a sucker for a good infographic so, in writing about old vs young audiences in my blog about Home Sweet Home, I couldn’t resist dusting off this Ticketmaster infographic from the State of Play report the world’s leading ticket agency published in September 2013. Amongst other factoids, according to the Ticketmaster data and research, […]

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Roger Lloyd Pack won’t be resting in peace – he’ll be singing

In Features, Inspiring people, Opinion, Plays by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

When a loved actor dies, those of us in the business mourn the person as well as the future performances that we’ll now never see. And we reflect on past performances and, if you’re a journalist, what they were like in past interviews. It is received wisdom that actors and journalists – interviewees and interviewers […]