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 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 latest from Terri on MyTheatreMates

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The Comedy About a Bank Robbery Q&A video: How do a new cast put their stamp on a long-running show?

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What fun to return to the Criterion Theatre to see a brand-new cast put their stamp on Mischief Theatre’s The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, as the first in a series of monthly post-show Q&As with the comic geniuses. Watch the full discussion.

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Q&A video: 20 years after she wrote it, Paloma Pedrero witnesses the UK premiere of The Eyes of the Night

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I thought it was especially interesting to have lighting designer Nigel Lewis involved in the discussion – I was fascinated to hear how terrifying it was for him to plunge the stage into darkness for a lengthy portion of the evening.

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New post-show Q&A: Join Terri for the return of Danelaw, Peter Hamilton’s play about neo-Nazis

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As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock returns to the Old Red Theatre for the timely return of Danelaw, a grisly tale of British neo-Nazis, inspired by real events. Got any questions for writer Peter Hamilton and the company?

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Q&A video: Why did Arrows & Traps reset Jekyll & Hyde during the US presidential race?

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Arrows & Traps’ 18th production in its five-year history is also its tenth at London’s Brockley Jack Theatre, where it is now an associate company, and its third in a Gothic trilogy. And it’s a corker.

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The Crown Dual Q&A video: How do you tell the Queen’s life story with a cast of two?

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We were all madly checking our phones for news in the bars afterwards, but while Westminster dramas were going on, at Wilton’s Music Hall this week, we were getting to glorious grip with the (affectionate) comedy potential of the monarchy with The Crown Dual.

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New post-show Q&A: Join Terri for Mischief Theatre’s The Play That Goes Wrong

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As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A programme, and the third in a monthly Mischief Theatre series, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock returns to the Duchess Theatre for the show that started the juggernaut, the multi-award-winning uber-hit The Play That Goes Wrong. Got any questions?

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Queen of the Mist Q&A video: How does it feel to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel?

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How does it feel to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel… and survive? Michael John LaChiusa, who wrote a musical on just this subject, was on his way back to the States by the time I chaired my post-show Q&A to his Queen of the Mist.

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New post-show Q&A: Join Terri to quiz the original Mischief Theatre company of brand-new Groan Ups

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