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‘He was a star maker, in every sense’: Celebrating the distinctive Broadway art of Al Hirschfeld

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Another constant for over 40 years was Al Hirschfeld, whose highly distinctive line drawing caricatures of Broadway accompanied the New York Times reviews of new openings. No one elevated the simple line drawing embodiment of Broadway to an art form in its own right quite as he did.

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New post-show Q&A: Join Terri Paddock in a free online discussion about Original Theatre’s Into the Night

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To celebrate the re-release of Original Theatre’s critically acclaimed, on-demand online production of Into the Night: The Story of the Penlee Lifeboat, and to commemorate the 41st anniversary of the real-life disaster, I’ll chair a FREE online discussion with playwright Frazer Flintham and Michael Sagar-Fenton, Cornish author of the book on which the play is based.

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VIDEO & PHOTOS: Theatre & politics make for a thrilling Triggered post-show Q&A

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One of the few things I enjoy even more than theatre is talking politics. So chairing a post-show discussion about a brilliant new political play, written and directed by a Westminster insider and lifelong activist, really is my idea of bliss. At the White Bear Theatre, I got to do just that for Triggered, Emma Burnell’s new play about a fictional deselection of a Labour MP ahead of the 2019 General Election.

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New post-show Q&A: Denmark will never be the same again in Lazarus Theatre’s Hamlet & Terri Paddock is going to find out why

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Hot on the heels of my post-show Q&A for Doctor Faustus, I’m pleased to announce I’ll return to Southwark Playhouse in January to continue my long-time association with Lazarus Theatre Company, discussing their brand-new production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

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New post-show Q&A: ‘A wry & compassionate retelling’ of A Single Man at the Park Theatre – Terri Paddock talks to the director & cast

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I’m thrilled to reunite with Troupe – after events for acclaimed productions including The Sweet Science of Bruising, Rasheeda Speaking, Dear Brutus and The Cardinal – to chair a post-show Q&A for Simon Reade’s new adaptation of Christopher Isherwood’s 1964 novel A Single Man at London’s Park Theatre.

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New post-show Q&A: Philip Ridley’s The Poltergeist goes from online to the Arcola Theatre & Terri Paddock is on hand to find out more

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After post-show Q&As for Tonight with Donnie Darko, Vincent River, Angry and Tender Napalm, I’m delighted to be invited to chair another discussion with Philip Ridley, one of the UK’s greatest and most innovative living playwrights. This time for the live stage premiere of his online lockdown hit The Poltergeist.

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VIDEO & PHOTOS: A devilish Q&A with the company of Lazarus Theatre’s Doctor Faustus

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What might entice you to sell your soul to the devil? Fame? Riches? Immortality? World peace? A rent-free London flat? Four pints of Guinness? At my post-show Q&A for a production of Doctor Faustus, that was an irresistible question to pose to the company. But before that, we covered much else to do concerning adaptation and the creative process, with a lot of fun and laughter.

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VIDEO & PHOTOS: A memorable night of both sadness & celebration with the cast & creatives of Proforca’s Flashbang

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The death of Queen Elizabeth II was announced just before my arrival at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre. Like the rest of the country, the theatre staff had been braced for the sad news. So the world premiere of Proforca’s Flashbang was preceded by a public address and collective silence.

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‘This is a show that brings pure post-pandemic joy’: Arlene Phillips explains why The Cher Show is ‘unmissable & fabulous’

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Both have successful decade-spanning careers. Both are driven and fiercely independent. And then there’s the mutual love of sequins. Arlene Phillips talks to Vicky Edwards about Girl Power, refusing to act her age and why The Cher Show is an unmissable and fabulously feel-good extravaganza.

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‘This show has a strong message for today’: Sera Maehara returns to the role of Liat in South Pacific in London & on tour

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Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon chatted to Sera Maehara about reprising her role as Liat in Daniel Evans’ production of South Pacific. We chatted to Sera Maehara about reprising her role as Liat in Daniel Evans’ production of South Pacific. How does it feel to be part of this production once again?I
feel very grateful to be back in this show. The process is very exciting, it’s not just coming back to what we found last year, but also discovering new approaches and adjusting to what feels right for us this year.