New post-show Q&A: Join Terri in Hackney on 31 July to learn How to Save the World

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As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Wednesday 31 July 2019, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock visits Hackney’s Studio 9294 for the first time for the premiere of Chekhov-inspired devised piece How to Save the World. Got any questions?

Wondering How to Save the World? Could Chekhov be the answer to finding out how ‘we could all be heroes’? I’m looking forward to talking to up-and-coming theatremaker Patrick Bayele and his exciting young company about their process of bringing Chekhov’s 1895 classic bang up to date (and to visiting a very cool new-to-me venue!)…

The Seagull, the first of Chekhov’s four major Russian classics, follows the relationships and artistic differences between a quartet of conflicted characters: Trigorin, Nina, Madam Arkadina and Konstantin.

How to Save the World gives them all a twist, new names, new settings and, in some cases, a new gender. The updated story revolves around Keira, an idealistic yet troubled drama student who longs to establish herself as a professional playwright by winning the London Student Drama Festival. However, the lengths that she and her cast of closest friends must go to in order to achieve artistic excellence will irrevocably change how they see the world, and themselves.

This reimagining, subtitled “We could all be heroes”, has been devised by the cast, under the directorship of Patrick Bayele, into a multidisciplinary production, bringing design, music, choreography and cuttingly real characters together to build a hilarious and heartbreaking 21st-century adaptation about the perils of our modern youth.

Bayele appears in the young cast alongside Archie Brown, Bea Oliver, Shavariya Padayachee, Alfie Noble, Maria Messias Mendes, Rosie Hodgson and James Garnham.

Following the 7pm performance on Wednesday 31 January 2019, I’ll be joined by writer-director Patrick Bayele and the cast of How to Save the World to find out more. Any questions? Join us!

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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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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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