New post-show Q&A: Join Terri for a rare revival of Jean Anouilh’s The Orchestra

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As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Tuesday 5 February 2019, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock returns to London’s Omnibus Theatre for The Orchestra. Got any questions?

After Q&A events in 2018 for The Pit and the Pendulum, Blood Wedding, The Yellow Wallpaper and The Soul of Wittgenstein, I’ll return to the Omnibus Theatre in 2019 for a rarely seen French modern classic…

“BANG, BANG, BANG. That’s love for you…”

Fizzing comedy and catastrophe collide in multi-award-winning director Kristine Landon-Smith’s revival of The Orchestra, the neglected 1960 play by celebrated French dramatist Jean Anouilh, whose other often-absurdist classics include Antigone, Eurydice, The Lark and Becket.

A third-rate orchestra in a French spa town play time-worn musical arrangements to an indifferent audience. In between the musical interludes, idle chit-chat reveals the power struggles that lurk behind the ensemble’s shiny veneer.

As the overture descends into an intoxicating symphony of piercing jealousy, bizarre gossip and thwarted emotions, the musicians reach an unexpected finale – but the music goes jauntily on…

For the Q&A after the 7.30pm performance of The Orchestra on Tuesday 5 February 2019, I’ll be joined by director Kristine Landon-Smith and members of the company.

 

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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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