Podcast: AYULTP looks back on #theatre2014 discoveries including the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

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The candelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe opened its doors in January 2014 After perusing so many other people’s year-end, best of lists, and compiling a few of mine, I hugely enjoyed taking part in the “As Yet Unnamed London Theatre Podcast” (cunningly named) comprehensive #theatre2014 review of the year discussion. These guys - TRP Watson, Gareth James, Phil from West End Whingers and Shakespeare lecturer Julie Raby – are dedicated, lifelong theatregoers and SO incredibly knowledgeable. No doubt, they could teach many national newspaper critics a thing or two. Watson has edited a lively debate, which lasted more than two hours, into a great listen. We concluded by identifying discoveries we’d made during the year, be they new or rediscovered: the Globe’s indoor Jacobean Sam Wanamaker Playhouse and the breadth and brilliance of The Kinks’ back catalogue, as demonstrated in Sunny Afternoon, figured on most of our lists. For my personal discoveries, I added East Is East director Sam Yates and Southwark Playhouse, my much-loved local providing high-quality drama on my doorstep. Key start points to aim for if you’re short time: Almeida [0:00:17] Royal Court [0:05:36] Young Vic [0:12:58] Donmar Warehouse [0:15:45] National Theatre [0:20:14] West End plays and St James’ Theatre [0:27:07] Old Vic [0:39:27] Hampstead Theatre [0:41:47] Southwark Playhouse and Arcola [0:48:37] Musicals [0:51:00] Contributors’ theatre discoveries of 2014 [0:58:34] Sam Wanamaker Playhouse [1:01:38]   For links to more AYULTP podcasts As Yet Unnamed London Theatre Podcast  In-depth discussion about the highlights, lowlights, trends, artistic directors and discoveries that made 2014 such an interesting year in London theatre. Including comment from me, Terri Paddock! ayu-londontheatre.org Created using,
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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 renowed 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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