Podcast: Book Club recommendations & Prisoner gossip with Amanda Muggleton

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If you have to work on your birthday, this is just the kind of work you want. After watching the wonderful Amanda Muggleton rip through her 90-minute one-woman comedy The Book Club on Friday night (14 October 2016), I joined her one-on-one on the onstage sofa for more hilarity plus champagne at our post-show Q&A at the King’s Head Theatre.

In The Book Club, Amanda plays suburban housewife Deb, whose two children have flown the coop and whose husband is in the grips of a marathon-focused menopause. She copes by disappearing into her books and joining a book club, where she gets the opportunity to live out one of her literary fantasies.

Leading New Zealand playwright Roger Hall first wrote The Book Club for Amanda, after seeing her in a production of Willy Russell’s Shirley Valentine. With regular updates to the script and reading lists over the years, she has toured it all over Australian to huge success.

Amanda, who was born and trained in London before finding success on stage and screen (not least in Prisoner of Cell Block H), has now brought The Book Club ‘home’ for its UK premiere in a limited season at London’s King’s Head Theatre.

It was a real birthday treat to talk to this fellow Libran (her birthday was last Tuesday) about the play, connecting with the audience (sometimes very physically), book recommendations, the Australian theatre scene, Prisoner of Cell Block H and much more. Thanks too to the producers for the birthday champagne!

Have a listen to the podcast for full details below, watch my pre-show, on-set video, have a scroll through live @BookClubOnStage Q&A tweets, and view Q&A photos by Peter Jones and production photos.

The Book Club continues at the King’s Head Theatre until 5 November 2016.

Pre-show video

Pre-show video @KingsHeadThtr. Follow @BookClubOnStage from 8.30 for live tweeting of my Q&A with @OfficialAmandaM pic.twitter.com/RFnPC7DzYY

— Terri Paddock (@TerriPaddock) October 14, 2016

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Q&A pics

 

Show pics

Live-tweeting

The Book Club Q&A – Curated tweets by MyTheatreMates

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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 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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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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