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Actually post-show Q&A: Grappling with the grey areas around truth & consent

In Features, Interviews, London theatre, Native, Opinion, Photos, Plays, Quotes, Special Events, Ticket recommendations by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

Can we ever really know what happened between two people behind closed doors? That’s the question at the heart of Anna Zeigler’s provocative new two-hander Actually, and one the company, audience and I grappled with after last week’s performance at Trafalgar Studios.

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‘If you like the film, you will most likely enjoy the stage show’: SCHOOL OF ROCK – West End ★★★★

In Children's theatre, London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Reviews, Ticket recommendations by The Family StageLeave a Comment

For anyone unfamiliar with the show, it is based on the 2003 film starring Jack Black as a wannabe rock-star who masquerades as a private school teacher and ends up taking his class to Battle of the Bands. If you like the film, you will most likely enjoy the stage show. On the flip side, don’t go in expecting big surprises.

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Games for Lovers Q&A video: Just how much has dating really changed… for good or bad?

In Features, Interviews, London theatre, Native, Plays, Quotes, Special Events, Sticky, Ticket recommendations, Video by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

After The Girl on the Train post-show Q&A, director Anthony Banks and I had to squeeze in another one together to his second current hit in London, Games for Lovers – which also meant I got to return to The Vaults for producer James Seabright’s third offering this summer.

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Post-show Q&A: How many different ways can one audience interpret Equus?

In Features, Interviews, London theatre, Native, Opinion, Photos, Plays, Quotes, Ticket recommendations, Twitter by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

How many different ways can one play be interpreted? The company of Equus were very keen not to impose their opinions but the audience at last night’s post-show Q&A at Trafalgar Studios had plenty of their own. Which were right? All of them! And what a knowledgeable audience it was. Many had seen this or other previous […]

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Q&A video: Why Creation’s The Tempest is worth travelling for & immersing yourself in

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After chairing events for London transfers of Creation Theatre’s The Pit and The Pendulum and Dracula, I was chuffed to be invited to see them on their ‘home turf’ in Oxford and host a post-show Q&A for their new gaming take on Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

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Q&A video: Why is it so important to know your history in The Time Of Our Lies?

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A quick show of hands at this week’s Q&A at the Park Theatre confirmed my suspicion: most people, even left-leaning people, have not heard of Howard Zinn. Like those in the audience, before this show, I counted myself amongst them. So by that measure alone, Bianca Bagatourian’s The Time Of Our Lies is a success.

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NEWS: Six stars & Matthew Broderick amongst The Stage Debut Awards nominations

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The Stage today (8 August 2019) announces the shortlist for The Stage Debut Awards 2019. The awards, now in their third year and presented in association with Access Entertainment, celebrate the best breakthrough talent in theatre, from actors and directors to designers, writers, composers and lyricists, all of whom have made their professional debuts in the past year.