The premise for the new show is sillier than ever: set (loosely) at Crappersea Dog Pound, the pooches are putting their best paw forward in preparation for the Annual Rehoming Show. Which of them will find a human to accept them into their home?
As part of her resumed post-show talk series, Mates founder Terri Paddock will chair a discussion following the evening performance of drag Christmas cabaret comedy Dog Show at London’s Pleasance Theatre on Thursday 2 December 2021. Time to get booking!
More than four centuries after William Shakespeare died in 1616, aged 52 on his own birthday (23 April), questions remain about the authorship of his prodigious output – including nearly forty plays and more than 150 sonnets.
As much as it was possible for anyone the arts, Northern Comedy Theatre had a very good pandemic. When all performing arts venues closed, rather than wrap up their work, they ramped up.
More specifically in this story: would you have sex with a stranger if they paid you $1 million? And, for those in relationships, would you be tormented if your partner did?
While its limited run has now finished at the White Bear Theatre, you can still experience the joy of Anton Chekhov’s Vaudevilles care of MyTheatreMates founder Terri Paddock’s post-show discussion. Maybe another revival is on the cards?
The premise of The Picture of Dorian Gray – a man who stays forever young as a portrait of him locked in his attic ages – has become so much a part of our culture that most people will recognise the reference even if they’ve never read Oscar Wilde’s original 1890 novella or seen any of the myriad stage and screen adaptations since.
As part of her resumed post-show talk series, Mates founder Terri Paddock will chair a discussion following the evening performance of James Woolf’s new play Empty in Angel at London’s Old Red Lion Theatre on Saturday 20 November 2021. Time to get booking!
As part of her resumed post-show talk series, Mates founder Terri Paddock will chair a discussion following the performance of Lidless Theatre’s tenth-anniversary revival of Philip Ridley’s provocative Tender Napalm, at London’s King’s Head Theatre on Tuesday 7 November 2021. Time to get booking!
As part of her resumed post-show talk series, Mates founder Terri Paddock will chair a discussion following the performance of Mercurius Theatre’s revival of Anton Chekhov’s Vaudevilles, adapted by Michael Frayn, at London’s White Bear Thatre on Wednesday 27 October 2021. Time to get booking!
Mates founder Terri Paddock will chair a post-show discussion for the London premiere of The Tragedy of Dorian Gray, Blue Devil Theatre’s updating of Oscar Wilde’s classic, at the Drayton Arms Theatre on 23 October 2021. Time to get booking!
I was immediately hooked when Glenn Chandler told me he had written a new musical inspired by that history, staged at Above the Stag, which in its current home beneath the railway arches at Albert Embankment, actually borders the Gardens.
We are back on for brand-new biting black comedy Snowflakes, for which I was originally due to chair a post-show Q&A in April 2020. The inaugural play from Dissident Theatre Company now premieres this autumn at the Old Red Lion Theatre.
Wildly funny new musical The Pleasure Garden takes a peek through the bushes to discover the bawdy history of Vauxhall’s history as a hedonistic playground. It premieres at Vauxhall’s own Above the Stag Theatre, on the edge of the park where the story is set.
I don’t have children so the 2013 release of Disney’s animated film of Frozen largely passed me by. It wasn’t until a Christmas a couple of years later that I finally saw the film.
Lately is the third new play premiered by and specially created for new writing company Proforca Theatre to be performed at London’s Lion & Unicorn Theatre. Terri Paddock hosts a Q&A.
How far are you willing to go to get what you most desire? That’s the question at the bloody heart of Salome. And it’s a question that so fascinates Lazarus Theatre that they’re now having a third go at Oscar Wilde’s provocative 1891 tragedy based on the Biblical tale.
Despite threats that Cinderella might be cancelled for good, or exported to a more supportive arts climate, here it is at last and, I am happy to report, this ball of a show was worth the wait.
If it weren’t for Covid-19, we probably wouldn’t have Jersey Boys back in the West End. The return of the blockbuster Broadway bio-musical about The Four Seasons closed in the West End in 2017 after nine years, first at the 1727-seat Prince Edward Theatre followed by the 1232-seat Piccadilly Theatre.
Five spine-tingling ghost stories are woven into the action on one stormy night in When Darkness Falls, premiering this month at the Park Theatre. All are grounded in folklore from the island of Guernsey, where the play is set and where its co-writer and director Paul Morrissey grew up.