As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A programme, and the fourth in a monthly Mischief Theatre series, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock talks to the cast and creatives for brand-new show Magic Goes Wrong, which follows Groan Ups in the company’s year-long residency at the Vaudeville Theatre. Got any questions?
Kander & Ebb’s 2007 Broadway musical whodunnit CURTAINS at last gets its West End premiere with a strictly limited month-long festive season from 13 December to 11 January 2020 at Wyndham’s Theatre, starring Jason Manford. On Sunday 15 December, Mate Terri Paddock chairs an unmissable post-show Q&A with the cast.
I loved the recent outrageously lavish West End production of 42nd Street at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, but was annoyed I didn’t get a chance to return to see the recast before it finished earlier this year – which saw Bonnie Langford return the adaptation of this Hollywood Golden Age musical 25 years after she first starred as the show’s young ingenue.
Are you fans of Isabel Allende’s The House of the Spirits? Allende’s multi-award-winning debut novel, released in 1982, charts four generations of one family from the 1920s and the 1970s, and how tightly entwined their personal fortunes are with political winds of change.
As part of her ongoing post-show talk series, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock heads to a Charles Dickens’ show in December… that isn’t A Christmas Carol! Got any questions for the team behind The Signalman at the Old Red Lion Theatre?
Actor Constanza Ruff is a big fan of novelist, and fellow Chilean, Isabel Allende. We talked to her about performing the stage adaptation of Allende’s best-known novel The House of the Spirits in both English and Spanish in a brand-new bilingual production at the Cervantes Theatre.
I’ve been remiss in not getting back up to Kilburn, where I lived for many years, since the reopening of Kiln Theatre. But I was able to put that right with a trip to artistic director Indhu Rubasingham’s world premiere production of Anupama Chandresekhar’s When the Crows Visit.
In The Good Scout’s final sell-out week at Above the Stag Theatre, Mate Terri Paddock returned to chair a post-show discussion with writer-director Glenn Chandler and his cast about the play’s frightening timeliness.
As part of her ongoing post-show talk series, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock reunites with drag collective Sink the Pink for the second annual alternative Christmas offering at the Pleasance, Escape From Planet Trash. Got any questions?
As the RSC’s latest staging of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, here’s a throwback to when Mate Terri Paddock chaired a fascinating panel discussion in Stratford-upon-Avon around the themes in the play and production.
Three generations and 500-odd pages of Isabel Allende’s best-selling 1982 novel The House of Spirits come to life onstage at London’s Cervantes Theatre in Paula Paz’s brand-new bilingual production. Have a look at sneak-peek production photo gallery – and then get booking!
After Rat Pack Confidential and Sinatra and Me, Richard Shelton wanted to take a new look at the life of Frank Sinatra, on the eve of his (short-lived) retirement. Terri Paddock chaired a Sinatra: Raw post-show talk.
Caridad Svich’s award-winning stage adaptation of Isabel Allende’s best-selling 1982 novel The House of Spirits is now previewing at London’s Cervantes Theatre. We thumbed through the novel for a reminder of some of our favourite quotes. How many feature in the play?
I’m a big fan of the late, Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright (and Oscar-nominated actor) Sam Shepard. How wonderful to be able to see and discuss one of his late plays, Ages of the Moon, which now receives its UK premiere two years after Shepard passed away.
As part of an ongoing series, I’ve chaired post-show talks with various Mischief Theatre casts this year, all of whom waxed lyrical about the brilliance of the company founders. Last week, I had a chance to pose questions to those original mischief-makers themselves at their brand-new comedy Groan Ups.
After its rave reviews and New Writing award at Edinburgh Fringe, Glenn Chandler’s new play The Good Scout has won another round of plaudits and an OffWestEnd.com nomination on its London transfer to Above the Stag Theatre, where it continues until 2 November. We’ve rounded up the review highlights. Time to get booking!
I feel like I’ve known writer Sarah Rutherford for years… that’s one of the positives of social media. (We follow each other on Twitter.) The irony is it’s her new play, The Girl Who Fell, about some of the negatives of social media that finally precipitated my meeting her in person.
A philosophising cat, a famished dog and a family of mites all make appearances – and strong impressions – in Mites, a new play by up-and-coming young British playwright James Mannion, written in the best traditions of the Theatre of the Absurd.
This one will get you into the Christmas spirit, guaranteed. I’m gearing up for the holidays with the hilarious duo of Dan & Jeff and their festive favourite Potted Panto, another in my series of post-show talks for producer James Seabright.
Ahead of my post-show Q&A tonight, I was at the Vaudeville Theatre for the official opening of the world premiere of Mischief Theatre’s new comedy Groan Ups last Thursday (10 October 2019).