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Yerma Q&A video: Would Lorca have become the 20th-century’s greatest writer if he’d lived?

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Federico Garcia Lorca spent three months in Cuba in 1930 – six years before he was assassinated (aged just 38) by Franco nationalists in his native Spain. He fell in love with the Caribbean island nation and it with him. And it’s this association that inspired Jorge de Juan in his new adaptation of Lorca classic Yerma.

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The Wider Earth Q&A video: Theorising on the evolution of the puppet species at the Natural History Museum

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The Wider Earth is billed as one of the theatre events of the year – and, on this occasion, that’s no exaggeration. What a privilege for me to play a small part in helping to launch this spectacular and historic production, by chairing the production’s first post-show Q&A.

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As tickets go on sale for SIX’s return dates… WATCH Terri’s post-show Q&A with the Queens & writers

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As tickets go on sale today for the 16-week, by-overwhelming-popular-demand West End return season of SIX The Musical, here’s a must-watch (or watch-again) video for you: Terri Paddock chaired a post-show Q&A with the sextet of queens and writers Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss as they started their current, widely popular sell-out season at the Arts Theatre.

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Where We Began Q&A video: What if everyone was forced to return to their country of birth?

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Should country of birth define your identity or determine where you end up? Set in the near-future, Stand and Be Counted Theatre’s highly political new play Where We Began imagines a world where a new universal law mandates that everyone must return to where they were born and stay there.

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Blood Wedding Q&A podcast: The one where Terri went on instead of the play

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At the Omnibus Theatre last Wednesday, Blood Wedding’s 7.30pm start time was delayed as one of the actors was trapped on a broken down overground train. I was already there to chair a post-show Q&A with adapter/director George Richmond-Scott so we decided to make it a pre-show Q&A.

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Knights of the Rose Q&A video: Is this the ultimate cover-to-the-rescue story?

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At the Knights of the Rose post-show Q&A, the fun-filled audience discussion included riffing demonstrations, costume quips, a Wicked confession, coining of the term “rockspeare” for the show’s new genre combining classical text with classic rock music, and a milestone birthday sing-song.

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Post-show Q&A video: How It Happened in Key West was nearly Love Never Dies

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Andrew Lloyd Webber came up twice in conversation at this week’s post-show for It Happened in Key West. The second pertained to the title of the show which, many years ago, when Jeremiah James was first inspired by a late-night television documentary about Count Carl von Cosel.