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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.

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Schism Q&A video: Only 1 in 4 Brits have had a conversation with a disabled person. Have you?

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Two scratch-your-head stats shared during my post-show Q&A for Schism at London’s Park Theatre: one, less than five percent of the UK population has dated someone with a disability, and two – wait for it – only one in four have even had a conversation with a disabled person.

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The Swallow Q&A livestream: What happens when the playwright Skypes in from Madrid?

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Another post-show Q&A first for me. Due to a last-minute scheduling conflict, Spanish playwright Guillem Clua had to cancel his flight to London to attend his acclaimed two-hander THE SWALLOW at the Cervantes Theatre this week, but he desperately wanted to take part in the post-show discussion on Tuesday night – so the game team at the Cervantes slung up a big screen onstage and Guillem Skyped in from Madrid.

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Rasheeda Speaking Q&A livestream: How we talk to & about ‘other’ people isn’t black & white

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What a provocative play and post-show discussion! Are we all racist? How different are racial relations in 21st-century America versus Britain? How do we get more unheard voices onstage? Can white men tell valid stories about minority groups? Should they?