Join Terri for European premiere of award-winning US drama The Gulf

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As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Saturday 21 April 2018, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will talk to the director and cast of the European premiere of award-winning US drama THE GULF. Got any questions?

American dramatist Audrey Cefaly gets her UK debut with this European premiere of her award-winning play THE GULF. Let’s dive in together…

“I’m not the answer, baby. I’m not. I’m just me.”

Lovers Betty and Kendra waste away a languid summer day fishing on the Alabama Delta, stranded on a boat together, they are forced to confront their differences and untangle the issues they’re faced with.

With a lesbian relationship at the heart of the play, THE GULF is an honest representation of the challenges all relationships can endure, no matter the sexuality.

THE GULF – which runs at Tristan Bates Theatre from 17 April to 5 May 2018 – is directed by Matthew Gould, whose many other recent credits include The Secondary Victim, Pete ‘n’ Keely and I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road – all of which I’ve also chaired Q&As for – as well as, back at Tristan Bates, the forthcoming actor-musician musical San Domino (and, yes, I’ve got a Q&A scheduled for that one too).

Hailing from the Deep South in America, Audrey Cefaly is a multi-award-winning writer whose work draws inspiration from her home state of Alabama and the Gulf Coast region. Her work is “finely tuned to the colourful voices and stories of working-class people and seeks to explore the human condition through intimate character‐driven vignettes expressly designed and edited to effect a cathartic release for the viewer”. Her other plays include Love is a Blue Tick Hound, Maytag Virgin and Alabaster.

After the 2.30pm matinee performance of THE GULF on Saturday 21 April 2018 at London’s Tristan Bates Theatre, I’ll chair a post-show Q&A with the cast and creative team.

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Terri Paddock runs MyTheatreGroup, which provides content and social media marketing services for theatre clients across channels including MyTheatreMates.com, StageFaves.com, Stage Talk and TerriPaddock.com. Previously,
Terri Paddock founded WhatsOnStage.com and the WhatsOnStage Awards, running the company and its events from 1996 to 2013. Terri is also the author of two novels, Come Clean and Beware the Dwarfs, and has previously written for the Evening Standard, Independent, The Times and other national publications. She also produces the annual Critics' Circle Theatre Awards and acts as a digital, content strategy and event consultant for theatre, producers and other clients. She tweets about theatre at @TerriPaddock.
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Terri Paddock runs MyTheatreGroup, which provides content and social media marketing services for theatre clients across channels including MyTheatreMates.com, StageFaves.com, Stage Talk and TerriPaddock.com. Previously,
Terri Paddock founded WhatsOnStage.com and the WhatsOnStage Awards, running the company and its events from 1996 to 2013. Terri is also the author of two novels, Come Clean and Beware the Dwarfs, and has previously written for the Evening Standard, Independent, The Times and other national publications. She also produces the annual Critics' Circle Theatre Awards and acts as a digital, content strategy and event consultant for theatre, producers and other clients. She tweets about theatre at @TerriPaddock.