I’ve been championing theatre, online and offline, for nearly 20 years – and am as passionate about it as ever.
While blogging and tweeting here, I am also available to host post-show Q&As for other shows and organisations, provide content strategy and consultancy, and comment on wider theatre matters. Please do get in touch if you’d like to work with me.
For over 16 years, I was the driving force behind the British theatre website, WhatsOnStage.com, and the WhatsOnStage Awards. I co-founded the company and oversaw its editorial content, branding and events until December 2013.
Since then, I’ve launched two new, media businesses: StageFaves.com is a pioneering a social media directory and fanbase-building platform for musical theatre; and MyTheatreMates.com, co-founded with fellow commentator Mark Shenton, is a portal for independent theatre journalists and bloggers, as well as home of the Also Recognised Awards.
NEW post-show Q&A: Wed 6 July
Gay rights activist and journalist Peter Tatchell joins the creative team for my post-show Q&A at SAVAGE, the new drama uncovering the tragic tale of a Nazi doctor and his ill-conceived “cure” for homosexuality: injecting testosterone into the testicles of live human subjects without anaesthetic. Claudio Macor‘s new play, running Above the Arts Theatre in the West End, centres on Dr Værnet and two young men directly affected by his treatments. Tatchell wrote a ground-breaking piece on the history of Værnet.
NEW post-show Q&A: Tue 19 July
Hanoi Jane versus Hollywood Jane: Why do so many US veterans still revile American screen star Jane Fonda? From her meeting in North Vietnam in 1972 to protests on the set of one of her films in 1988, Terry Jastrow‘s new political drama THE TRIAL OF JANE FONDA retraces her steps, using interviews with guides, veterans and Fonda herself. Fellow Hollywood star Anne Archer plays Fonda in this London premiere, directed by Joe Harmston. For the Q&A, I’ll talk to Jastrow, Archer, Harmston and members of the company.
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I’ve been following you on Twitter, and I’m so glad I found you. I’m an actor who finds it hard to keep up with all the various castings, season announcements, changes of personnel at theatres… and you do all the work for me, which is BRILLIANT. Also, on actorly ‘down’ days, it’s great to be reminded that there are people who are so genuinely enthusiastic about theatre out there.
There are few people who are not actors, producers or directors who have influenced the London theatre scene more over the last 17 years than Terri Paddock. Her passion, intelligence and professionalism have made her the incredible force she is. During the period of time we worked together, I came to believe there was nothing the amazing lady couldn’t achieve.
I have enjoyed working with Terri for many years, on events around productions, as a journalist and a commentator. She is highly knowledgeable and perceptive, and a great champion of theatre.
Terri is a knowledgeable advocate for theatre in all its forms. Her enthusiasm for the medium is tireless and infectious. She has built an important bridge between the profession and the audience, and that work will continue successfully in various exciting new ways.