I’ve been championing theatre, online and offline, for nearly 20 years – and am as passionate about it as ever.
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, in addition to blogging and tweeting here, 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.
Hire me: Off-the-shelf services
I love working with organisations to promote theatre through events, content marketing and social media. I have a range of affordable, off-the-shelf services for potential clients, listed below. I am also available to provide content strategy and consultancy on larger projects, and comment on wider theatre matters. Please do get in touch if you’d like to work with me.
Have a look at these packages:
- Event chairing – including post-show Q&As and panel debates
- Twitter masterclasses for shows and venues
- Twitter masterclasses for drama schools
NEW post-show Q&A: Thu 30 March
A year after I last chaired a post-show panel on the subject of political theatre for Lazarus Theatre, MUCH has changed! As Lazarus’ critically acclaimed production of Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle returns for eight performances only at Greenwich Theatre, we reconvene to ask: how well is theatre responding to Trump? to Brexit? to the populist right? For the Q&A, I’ll be joined by Lazarus artistic director Ricky Dukes, Brecht authority Stephen Unwin and other experts.
NEW post-show Q&A: Thu 13 April
Original British musical Miss Nightingale, set in war-torn London, is a deeply touching but raucously funny tale about ‘prejudice, passion and debauchery’ revolving around a saucy chanteuse and two of the men in her life. 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales. The musical reclaims the forgotten fate of gay men castigated as ‘the enemy within’ during World War Two. For the Q&A, I’ll be joined by writer-director Matthew Bugg and the cast of actor-musicians led by Tamar Broadbent as Miss Nightingale.
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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.