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 debate: Tue 30 August
I continue my association with Lazarus Theatre – after the companies riveting productions of Marlowe’s Tamburlaine and Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle – with another re-imagined classic, John Ford‘s ever-provocative play about incestuous love, ‘TIS PITY SHE’S A WHORE. Our expert panel, including Lazarus artistic director Ricky Dukes, will discuss: are there any stage taboos left?
NEW post-show Q&A: Mon 5 September
Waiting for Waiting for Godot, comic Dave Hanson‘s hit Off-Broadway comedy about two hapless Beckett understudies, receives its European premiere at the St James Theatre. The Play That Goes Wrong director Mark Bell recruits two of his Mischief alumni (James Marlowe and Laura Kirman) as well as The Fast Show‘s Simon Day for this “gleefully absurd” evening. For the Q&A, I’ll be joined by writer, director and all three stars.
NEW post-show Q&A: Thu 6 October
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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.