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"Queen of the post-show Q&A", Terri Paddock is a theatre influencer, panel moderator, event producer, and content and social media marketing strategist with over 20 years’ experience. She founded UK theatre websites WhatsOnStage.com, MyTheatreMates.com and StageFaves.com. She is also the author of two novels: Come Clean and Beware the Dwarfs.

Doctor Faustus post-show video and photos: What would make you sell your soul to the devil?

By |2022-09-16T11:10:16+01:0015 September 2022|

What might entice you to sell your soul to the devil? Fame? Riches? Immortality? World peace? A rent-free London flat? Four pints of Guinness? At my post-show Q&A for a production of Doctor Faustus, that was an irresistible question to pose to the company.

Flashbang post-show video and photos: Celebrating life in the wake of shock and tragedy

By |2022-09-16T11:09:13+01:009 September 2022|

The death of Queen Elizabeth II was announced just before my arrival at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre. Like the rest of the country, the theatre staff had been braced for the sad news. So the world premiere of Proforca's Flashbang was preceded by a public address and collective silence.

The End of the Night post-show video and photos: How should theatre tackle difficult historical subjects?

By |2022-09-09T15:00:32+01:0027 May 2022|

Set in the final days of World War II, new play The End of the Night centres around the true but little-known secret meeting between Norbert Masur, a Swedish Jew and volunteer member of the World Jewish Congress, and Nazi leader Heinrich Himmler, the mass-murdering architect of Hitler's final solution.

Jo & Sam Find Themselves in Woking post-show video and photos: Searching for millennial meaning in relationships

By |2022-05-27T13:05:05+01:0012 April 2022|

Meeting the right person and starting a new relationship is hard enough, but when you also have to do it in rhyming couplets while searching for the meaning of your life... in Woking - well, it's that much more challenging.

Bacon post-show video and photos: Balancing on the see-saw of power in a toxic relationship

By |2022-04-12T10:37:07+01:0024 March 2022|

The spark of an idea for award-winning new two-hander Bacon, now in its extended world premiere season at London's Finborough Theatre, came when playwright Sophie Swithinbank, then working as a nanny, witnessed a bullying incident between two boys in a park.

Wildcard’s Tempest post-show video and photos: Shakespeare like you’ve never experienced it before

By |2022-03-24T12:13:14+00:0023 March 2022|

Wildcard Theatre promises "Shakespeare like you have never experienced it before", and they deliver in spades with this new gig-style reinvention of The Tempest in the perfect setting of the Pleasance's cabaret-configured main house.

Instructions for a Teenage Armageddon post-show video and photos: What advice would you give your 13-year-old self?

By |2022-03-23T15:16:04+00:0016 February 2022|

Rosie Day's wonderful rollercoaster ride of a debut play Instructions for a Teenage Armageddon, which she also performs, ends with the by-then 16-year-old protagonist writing a letter of advice to her younger self (and younger stepsister). 

Operation Mincemeat: Oh my god, this World War II escapade actually happened?

By |2022-02-13T23:27:43+00:0013 February 2022|

I have a sneaking suspicion that we have not seen the last of this little musical gem, which is - incredibly - inspired by a real-life World War II espionage episode demonstrating British pluck and eccentricity in spades. 

Freud’s Last Session post-show video and photos: Do you believe in the existence of God?

By |2022-02-16T18:59:07+00:0026 January 2022|

Mark St Germain's play Freud's Last Session, first seen Off-Broadway in 2010 and now receiving its European premiere at London's King's Head Theatre, pits two of the 20th-century greatest thinkers, Sigmund Freud and CS Lewis, to discuss life's biggest questions, including "Does God exist?"
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