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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.

Anomaly Q&A video and photos: Would you defend your father if he was guilty of sexual abuse?

By |2020-01-26T00:47:54+00:0014 January 2019|

There's a staggering amount of up-and-coming talent on display with the world premiere of "post-Weinstein, post-Spacey drama" Anomaly, now running at London's Old Red Lion Theatre.

Songs for Nobodies Q&A video and photos: How did Caroline O’Connor motivate Bernadette Robinson?

By |2020-01-26T01:00:27+00:0014 January 2019|

How does it feel to have a one-woman show written especially for you by one of your country's leading writers? Pretty damn good, according to Songs for Nobodies' Bernadette Robinson - though, to be clear, there was nothing passive about this privilege in her case.

Chasing Bono Q&A video and photos: Turning failure into success and finding god (the solo)

By |2020-01-26T21:51:37+00:0017 December 2018|

My final post-show Q&A of the year, to the stage premiere of Chasing Bono, was an absolute Irish corker! After a revealing discussion about the fine line between success and failure and the perils of fame, it ended with an impromptu song performance. Could someone in stage management get us a guitar at Soho Theatre?

Dialektikon Q&A video and photos: How much do you know about Stokely Carmichael? (And four other big thinkers)

By |2020-01-26T21:56:40+00:0013 December 2018|

Author Jacky Ivimy was inspired to start writing Dialektikon after coming across film and transcripts from the Liberation of Dialectics Congress.

Hot Gay Time Machine Q&A video and photos: Celebrating birthdays, coming out and locker-room cocks

By |2020-01-26T22:21:15+00:001 December 2018|

You know you're at a different type of theatre experience when you find yourself singing along - loudly - about how much we all love looking at cocks in the locker room. (Even when you've never been in a cocker-room.)

An Honourable Man Q&A video and photos: Has there ever been a more poisonous time in UK politics? (Insiders’ views)

By |2020-01-26T22:05:51+00:0022 November 2018|

Populism, patriotism, political theatre, predictions for Brexit and the fast-paced nature of life-imitating-art-imitating-life were amongst the topics covered in an incredibly good-natured discussion across a wide partisan spectrum at An Honourable Man.

Fanatical Q&A video and photos: How & when did sci-fi geekery became so cool?

By |2020-01-26T22:11:08+00:0021 November 2018|

One of my favourite reviews of Fanatical, the new British musical currently receiving its world premiere season at London's Playground Theatre, opines: "It will remind you why you love whatever it is that you're a fan of".

A Flea in Her Ear Q&A video and photos: From weekly workshops to a season of French comedies

By |2020-01-26T22:15:58+00:0018 November 2018|

The Acting Gymnasium, founded by Gavin McAlinden, runs weekly creative performance workshops that help individuals develop their acting skills, build confidence, exercise their imagination, improve vocal techniques and... perform in a professional show.

Q&A video and photos: How to Catch a Krampus and celebrate the best of British drag

By |2020-01-26T22:32:17+00:0016 November 2018|

How much do you know about the British tradition of drag? British drag artists are the "punks of performance", according to Ginger Johnson, who has written, directed, designed and performs in a show that brilliantly illustrates and celebrates this tradition.

The Pit & the Pendulum Q&A video and photos: Reimagining Edgar Allan Poe’s horror story with hijabs and headsets

By |2020-01-26T22:28:42+00:0014 November 2018|

Edgar Allan Poe wrote the short story The Pit & the Pendulum in 1842, inspired by the idea of a political prisoner tormented during the Spanish Inquisition.
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