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About Terri Paddock

"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.

Q&A video and photos: Questioning the point of philosophy with The Soul of Wittgenstein company

By |2020-02-02T00:28:35+00:0016 February 2018|

What’s the point of philosophy? According to Ludwig Wittgenstein, as portrayed in Ron Elisha’s moving and thought-provoking two-hander The Soul of Wittgenstein: “It creates the illusion of knowledge. Which gives one a sense of order."

Rothschild & Sons Q&A podcast and photos: Broadway legend Sheldon Harnick on why the Jewish story must be told

By |2020-02-01T23:58:24+00:001 February 2018|

The Jewish story must continue to be told, Sheldon Harnick told me and a packed house at London's Park Theatre after a performance of Rothschild & Sons, for which he wrote the lyrics to the music by late collaborator Jerry Bock.

WATCH: My thoughts on Mary Stuart, Oranges & Elephants and other #TimesUp shows

By |2020-02-01T23:50:47+00:0027 January 2018|

It’s natural that your reactions to shows are filtered through the prism of the current social and political climate. And savvy theatres, of course, seek to judge the mood and programme accordingly.

Q&A video and podcast: Commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Nanking massacre at Into the Numbers

By |2020-02-02T00:02:38+00:0011 January 2018|

What an incredibly brave, brilliant and inspiring woman Iris Chang was. What an unimaginably horrific atrocity the Nanking Massacre was. How ashamed I am to have known next to nothing about either before Into the Numbers.

WATCH: My thoughts on Off-West End musicals Miracle On 34th Street, The Little Match Girl, The Woman in White and Barnum

By |2020-02-01T23:50:27+00:0020 December 2017|

Does this count as a vlogmas? Probably not, but here's my attempt at a theatre diary vlog in any case, which includes two Christmas shows!

Photos and podcast: Talking second chances and JM Barrie with Dear Brutus director and cast

By |2020-03-27T15:21:42+00:006 December 2017|

Another fascinating rediscovery from Troupe Theatre. JM Barrie is best known, of course, for Peter Pan, but he also authored myriad novels and numerous other stage works, including Dear Brutus.

Q&A video and photos: Talking therapy & sexual misconduct at The Secondary Victim

By |2020-03-27T15:20:38+00:0022 November 2017|

It was a packed house - including many therapy professionals - for Matthew Campling's new play The Secondary Victim at the Park Theatre. Which made for some very knowledgeable comments and insights at the post-show Q&A.

Q&A video and photos: The Red Lion cast on Northern locker room talk

By |2020-03-27T15:23:21+00:0010 November 2017|

A cheeky Twitter follower requested that I ask the three stars of Patrick Marber's locker room drama The Red Lion - Stephen Tompkinson, John Bowler and Dean Bone - to explain the off-side rule during my post-show Q&A.
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