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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.

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?"

A Christmas Carol: It’s easy to see why this production has become an Old Vic tradition

By |2021-12-05T15:29:41+00:006 December 2021|

I love Christmas. But for the past several years, I have struggled to summon the Christmas cheer that used to kick in for me the day after Thanksgiving (or, after so many years in the UK, by 1 December at the latest).

Dog Show video and photos: What do humans have in common with canines?

By |2022-01-26T12:38:01+00:003 December 2021|

At my last Christmas Q&A at the Pleasance Theatre, for sci-fi spoof Escape from Planet Trash way back in December 2019, Ginger Johnson shared a tantalising teaser about her idea for her next offering: "Like Cats, but Dogs".

Empty in Angel post-show video and photos: Why are unions more important than ever in the gig economy?

By |2021-12-03T17:25:36+00:0021 November 2021|

Here's the brutal truth about many of our rights: we only really have them if we have the wherewithal to fight for them when they're trampled on. That's certainly the case when it comes to employment rights.

The Choir of Man: Dedicated to the 2000 pubs closed during lockdown

By |2021-11-18T10:59:55+00:0017 November 2021|

Here's a sobering statistic: 2,000 pubs closed during lockdown. Lost forever. The scale of that loss really struck me when I heard performer and (brilliant) poet Ben Norris recite it during The Choir of Man at the Arts Theatre. And, in fact, it's likely an underestimate.

Marlowe’s Fate post-show video and photos: Who really wrote William Shakespeare’s plays?

By |2021-11-21T17:34:32+00:0012 November 2021|

More than four centuries after William Shakespeare died in 1616, aged 52 on his own birthday (23 April), questions remain about the authorship of his prodigious output - including nearly forty plays and more than 150 sonnets. 

Doing Shakespeare post-show video and photos: Would the bard recognise his plays in this Zoom-to-stage mash-up?

By |2021-11-12T12:54:17+00:007 November 2021|

As much as it was possible for anyone the arts, Northern Comedy Theatre had a very good pandemic. When all performing arts venues closed, rather than wrap up their work, they ramped up.
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