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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 photos: Why was working on Peter Shaffer’s Equus so freeing for the cast?

By |2020-01-25T21:57:10+00:0024 July 2019|

How many different ways can one play be interpreted? The company of Equus were very keen not to impose their opinions but the audience at last night's post-show Q&A at Trafalgar Studios had plenty of their own. Which were right? All of them!

The Falcon’s Malteser Q&A video and photos: How to detect an Anthony Horowitz page-to-stage hit

By |2020-01-25T22:02:14+00:0022 July 2019|

How did New Old Friends come to adapt Anthony Horowitz's 1986 children's novel The Falcon's Malteser into a hit family stage show? How has a new gender-equal, four-strong cast brought it to life for its London premiere?

Q&A video and photos: How did Nina Simone inspire Black Is the Color of My Voice?

By |2020-01-25T22:41:31+00:003 July 2019|

How much do you know about Nina Simone? Guaranteed: after you see Black Is the Color Of My Voice, the one-woman play with music written by and starring young American theatremaker Apphia Campbell, you will be inspired to learn more.

Citysong Q&A video and photos: Comparing accents, tattoos & London vs Dublin theatre scenes

By |2020-01-25T22:16:19+00:0023 June 2019|

Dylan Coburn Gray's Citysong won the 2017 Verity Bargate Award for new and emerging playwrights and now receives its world premiere in this acclaimed co-production between Dublin's Abbey Theatre and London's Soho Theatre.

Q&A photos: Exploring the cosmos with Matthew Broderick, Elizabeth McGovern and The Starry Messenger cast

By |2020-01-25T22:22:35+00:0019 June 2019|

How fitting to hold a post-show Q&A for The Starry Messenger during Loneliness Awareness Week. Kenneth Lonergan's beautifully delicate play considers the torment of, as New York Times' critic Ben Brantley puts it: "fallible, contradictory, lonely souls".

Vincent River Q&A video and photos: Tackling homophobia through talking and education

By |2020-01-25T22:31:18+00:005 June 2019|

Philip Ridley's Vincent River was premiered at Hampstead Theatre in 2000 and has been revived fairly regularly in the intervening years, including this production which was first seen at the Park Theatre last year and has now transferred to the West End's Trafalgar Studio.

Q&A video and photos: How The Wardrobe Ensemble devised Education Education Education… to a 1990s soundtrack

By |2020-01-25T22:34:47+00:004 June 2019|

Remember D:Ream's "Things Can Only Get Better"? I was bopping along in my seat to that New Labour anthem and so many other chart-topping hits from my youth before curtain up at Education Education Education last night at Trafalgar Studios. 

The Comedy About a Bank Robbery Q&A video and photos: Stealing more time with the mischief-makers

By |2020-01-25T22:39:27+00:0031 May 2019|

I closed out #MischiefMay, celebrating the world-dominating achievements of the comedy masters at Mischief Theatre, with my second of two post-show Q&As to the company's two current West End hits.

#MischiefMay: Celebrating 1,999 performances (sort of) with The Play That Goes Wrong’s West End cast

By |2020-01-25T22:45:33+00:0024 May 2019|

#MischiefMay is all about celebrating the world-dominating success of the comedy genius of Mischief Theatre onstage (running on all continents except Antarctica) and, increasingly, onscreen.

Salome Q&A video and photos: What would the censor have made of this regendered version of Oscar Wilde’s play?

By |2020-01-25T22:50:19+00:0022 May 2019|

After The Tempest and Lord of the Flies, my last of three post-show Q&As with Lazarus Theatre company for their 2019 season at Greenwich Theatre was last night to their new version of Oscar Wilde's Salome.