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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.

Queen of the Mist Q&A video and photos: Why should we have more Michael John LaChiusa in the UK?

By |2020-01-25T21:05:50+00:0021 August 2019|

Michael John LaChiusa was on his way back to the States by the time I chaired my post-show Q&A at the West End (and UK) premiere of his musical Queen Of The Mist - but I wonder if his ears were burning badly en route?

Q&A photos: Caught in the grey zone with Actually’s stars and director

By |2020-03-30T21:31:51+01:0012 August 2019|

Can we ever really know what happened between two people behind closed doors? That's the question at the heart of Anna Zeigler's provocative new two-hander Actually, and one the company, audience and I grappled with after Friday's performance.

Q&A video and photos: Swapping worst date stories with Games for Lovers stars

By |2020-01-25T21:19:13+00:008 August 2019|

After last week's runaway success with The Girl on the Train post-show Q&A, director Anthony Banks and I had to squeeze in another one together to his second current hit, Games for Lovers.

The Time Of Our Lies Q&A video and photos: Did historian Howard Zinn predict our era of Trump & #fakenews?

By |2020-01-25T21:24:12+00:007 August 2019|

A quick show of hands at last night's Q&A at the Park Theatre bore out my suspicion: most people, even left-leaning people, have not heard of Howard Zinn. Like those in the audience, before this show, I counted myself amongst them.

The View Upstairs video and photos: What happened in New Orleans on 24 June 1973? Why should we remember?

By |2020-01-25T21:29:10+00:004 August 2019|

I had just enough time to wipe away my tears - I was sobbing - at the end of The View Upstairs before jumping up after the curtain call to announce this post-show Q&A at Soho Theatre.

Q&A video and photos: Discussing Paula Hawkins’ hit thriller The Girl on the Train with Samantha Womack and cast

By |2020-01-25T21:36:33+00:002 August 2019|

What is it about a great whodunnit thriller? What makes us keep turning the page? How does that inquisitive excitement translate onstage?

Q&A video and photos: Do you know How to Save the World through Chekhov?

By |2020-01-25T21:45:22+00:001 August 2019|

One of the best means of ensuring a long career is an ability to create your own work. Patrick Bayele has honed this skill early on... and, after seeing what he's accomplished with his triple-threat professional debut, I feel confident we'll be hearing more about him for many years to come.

Q&A video and photos: What happens when audience and cast are shipwrecked together in The Tempest?

By |2020-03-27T12:40:20+00:0029 July 2019|

After chairing events for London transfers of Creation Theatre's The Pit and The Pendulum and Dracula, I was chuffed to be invited to see them on their 'home turf' in Oxford and host a post-show Q&A for their new gaming take on Shakespeare's The Tempest.

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?