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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 and video: Talking chemsex, HIV positivity & intimacy at Undetectable

By |2020-01-25T23:41:16+00:0021 March 2019|

Why is intimacy so hard? In the bedroom, when can drugs be a help and when a hindrance? How much should we reveal to a new partner? What new demons do today's young gay men carry with them into relationships?

Call Me Vicky Q&A video and photos: How difficult was it to transition in the 1980s?

By |2020-01-25T23:58:47+00:0026 February 2019|

It was a great big family affair for my post-show Q&A at Call Me Vicky at the Pleasance Theatre this weekend. The new one-act comedy-drama marks the playwriting debut for sisters Stacey and Nicola Bland, who also perform in the cast, and their mum, dad and nan were in proud attendance.

Post-show forum: Taking the All in a Row controversy & conversation offline

By |2020-01-26T00:04:09+00:0022 February 2019|

A lot has been said about All in a Row online (especially on Twitter around #puppetgate) - about the play itself, its depiction of autism and its use of a puppet in portraying the non-verbal autistic 11-year-old character. Last night we were able to take the conversation offline.

Gently Down the Stream Q&A podcast and photos: Martin Sherman on passing on gay history and happiness

By |2020-01-26T00:08:26+00:0022 February 2019|

"It's so rare these days to see a play about optimism," the wonderful actor Malcolm Sinclair told me after Wednesday night's performance of Gently Down the Stream at the Park Theatre.

The Tempest Q&A video and photos: What happens when Prospero & Miranda becomes a mother-son relationship?

By |2020-01-26T00:11:19+00:0013 February 2019|

In my first of three post-show Q&As this year with Lazarus Theatre, I was at Greenwich Theatre for this pioneering ensemble company's exciting re-examination of Shakespeare's The Tempest.

Q&A video and photos: What would Bram Stoker think of Dracula staged at The London Library?

By |2020-01-26T00:22:19+00:0012 February 2019|

The bookworm in me adores everything about libraries and they don't get much more atmospheric, or historic, than The London Library, the world's oldest independent lending library - and now a highly unconventional theatrical venue for Creation Theatre Company's latest offering.

My Dad’s Gap Year Q&A video and photos: Launching Tom Wright and Rikki Beadle-Blair’s unstoppable collaboration

By |2020-01-26T00:25:33+00:008 February 2019|

The Park Theatre was absolutely buzzing last night with two sell-out shows, including in Park 90, Tom Wright's debut play My Dad's Gap Year, which has nearly sold out the rest of its run too. What's the secret alchemy between Wright and his director Rikki Beadle-Blair?

Counting Sheep Q&A video and photos: How do you stage a real-life revolution?

By |2020-01-26T00:34:35+00:008 February 2019|

It's only a matter of days until the UK is scheduled to depart the European Union. As anyone who follows me knows, Brexit is an outcome I've been fighting, marching and campaigning against since David Cameron first announced the date for the 2016 referendum.