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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.

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. 

The Orchestra Q&A photos: Why don’t we see more revivals of French dramatist Jean Anouilh?

By |2020-01-26T00:32:12+00:006 February 2019|

One of the reasons I love chairing post-show Q&As so much is the chance I get to learn new things from incredibly talented and knowledgeable panellists. Last night's event for Jean Anouilh's play The Orchestra at Omnibus Theatre was a special treat as the expert on hand was also an old friend, Jeremey Sams.

The Ministry of Biscuits Q&A video and photos: Sharing biscuits and a love of G&S with Philip Reeve and co

By |2020-01-26T00:50:48+00:001 February 2019|

Charming, delectable, delicious. And those are just the custard creams... It's not often I get offered biscuits at the post-show Q&As I chair, but at a show called The Ministry of Biscuits, it would have seemed remiss not to.

The Showstoppers Q&A video and photos: ‘Just give us something with heart’ say the musical improv masters

By |2020-01-26T00:53:50+00:001 February 2019|

I've been following the insanely talented improv geniuses of The Showstoppers for most of their eleven years. How do they do it? I still can't really fathom it, but I was pleased to gain a few more insights - and a new well of admiration - after chairing a post-show Q&A with them this week.

‘I walk around naked a lot more’: Video and photos from all-female Nuns Q&A

By |2020-01-26T00:55:57+00:0021 January 2019|

I started this past weekend in a room full of wonderful, talented and inspiring women (and some great male allies) at London's Tristan Bates Theatre chairing a BOSSY all-female panel after a performance of Robert Luxford's Nuns.

Outlying Islands Q&A video and photos: The creative collaboration at the heart of Atticist’s success

By |2020-01-26T00:40:38+00:0021 January 2019|

In the second of my back-to-back post-show Q&As at the King's Head Theatre this past week, I was at the Off-West End powerhouse's original home in Islington for Atticist's first London revival of David Greig's 2002 play Outlying Islands.

Coming Clean Q&A video and photos: Why has it taken 37 years for Kevin Elyot’s play to get its West End premiere?

By |2020-01-26T00:44:12+00:0021 January 2019|

In the first of my two back-to-back King's Head Theatre post-show Q&As, I was at Trafalgar Studios for the West End premiere of Kevin Elyot's first play, Coming Clean, 37 years after the actor-turned-writer made his playwriting debut with it at London's Bush Theatre.

Anomaly Q&A video and photos: Would you defend your father if he was guilty of sexual abuse?

By |2020-01-26T00:47:54+00:0014 January 2019|

There's a staggering amount of up-and-coming talent on display with the world premiere of "post-Weinstein, post-Spacey drama" Anomaly, now running at London's Old Red Lion Theatre.

Songs for Nobodies Q&A video and photos: How did Caroline O’Connor motivate Bernadette Robinson?

By |2020-01-26T01:00:27+00:0014 January 2019|

How does it feel to have a one-woman show written especially for you by one of your country's leading writers? Pretty damn good, according to Songs for Nobodies' Bernadette Robinson - though, to be clear, there was nothing passive about this privilege in her case.

Chasing Bono Q&A video and photos: Turning failure into success and finding god (the solo)

By |2020-01-26T21:51:37+00:0017 December 2018|

My final post-show Q&A of the year, to the stage premiere of Chasing Bono, was an absolute Irish corker! After a revealing discussion about the fine line between success and failure and the perils of fame, it ended with an impromptu song performance. Could someone in stage management get us a guitar at Soho Theatre?