Terri Paddock

"Queen of theatre post-show talks", social media & content marketer

The list of lists: The best theatre coming up in 2017

What are the hottest shows coming up this year? Based on the ones that are most likely to appear on top picks’ lists in my round-up of commentators’ round-ups, they are:

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Trump-tweeted hit Hamilton;
Ivo van Hove’s production of Obsession, starring Jude Law at the Barbican;
the New York transfer of The Glass Menagerie, directed by Harry […]

  • Olivia Morgan and Scott Karim in Brave New World, touring until 5 December 2015
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    My theatre diary: Only Forever, Brave New World and See What I Wanna See

My theatre diary: Only Forever, Brave New World and See What I Wanna See

Off-West End, out of town and out of this world. I’ve seen a few shows recently that have left me feeling distinctly disquieted… for their visions of the future, their distortions of the past and potential Armageddons.

As usual, I’ve listed productions in closing date order, and the first on the list, Only Forever , finishes […]

  • Jonny Guy Lewis vs Mark Strong as Eddie Carbone in A View From the Bridge
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    Arthur Miller centenary: TWO View(s) from the Bridge and a Salesman transfer

Arthur Miller centenary: TWO View(s) from the Bridge and a Salesman transfer

In case you didn’t know it, 2015 marks the centenary of Arthur Miller’s birth, and what a ripe old time it is for this giant of 20th-century American drama here in Britain.

After last year’s incendiary in-the-round production of The Crucible, starring Richard Armitage at the Old Vic, Ivo van Hove’s award-laden A View From […]

  • BEST ACTOR: Mark Strong in A View from the Bridge - Young Vic
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    Critics’ Circle winners contradict Standard: any bets on Oliviers?

Critics’ Circle winners contradict Standard: any bets on Oliviers?

If you read my Best of the Best of #theatre2014 round-ups a few weeks ago, you may have been able to predict most of the winners of the Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards, announced today at the West End’s Prince of Wales Theatre. That’s with the possible exception of Best Actress, which based on the […]