Terri Paddock

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

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    Going to the Oliviers? Gotta have a selfie competition, of course

Going to the Oliviers? Gotta have a selfie competition, of course

I was thrilled to attend last night’s Olivier Awards with the Songs for Nobodies team – and also with my old friend Richard Gresham in tow. Richard and I decided to run a competition. Who could get the most selfies with lovely theatre friends – industry professionals of all types including producers, publicists, journalists, […]

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    Q&A podcast and photos: The latest in Rotterdam‘s extraordinary trans journey

Q&A podcast and photos: The latest in Rotterdam‘s extraordinary trans journey

Just 11 months after I chaired my first post-show talk for Jon Brittain’s Rotterdam – then at Trafalgar Studios for its West End premiere – and so much has changed. The play went on to win an Olivier Award and transfer to New York before now returning for its second West End run, this […]

My frenetic night live-tweeting the 2016 #OlivierAwards

After my frustrated efforts to both attend and tweet from the Olivier Awards nominations announcement back in February, I concluded that it was impractical to even attempt to attend this year’s ceremony and stand a chance of covering it with my various theatre media hats on. So instead I booked myself – thanks very much […]

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    Critics’ Circle Award winners: Are they the only ones that make sense anymore?

Critics’ Circle Award winners: Are they the only ones that make sense anymore?

The annual best of lists are always a good indication of who’s likely to triumph at the Critics’ Circle Awards, which were presented this afternoon at the Delfont Room in the West End’s Prince of Wales Theatre. Understandably so as it’s critics who, by and large, draw up those lists and critics only – […]

  • James McAvoy in the press room at the 2015 Oliviers launch: From Official London Theatre
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    Ultimate press pass: All the angles on 2015 #Oliviers shortlists

Ultimate press pass: All the angles on 2015 #Oliviers shortlists

I offered my own take on yesterday’s 2015 Laurence Olivier nominations yesterday. But my view is only one, of course. The shortlists announcement was live-streamed across myriad platforms and attracted international headlines. So how did other commentators interpret the shortlists?

Well, angles are varied, but they largely break down into the following five main thrusts:

The […]

  • 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 […]