Terri Paddock

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

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    Decluttering and wiping the slate clean on the past three years

Decluttering and wiping the slate clean on the past three years

My partner Peter and I spent most of this weekend in a frenzy of DIY-ing and de-cluttering, with an emphasis on the latter. We live in a small two-bedroom flat near Waterloo and, in a matter of weeks, will be joined by my good friends Richard and Justin, and their dog Crumpet, emigrating from […]

A funny thing happened on the way to the (theatre) Forum

In the years that I ran WhatsOnStage, the site’s Discussion Forum, a.k.a. “The Board”, was often the bane of my life.

Producers would pull me aside on press nights to complain about it – insiders were revealing secrets about their shows that they shouldn’t be, they lamented; competitors were dishing dirt on their shows and […]

  • Our Also Recognised Awards partner Mike Dixon demonstrates Musical Direction in action
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    Press pass: Embracing My Theatre Mates and the Also Recognised Awards + lots of thanks

Press pass: Embracing My Theatre Mates and the Also Recognised Awards + lots of thanks

 

For all the planning and preparation I’ve been doing with Mark Shenton over the past few months, even I am a little taken aback by the response to our launch yesterday of MyTheatreMates.com and the Also Recognised Awards, including the UK’s first-ever award for Best Musical Direction.

I couldn’t be more delighted, and, on the […]

  • Theatre Mates: Mark Shenton and Terri Paddock. Photo: Peter Jones
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    What am I up to next? Let’s start with some Mates recognition

What am I up to next? Let’s start with some Mates recognition

I was touched and heartened by the outpouring to the news last week that I finally won my unfair dismissal claim against the new owners of WhatsOnStage. Amongst many of those responses was a very frequent question: what am I up to next?

First, let me please assure you, apart from litigation, I have been […]

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    Tribunal ruling: I was “unfairly dismissed” by WhatsOnStage

Tribunal ruling: I was “unfairly dismissed” by WhatsOnStage

It’s been 455 days since I was walked out of the offices of WhatsOnStage, the company that I co-founded. And today I can finally, officially and publicly say: I did nothing wrong and should not have been dismissed.

To say that the past 15 months have been extremely long and difficult for me is an understatement, and […]

The long and winding road to Employment Tribunal

When Mark Shenton was dismissed as critic from the Sunday Express last December, it was the talking point of the theatre industry, particularly after he blogged for The Stage about the sensational reason for and the manner of the dismissal. Next week, his case against his former employer will be heard in a five-day […]