Terri Paddock

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

Terri’s Blogs

I blog here several times a week, generally covering post-show theatre talks I’ve chaired – and occasionally on more personal subjects. All views are my own.

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    The Play That Goes Wrong post-show video and photos: How do costumes add to Mischief Theatre’s global brand?

The Play That Goes Wrong post-show video and photos: How do costumes add to Mischief Theatre’s global brand?

What part do costumes play in branding for The Play That Goes Wrong around the world? How are they made durable enough to survive eight performances a week of one of Theatreland's most physical productions?

  • Director Paula Paz speaking about The House Of The Spirits
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    The House of the Spirits post-show video and photos: How does a country – and a family – recover from dictatorship?

The House of the Spirits post-show video and photos: How does a country – and a family – recover from dictatorship?

Are you fans of Isabel Allende's The House of the Spirits? Allende's multi-award-winning debut novel, released in 1982, charts four generations of one family from the 1920s and the 1970s, and how tightly intertwined their personal fortunes are with political winds of change.

  • Writer-director Glenn Chandler with cast members Charlie Mackay & Simon Stache at The Good Scout post-show Q&A at London's Above the Stag Theatre on 29 October 2019. © Peter Jones
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    The Good Scout post-show video and photos: How worried should we be about parallels between the 1930s and today?

The Good Scout post-show video and photos: How worried should we be about parallels between the 1930s and today?

While MPs were voting for an election that is likely to accelerate the UK's lurch to the right, I was back at Above The Stag Theatre last night talking about the increasingly worrying parallels - and historic dominoes - between the 1930s and today. Is it any wonder that The Good Scout left me in tears, even on second viewing?

  • David Walliams with child stars of the RSC's musical adaptation of his 2008 novel The Boy in the Dress. © RSC
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    David Walliams on getting the RSC’s ‘stamp of approval’ with The Boy in the Dress musical

David Walliams on getting the RSC’s ‘stamp of approval’ with The Boy in the Dress musical

During rehearsals for The Boy in the Dress, I spoke to David Walliams about his inspiration for the original story, his burgeoning career as a children’s writer and how he feels having his work adapted by the RSC.

  • My post-show talk with Richard Shelton at Sinatra: Raw at Wilton's Music Hall, London, on 22 October 2019. © Peter Jones
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    Sinatra: Raw post-show video and photos: What makes Frank Sinatra such an enduring icon?

Sinatra: Raw post-show video and photos: What makes Frank Sinatra such an enduring icon?

Despite singing the songs of Sinatra since he was a teenager in Wolverhampton, Richard Shelton was turned down multiple times for a part in concert show The Rat Pack. So when he was invited to audition for the much darker play with music, Rat Pack Confidential, he went in angry and impatient... and finally got his man. 

  • Joseph Marcell and Christopher Fairbank at my post-show talk for Sam Shepard's Ages of the Moon at The Vaults, London, on 18 October 2019. © Peter Jones
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    Ages of the Moon post-show video and photos: Remembering Pulitzer Prize winner Sam Shepard

Ages of the Moon post-show video and photos: Remembering Pulitzer Prize winner Sam Shepard

I'm a huge fan of the late, Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright (and Oscar-nominated actor) Sam Shepard. How wonderful to be able to see and discuss one of his late plays, Ages of the Moon, which now receives its UK premiere two years after Shepard passed away (on 27 July 2017 at the age of 73).