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Friday, May 27, 2022

The End of the Night post-show video and photos: How should theatre tackle difficult historical subjects? by Terri Paddock

Set in the final days of World War II, new play The End of the Night centres around the true but little-known secret meeting between Norbert Masur, a Swedish Jew and volunteer member of the …

SOURCE: Terri Paddock at 08:04AM
Tuesday, May 24, 2022

New post-show Q&A: Join Terri Paddock for tense & absorbing drama The End of the Night at the Park Theatre by Terri Paddock

What role does theatre play in exploring historical and political themes? Mates founder Terri Paddock will explore that very question with an expert panel following a performance at the Park…

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 06:00AM
Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Jo & Sam Find Themselves in Woking post-show video and photos: Searching for millennial meaning in relationships by Terri Paddock

Meeting the right person and starting a new relationship is hard enough, but when you also have to do it in rhyming couplets while searching for the meaning of your life... in Woking - well,…

SOURCE: Terri Paddock at 05:37AM
Thursday, March 31, 2022

New post-show Q&A: Join Terri Paddock for feisty new comedy Jo & Sam Find Themselves in Woking by Terri Paddock

As part of her resumed post-show talk series, Mates founder Terri Paddock will chair a discussion for the world premiere of Jo & Sam Find Themselves in Woking at London's Hen & Chick…

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 11:00AM
Thursday, March 24, 2022

Bacon post-show video and photos: Balancing on the see-saw of power in a toxic relationship by Terri Paddock

The spark of an idea for award-winning new two-hander Bacon, now in its extended world premiere season at London's Finborough Theatre, came when playwright Sophie Swithinbank, then working a…

SOURCE: Terri Paddock at 08:12AM
Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Wildcard’s Tempest post-show video and photos: Shakespeare like you’ve never experienced it before by Terri Paddock

Wildcard Theatre promises "Shakespeare like you have never experienced it before", and they deliver in spades with this new gig-style reinvention of The Tempest in the perfect setting of the…

SOURCE: Terri Paddock at 11:15AM
Monday, March 21, 2022

New post-show Q&A: Join Terri Paddock for the extended premiere of ★★★★★ Bacon at the Finborough by Terri Paddock

As part of her resumed post-show talk series, Mates founder Terri Paddock will chair a discussion for the premiere production of Sophie Swithinbank's award-winning new play Bacon at London's…

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 05:30AM
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

New post-show Q&A: Join Terri Paddock for Wildcard’s new Tempest, Shakespeare done gig-style by Terri Paddock

As part of her resumed post-show talk series, Mates founder Terri Paddock will chair a discussion at Wildcard Theatre's radical reimagining of Shakespeare classic The Tempest at the Pleasanc…

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 06:00AM
Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Instructions for a Teenage Armageddon post-show video and photos: What advice would you give your 13-year-old self? by Terri Paddock

Rosie Day's wonderful rollercoaster ride of a debut play Instructions for a Teenage Armageddon, which she also performs, ends with the by-then 16-year-old protagonist writing a letter of adv…

SOURCE: Terri Paddock at 01:56PM
Sunday, February 13, 2022

Operation Mincemeat: Oh my god, this World War II escapade actually happened? by Terri Paddock

I have a sneaking suspicion that we have not seen the last of this little musical gem, which is - incredibly - inspired by a real-life World War II espionage episode demonstrating British pl…

SOURCE: Terri Paddock at 06:24PM
Tuesday, February 8, 2022

New post-show Q&A: Join Terri Paddock for Instructions for a Teenage Armageddon by Terri Paddock

As part of her resumed post-show talk series, Mates founder Terri Paddock will chair a discussion at Instruction for a Teenage Armageddon at London’s Southwark Playhouse on Tuesday 15 Febr…

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 11:00AM
Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Freud’s Last Session post-show video and photos: Do you believe in the existence of God? by Terri Paddock

Mark St Germain's play Freud's Last Session, first seen Off-Broadway in 2010 and now receiving its European premiere at London's King's Head Theatre, pits two of the 20th-century greatest th…

SOURCE: Terri Paddock at 07:36AM
Monday, December 6, 2021

A Christmas Carol: It’s easy to see why this production has become an Old Vic tradition by Terri Paddock

I love Christmas. But for the past several years, I have struggled to summon the Christmas cheer that used to kick in for me the day after Thanksgiving (or, after so many years in the UK, by…

SOURCE: Terri Paddock at 05:00AM
Sunday, December 5, 2021

The Shark Is Broken: This play has helped me conquer a life-long fear by Terri Paddock

I was fascinated by the story behind the play telling the story behind the film. The Shark Is Broken is the brainchild of Ian Shaw who co-wrote it and stars as his own late father Robert Sha…

SOURCE: Terri Paddock at 05:38AM
Friday, December 3, 2021

Dog Show video and photos: What do humans have in common with canines? by Terri Paddock

At my last Christmas Q&A at the Pleasance Theatre, for sci-fi spoof Escape from Planet Trash way back in December 2019, Ginger Johnson shared a tantalising teaser about her idea for her …

SOURCE: Terri Paddock at 12:25PM
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

‘When you hear the NHS is at breaking point, that means the people in the NHS’: Adam Kay on Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas by Terri Paddock

Junior doctor turned multi-award-winning writer and comedian Adam Kay returns to the stage this festive season with a reminder to spare a thought for the hard-working staff of the NHS as we …

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 04:00AM
Sunday, November 21, 2021

Empty in Angel post-show video and photos: Why are unions more important than ever in the gig economy? by Terri Paddock

Here's the brutal truth about many of our rights: we only really have them if we have the wherewithal to fight for them when they're trampled on. That's certainly the case when it comes to e…

SOURCE: Terri Paddock at 12:33PM

New post-show Q&A: Join Terri Paddock for drag canine cabaret Dog Show by Terri Paddock

After How to Catch a Krampus and Escape from Planet Trash, Ginger Johnson and her merry band of drag queens return to The Pleasance with a new alternative Christmas show, Dog Show. And I'm b…

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 11:00AM
Wednesday, November 17, 2021

The Choir of Man: Dedicated to the 2000 pubs closed during lockdown by Terri Paddock

Here's a sobering statistic: 2,000 pubs closed during lockdown. Lost forever. The scale of that loss really struck me when I heard performer and (brilliant) poet Ben Norris recite it during …

SOURCE: Terri Paddock at 05:21AM
Friday, November 12, 2021

Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of): Serving up Jane Austen with a karaoke twist by Terri Paddock

There are some shows with modest beginnings that seem to have all of the industry behind them, willing them to succeed. Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of) is one of them. The post Pride &…

SOURCE: Terri Paddock at 01:00PM

Marlowe’s Fate post-show video and photos: Who really wrote William Shakespeare’s plays? by Terri Paddock

More than four centuries after William Shakespeare died in 1616, aged 52 on his own birthday (23 April), questions remain about the authorship of his prodigious output - including nearly for…

SOURCE: Terri Paddock at 07:47AM
Sunday, November 7, 2021

Doing Shakespeare post-show video and photos: Would the bard recognise his plays in this Zoom-to-stage mash-up? by Terri Paddock

As much as it was possible for anyone the arts, Northern Comedy Theatre had a very good pandemic. When all performing arts venues closed, rather than wrap up their work, they ramped up. The …

SOURCE: Terri Paddock at 04:57AM
Friday, October 29, 2021

Indecent Proposal post-show video and photos: Hands up if you’d sleep with a stranger for $1 million by Terri Paddock

The big moral question at the heart of Indecent Proposal is: what are you willing to do for $1 million? More specifically: would you have sex for a stranger if they paid you $1 million? The …

SOURCE: Terri Paddock at 05:42AM
Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Vaudevilles post-show video and photos: Seeing the surprisingly funny side of Anton Chekhov by Terri Paddock

Anton Chekhov is, of course, best known for his "big five" classic plays: Ivanov, The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters and The Cherry Orchard. None of which, though the author himself lab…

SOURCE: Terri Paddock at 07:25PM
Sunday, October 24, 2021

The Tragedy of Dorian Gray post-show video and photos: What would Oscar Wilde have made of the Swinging Sixties? by Terri Paddock

The premise of The Picture of Dorian Gray has become so much a part of our culture that most people will recognise the reference even if they've never read Oscar Wilde's original 1890 novell…

SOURCE: Terri Paddock at 02:41PM
Friday, October 22, 2021

New post-show Q&A: Join Terri Paddock for one-woman hit Empty in Angel by Terri Paddock

As part of her resumed post-show talk series, Mates founder Terri Paddock will chair a discussion following the evening performance of James Woolf's new play Empty in Angel at London's Old R…

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 09:00AM
Wednesday, October 20, 2021

New post-show Q&A: Join Terri Paddock for Philip Ridley’s Tender Napalm by Terri Paddock

As part of her resumed post-show talk series, Mates founder Terri Paddock will chair a discussion following the performance of Lidless Theatre's tenth-anniversary revival of Philip Ridley's …

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 09:00AM

NEWS: RSC reopens Royal Shakespeare Theatre with new productions in spring 2022 by Terri Paddock

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) has released details of its Spring 2022 activity including Shakespeare returning to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre stage and the announcement of a ground-b…

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 06:00AM
Sunday, October 17, 2021

New post-show Q&A: Join Terri Paddock for Anton Chekhov’s Vaudevilles by Terri Paddock

As part of her resumed post-show talk series, Mates founder Terri Paddock will chair a discussion following the performance of Mercurius Theatre's revival of Anton Chekhov's Vaudevilles, ada…

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 06:00AM
Thursday, October 14, 2021

New post-show Q&A: Join Terri Paddock for The Tragedy of Dorian Gray by Terri Paddock

Mates founder Terri Paddock will chair a post-show discussion for the London premiere of The Tragedy of Dorian Gray, Blue Devil Theatre's updating of Oscar Wilde's classic, at the Drayton Ar…

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 09:00AM

‘Conniving, twisted, lost, confused; I feel sorry for him’: Maximus Polling on Dorian Gray by Terri Paddock

Maximus Polling reprises his titular performance as the ever-youthful Dorian in Blue Devil Theatre's award-winning adaptation, transferring to Drayton Arms Theatre from 19 October.

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 04:00AM

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