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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…

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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…

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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 …

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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 …

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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…

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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 &…

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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 …

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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‘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.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

VIDEO: How far would you go to right a wrong? Snowflakes post-show Q&A by Terri Paddock

How far would you go to right a wrong? Terri Paddock discussed with the cast and creatives of Robert Boulton’s debut play Snowflakes after a performance at the Old Red Lion Theatre.

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Back to the Future: Nostalgic screen-to-stage sci-fi custom-made for superfans by Terri Paddock

This is not a project born of outsiders wanting to cash in, but rather a long-held ambition, some 16 years in the making, of Back to the Future's creators. The post Back to the Future: Nosta…

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Saturday, October 2, 2021

Snowflakes post-show video and photos: Where could impotent online rage lead us? by Terri Paddock

How far would you go to right a wrong? Robert Boulton's debut play Snowflakes explores how public outrage might spiral into not just violent vigilantism but also a digital goldrush. The post…

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Thursday, September 30, 2021

The Pleasure Garden post-show video and photos: Exploring Vauxhall’s hedonistic history by Terri Paddock

Apart from it being a charming public park and one of my dog's favourite destinations for our daily walks, I have always been fascinated by history of Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, near my home…

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Monday, September 27, 2021

The Last Five Years: The piano is the new star in Jason Robert Brown’s two-hander by Terri Paddock

There's a line in The Last Five Years, Jason Robert Brown's semi-autobiographical musical two-hander about a relationship breakdown, that gets me every time. The post The Last Five Years: Th…

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Thursday, September 23, 2021

‘The Dumb Waiter meets Black Mirror at a WeWork’: Join Terri Paddock at the Old Red Lion for a Snowflakes Q&A by Terri Paddock

We are back on for brand-new biting black comedy Snowflakes, for which I was originally due to chair a post-show Q&A in April 2020. The inaugural play from Dissident Theatre Company now …

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Friday, September 17, 2021

Terri Paddock will be delving into the history & entertainment of The Pleasure Garden at Above the Stag by Terri Paddock

Wildly funny new musical The Pleasure Garden takes a peek through the bushes to discover the bawdy history of Vauxhall’s history as a hedonistic playground. It premieres at Vauxhall’s ow…

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Monday, September 13, 2021

Frozen: Disney’s big-budget blockbuster musical melted my heart by Terri Paddock

While London has had to wait a long time for Disney’s own screen-to-stage adaptation, its September arrival makes it feel as if Christmas has come early to the West End. The post Frozen: D…

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Saturday, September 11, 2021

Lately post-show video and photos: The benefits of alternating casts by Terri Paddock

Having two separate casts reduces the risk of Covid cancellations, but what other creative benefits does it bring for Proforca's Lately at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre? The post Lately pos…

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Thursday, September 2, 2021

Salome post-show video and photos: Revisiting Oscar Wilde’s once-banned erotic classic by Terri Paddock

How far are you willing to go to get what you most desire? That’s the question at the bloody heart of Salome. And it’s a question that so fascinates Lazarus Theatre that they’re now ha…

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Monday, August 30, 2021

Cinderella: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s reinvented fairy tale finally gets its happy ending by Terri Paddock

Every theatremaker has faced high hurdles to get their shows on over the past 18 months, but the challenges faced by Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella have been especially high-profile hurd…

SOURCE: Terri Paddock at 08:49AM
Monday, August 23, 2021

Jersey Boys: Never mind Frankie Valli, let’s pay tribute to Tommy by Terri Paddock

If it weren’t for Covid-19, we probably wouldn’t have Jersey Boys back in the West End. But we probably would still have original Four Season Tommy DeVito. The post Jersey Boys: Never mi…

SOURCE: Terri Paddock at 05:28AM

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