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Monday, July 1, 2024

Jupiter’s Ghost post-show video and photos: What happens when the line between AI and human blurs? by Terri Paddock

Two of the most urgent issues facing the world today - climate change and the dizzying acceleration of Artificial Intelligence - collide in Jupiter's Ghost, Tani Gill's dystopian drama with …

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Thursday, June 20, 2024

Marie Curie post-show video and photos: Where’s the science in musical theatre? by Terri Paddock

Before chairing this discussion for Marie Curie at Charing Cross Theatre, I was racking my brains trying to think of other musicals about science. Films and plays aplenty. But musicals? The…

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Friday, June 14, 2024

Drag Baby post-show video and photos: Celebrating queer families in Pride month by Terri Paddock

There were multiple art-imitating-life revelations and resonances during the post-show talk for Grace Carroll's new play Drag Baby, about a drag queen considering sperm donation for an ex-gi…

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Saturday, May 4, 2024

Kunstler post-show video and photos: Getting justice for war protestors by Terri Paddock

The timing of this overdue European premiere of Jeffrey Sweet’s 2013 biographical play about the American civil rights lawyer William Kunstler (1919-1995), best known for his defence of Vi…

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Thursday, May 2, 2024

Remembrance Monday post-show video and photos: Could you ever forget your own love story? by Terri Paddock

When you find 'the one', can you ever know how long you have? Will your time together be long or short? What will be the first and last thing you remember about it? The post Remembrance Mond…

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Thursday, April 25, 2024

Why I Stuck a Flare Up My Arse for England post-show video and photos: Are all football plays really about male mental health? by Terri Paddock

Remember how exciting it was when England made it to the men’s Euro 2020 final (in 2021 due to Covid). Remember the bloke who got so excited he lit his bum on fire?! His incendiary social …

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Monday, April 8, 2024

Breeding post-show video and photos: How much does adoption discriminate? by Terri Paddock

It's been an extraordinary eight-year journey for Breeding, Barry McStay's comedy-drama about a gay couple's struggles with adoption, with many midwives helping the play's rebirths along the…

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Saturday, April 6, 2024

Horne’s Descent post-show video and photos: Are we destined for heaven or hell? by Terri Paddock

Are we all headed straight to heaven or hell? Is there anything we can do to change direction? To alter who we truly are ? These are some of the big questions at the heart of Nina Atesh's n…

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Sunday, March 31, 2024

The Valley of Fear post-show video and photos: Investigating the case of Sherlock Holmes’ enduring legacy by Terri Paddock

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, with his ever-loyal sidekick Dr Watson, holds the Guinness World Record as the most portrayed human literary character in history. What's the endur…

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Sunday, February 18, 2024

Lear’s Shadow post-show video and photos: How to adapt Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy as a monologue by Terri Paddock

How do you reimagine a 3,700-line play with 20+ named characters and a normal performance time of up to four hours into a 70-minute monologue? The post Lear’s Shadow post-show video and ph…

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Sunday, January 14, 2024

Exhibitionists post-show video and photos: A celebration of gay life where no one dies by Terri Paddock

It was a shared love of screwball comedies from the 1930s and 1940s that brought Shaun McKenna and Andrew Van Sickle together. And the realisation that so many of the dramatists of the time …

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Exhibitionists post-show video and photos: A celebration of gay life where no one dies by Terri Paddock

It was a shared love of 1930s screwball comedies that brought Shaun McKenna and Andrew Van Sickle together. And a realisation that so many of the dramatists of the time were secretly gay tha…

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Thursday, January 11, 2024

Double Act post-show video and photos: How much would you laugh on your last day? by Terri Paddock

How often do you have a word with yourself? We're all familiar with the concept of an inner voice, chipping in with sometimes decidedly unhelpful suggestions. The post Double Act post-show v…

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Sunday, November 19, 2023

Phantasmagoria post-show video and photos: How worried are you about divides in politics today? by Terri Paddock

I started my post-show talk for Kali Theatre's premiere of Phantasmagoria by asking the audience about their thoughts on politics today, including: are you feeling largely optimistic or pes…

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Friday, November 17, 2023

Venom post-show video and photos: Remaking Medusa for middle age and #MeToo by Terri Paddock

My admiration for Emma Burnell knows no bounds. I followed her as a political journalist for years before becoming friends through MyTheatreMates. I've been amazed to watch her turn her hand…

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Thursday, October 12, 2023

The Changeling post-show video and photos: Who’s mad here? All of us! by Terri Paddock

In Lazarus Theatre's new reimagining of Jacobean drama The Changeling, adapter/director Ricky Dukes has taken his usual scalpel to the original text. In this case, losing the entire subplot …

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Monday, October 9, 2023

Flowers for Mrs Harris post-show video and photos: What’s your version of Ada’s Christian Dior dress? by Terri Paddock

What do you covet so much that you would work yourself, save and sacrifice for years, just for the chance of making the prized possession yours? The post Flowers for Mrs Harris post-show vid…

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Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Am I Irish Yet? post-show video and photos: Irishness is Ireland’s greatest export ☘️ by Terri Paddock

Dr Theatre came to the rescue at the White Bear Theatre for the London run of Am I Irish Yet?, the acclaimed one-woman show written and performed by Kate Kerrigan The post Am I Irish Yet? po…

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Friday, September 8, 2023

The Shatter Box post-show video and photos: The thrilling nature of torture and truth-telling by Terri Paddock

How many post-show Q&As conclude with a discussion of worst-nightmare torture methods? A dark but hilarious first for me with my event at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre for The Shatter B…

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Tuesday, September 5, 2023

The Way Old Friends Do post-show video and photos: The cast on ABBA, friendship and gender-swapping by Terri Paddock

In my first West End post-show Q&A for The Way Old Friends Do last month, director Mark Gatiss was asked for his thoughts on the actors who bring to life his husband Ian Hallard's new co…

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Sunday, August 27, 2023

Dumbledore Is So Gay post-show photos: What was it like growing up queer under Section 28? by Terri Paddock

In a note in the programme, Dumbledore Is So Gay author Robert Holtom admits that, while growing up in the UK in the Noughties, they could have never imagined writing the acclaimed queer co…

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Tuesday, August 22, 2023

The Way Old Friends Do post-show Q&A: Ian Hallard & Mark Gatiss on working together onstage & off by Terri Paddock

In the first of my post-show Q&As for the West End premiere of The Way Old Friends Do, with writer and star Ian Hallard and director Mark Gatiss, it felt like ABBA's Agnetha, Björn, Be…

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Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Shewolves post-show video and photos: Can theatre for young people make real change? by Terri Paddock

Teens were involved at every stage of the development of coming-of-age comedy SHEWOLVES. That was our jumping-off point for a wider discussion about theatre for, with and about young people.…

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Friday, June 2, 2023

Under the Kundè Tree post-show video and photos: Why was Cameroon’s war of independence hidden? by Terri Paddock

If you know next to nothing about the Cameroonian War of Independence, you are not alone. A quick poll of the audience at my post-show Q&A for Under the Kundè Tree proved that ignorance…

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Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Animal post-show video and photos: How to stage a play about not being able to w*ank by Terri Paddock

Joshua Hepple is a hugely accomplished person. But, as he joked with me via WhatsApp, he received no major attention until he revealed publicly that, with his severe cerebral palsy, he can't…

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Saturday, April 15, 2023

New post-show Q&A: Join Terri Paddock to discuss Under the Kundè Tree’s story of colonialism, identity & freedom by Terri Paddock

After One Who Wants to Cross at the Finborough in February, I’m thrilled to chair the post-show talk for another new play care of Clarisse Makundul Productions, Makundul’s own Under the …

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Thursday, March 30, 2023

The Way Old Friends Do post-show video and photos: Celebrating ABBA, friendship and Paul O’Grady by Terri Paddock

Following the news yesterday of Paul O'Grady's unexpected death, last night's performance of The Way Old Friends Do at London's Park Theatre was dedicated to the comedian and drag legend, wh…

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Monday, March 20, 2023

New post-show Q&A: Terri Paddock digs out her platforms for a chat with The Way Old Friends Do cast & creatives at the Park Theatre by Terri Paddock

Calling all ABBA and new writing fans! I’m delighted to return to the Park Theatre for the premiere of The Way Old Friends Do, written by and starring Ian Hallard and directed by Mark Gati…

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Monday, March 13, 2023

A Tailor for Ladies post-show video and photos: Are we excluding non-British talent? by Terri Paddock

If you think the life of a jobbing actor is hard and full of rejection - and it is - spare a thought for non-British actors trying to make their way in London theatre who may not even make i…

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Wednesday, March 8, 2023

New post-show Q&A: Find out more about Feydeau’s rarely seen farce A Tailor for Ladies at the Cockpit Theatre by Terri Paddock

Following the 5.30pm performance on Sunday 12 March 2023 at London’s Cockpit Theatre, Terri Paddock talks to cast and creatives of A Tailor for Ladies. Georges Feydeau’s early 1886 comed…

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Wednesday, March 1, 2023

The Walworth Farce post-show video and photos: The perfect play to open Southwark Playhouse’s new venue by Terri Paddock

Southwark Playhouse is my neighbourhood theatre. Over the past decade, I've chaired countless post-show talks at what was meant to be its temporary home on Newington Causeway, a three-minute…

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