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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Mrs Orwell Q&A podcast and photos: What might George Orwell have written after 1984? by Terri Paddock

Sales of George Orwell’s 1984 surged by a staggering 9,500% after the election of Donald Trump to become Amazon’s biggest seller. Orwell himself died, at the age of 46, in Jan…

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

New post-show Q&A: Join Terri to talk to Julian Clary about Le Grand Mort, the new play written for him by Terri Paddock

As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Wednesday 27 September 2017, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will talk to Julian Clary, his co-star and director of Le Grand Mort, the new…

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Q&A video & photos: Bringing Beckett’s Waiting for Godot home after 62 years by Terri Paddock

I had my own Godotesque moment to start last night’s Waiting for Godot Q&A. The stage was bare. Where were the chairs? Was anyone bringing chairs? How long would we be waiting for…

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Press Pass: Everything you need to know about Follies at the National by Terri Paddock

What do you need to know about Dominic Cooke‘s revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies at the National Theatre? It’s a great big, sumptuous, stellar hit. I was lucky enough t…

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Sunday, September 3, 2017

New post-show Q&A: Join Terri to talk What Shadows, starring Ian McDiarmid as Enoch Powell by Terri Paddock

On 10 October 2017, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will talk to the company of Chris Hannan's What Shadows, inspired by Enoch Powell's infamous 1968 "Rivers of Blood" speech, now receiving i…

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#HiddleHamlet is a ★★★★ success (for the few lucky critics who got tickets) by Terri Paddock

Did you get lucky in the ticket ballot for #RADAHamlet, which on Twitter has also gained the predictable #HiddleHamlet hashtag thanks to its title star, Tom Hiddleston? The fundraising produ…

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Friday, September 1, 2017

New post-show Q&A: Join Terri & the stars of Patrick Marber’s The Red Lion in the West End by Terri Paddock

Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will talk to the stars of Patrick Marber's THE RED LION, "a Premiere League play about non-league football" (Gary Lineker), now receiving its West End debut, o…

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Q&A photos and podcast: What does Marlowe’s Edward II tell us about identity and gay rights? by Terri Paddock

The plays may have been written 420-odd years apart, but I was really struck  by how many parallels there were between the discussion I hosted last week, to the European premiere of Jordan …

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

New post-show Q&A: Join Terri for the transfer of critically acclaimed Mrs Orwell by Terri Paddock

Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will talk to the writer and director of MRS ORWELL, as the sell-out play transfers from the Old Red Lion Theatre to Southwark Playhouse, on Wednesday 13 Septem…

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Q&A podcast and photos: Confronting bullies with the Late Company cast by Terri Paddock

Having heard so many of My Theatre Mates raving about Late Company following its European premiere earlier this year at the Finborough, I was really looking forward to seeing it at Trafalga…

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

New post-show Q&A: Join Terri for the world premiere of The Secondary Victim by Terri Paddock

On Tuesday 21 November, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will talk to the writer-director and cast of The Secondary Victim, which receives its world premiere at London's Park Theatre, where it…

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

My (non-Edinburgh) theatre diary: Salad Days, Mrs Orwell, Boom and Cowboy Rufus by Terri Paddock

It’s not just umbrella festival programmes, as I blogged earlier, that keep myself and other London theatregoers busy in August. Here’s a round-up of some of the other plays and …

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Is London the real festival city in August? InMotion & other capital offerings by Terri Paddock

I’m in the slightly odd position this month of working on an Edinburgh show while not being in Edinburgh at all. (Mind you, I have seen the show, in China in May, so can knowledgeably …

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

New post-show Q&A: Join Terri for Beckett’s Waiting for Godot at the play’s original home by Terri Paddock

Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will talk to the company of Samuel Beckett's masterpiece WAITING FOR GODOT, as the play returns home to the stage where it had its English-language premiere 62…

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

From Stage to Page Q&A podcast and photos: How is the international scene changing for new musicals? by Terri Paddock

Two years ago, I chaired the opening night discussion at the third annual From Page to Stage festival of new musicals founded by Aria Entertainment’s Katy Lipson. The central question…

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Musicals diary: Spoonful of Sherman, Adrian Mole, Girl from the North Country by Terri Paddock

Most of nights last week was devoted to just one play, Preethi Nair’s Sari: The Whole Five Yards, which I’m trying to help find a future life. But I have managed a few memorable …

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Friday, August 11, 2017

New post-show Q&A: Join Terri to talk to Late Company cast in West End premiere by Terri Paddock

Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will talk to the stars and director of the European premiere of Jordan Tannahill's LATE COMPANY, transferring from the Finborough Theatre to the West End's Tra…

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

My plays diary: Sari, Around the World in 80 Days, The Wasp, Flood by Terri Paddock

My plays diary this week isn’t terribly varied. I’m spending most nights at the Tristan Bates Theatre, all in aid of one production: Preethi Nair‘s Sari: The Whole Five Ya…

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Monday, August 7, 2017

New post-show debate: Terri hosts Edward II talk on gay theatre pre- & post-decriminalisation by Terri Paddock

As part of her post-show event series, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will host an expert panel discussion on gay theatre pre- and post-decriminalisation 50 years ago, following Lazarus Thea…

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Would founder Dan Crawford approve of the King’s Head’s big move? by Terri Paddock

The King’s Head Theatre attracted widespread coverage this week for its announcement that it is moving out of the King’s Head pub on Upper Street in Islington, north London, its home for…

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Counting Sheep and top-notch bloggers by Terri Paddock

I’ve had issues with sleep – or rather lack of sleep – since I was a teenager. I won’t be an insomnia bore and tell you ALL of the so-called remedies I’ve tried over the years, inc…

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Q&A podcast and photos: Is Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew inherently misogynistic? by Terri Paddock

Is Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew inherently misogynistic? Particularly with its treatment of spirited Kate, the Shrew of the title, who is starved and mentally tormented (gasli…

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Q&A podcast and photos: What would Lucille Ball think of I Loved Lucy? by Terri Paddock

It’s always a real privilege to have the playwright involved when you’re chairing a post-show Q&A. But when the play is also based on the playwright’s own best-sellin…

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

New post-show Q&A: Songwriters’ showcase opening From Page to Stage festival by Terri Paddock

As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will help open the fifth annual From Page to Stage season of new musicals with an opening night panel debate …

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Q&A photos and video: Monkeying around with nose flutes at King Kong by Terri Paddock

Before I attended King Kong, Daniel Clarkson‘s bonkers stage parody of the 1933 film classic, last week at The Vaults, I never knew there was such a thing as a nose flute. Now I will n…

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

New post-show Q&A: Join Terri to talk to I Loved Lucy’s author & stars by Terri Paddock

Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will talk to the author, director and stars of Lee Tannen's hit bio-play I LOVED LUCY, returning for a third London season by popular demand, after the perform…

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Q&A podcast and photos: How new British one-man musical Superhero took flight by Terri Paddock

How many creatives does it take to make a one-man musical? The answer can be “quite a few”. And that it is in the case of SUPERHERO, the British one-man – or rather R…

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Monday, July 3, 2017

My theatre diary: West End Live, Lady Day, Hamlet and Quentin Dentin by Terri Paddock

My theatre week last week started and ended with musicals. My partner Peter and I rushed back from our – rather too work-filled – fortnight in Mallorca just in time for West End …

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

New post-show Q&A: Join Terri to talk bananas at KING KONG comedy by Terri Paddock

Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will talk to the author, director and cast of this world premiere comedy stage adaptation of KING KONG at London's Vaults Theatre on Wednesday 12 July 2017. Go…

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Rotterdam Q&A podcast: From Theatre503 to Oliviers & London Pride by Terri Paddock

Just 11 months after I chaired my first post-show talk for Jon Brittain's Rotterdam - then at Trafalgar Studios for its West End premiere - and so much has changed.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

New post-show Q&A: Join Terri to talk to new Superhero musical’s creators by Terri Paddock

As part of her post-show Q&A series, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will talk to the creators and star of new "one-dad" musical Superhero, premiering at London's Southwark Playhouse, af…

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