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Friday, November 10, 2017

Full @theredlionplay Q&A #video & photos @TrafStudios: You don’t have to like football to love this #SharedExperience by Terri Paddock

A cheeky Twitter follower (yes, I’m talking about you Johnny Fox) requested that I ask the three stars of Patrick Marber‘s locker room drama The Red Lion – Stephen Tompkin…

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Acts of theatre resistance: Insignificance, The Lorax, Young Marx, Imagine This, Bernarda Alba by Terri Paddock

Understandably, as theatremakers and audiences try to make sense of our turbulent times, political plays are de rigueur – and it’s not just ones written by James Graham either. …

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Monday, November 6, 2017

New post-show Q&A: Join Terri & director Jonathan O’Boyle for JM Barrie’s Dear Brutus by Terri Paddock

As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Tuesday 5 December 2017 at London's Southwark Playhouse, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will talk to director Jonathan O'Boyle and his Tr…

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Friday, November 3, 2017

Q&A video and photos: Talking faith vs family with The Busy World is Hushed cast by Terri Paddock

Can we love someone whose belief system we fundamentally disagree with? If we love someone, can we denounce what we believe just to please them? Family and faith compete in thoughtful three…

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Monday, October 30, 2017

‘A landscape of mystery’: @metalrabbitprod #FishskinTrousers Q&A photos & tweets by Terri Paddock

How much can a landscape shape a person’s identity? How much can a landscape shape a play’s plot? In answer to the latter question, in the case of Elizabeth Kuti’s Fishsk…

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Play #recommendations? @31HoursPlay #AllTheLittleLights #HeisenbergPlay by Terri Paddock

I can’t get out of my mind the idea of touring two new, one-act plays I’ve seen recently – Jane Upton‘s All The Little Lights and Kieran Knowles‘ 31 Hours …

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Musicals diary: Hair, Five Guys Named Moe, Young Frankenstein by Terri Paddock

In the past month, two musicals have got me up on my feet and dancing all the way out to the bar. At Five Guys Named Moe, I joined a conga line at the interval after attempting to singalong…

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

New post-show Q&A: Join Terri for European premiere of The Busy World Is Hushed at the Finborough by Terri Paddock

As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Thursday 2 November 2017, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will talk to the director and cast of the critically acclaimed European premiere…

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Podcast and photos: Ian McDiarmid and What Shadows cast on Enoch Powell and THAT speech by Terri Paddock

How do we talk to those that we hate? How do we speak across the anger that divides us? Those are the opening lines in Chris Hannan‘s provocative new play, What Shadows – and …

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Plays diary: What Shadows, Ink, The Unknown Island, Lucy Light, The Swallow by Terri Paddock

I’ve had a rich few weeks for playgoing. In addition to productions I’ve already written about elsewhere – including, of those still running, Arrows and Traps’ Frankenstein at Brockl…

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Eye on the National: All the 2018 #NTNews announcements & reactions by Terri Paddock

If, like me, you're stuck at your desk today and can't follow the National Theatre 2018 season press briefing quite as closely as you'd like to, I've rounded up all today's key announcements…

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Monday, October 2, 2017

Picture this: My new neighbourhood Cervantes Theatre is a must-visit by Terri Paddock

Living in SE1 in London, I’m absolutely spoilt for theatres. The South Bank powerhouses of the National Theatre, Old Vic and Young Vic, Shakespeare’s Globe, and, as of later this…

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Written 200 years apart, what links Frankenstein & new play The Test? by Terri Paddock

Both stories centre on Promethean ambitions: scientists who, like the Greek Titan who created mankind, seek to crack the code of life and consciousness itself.

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Friday, September 29, 2017

New post-show Q&A: Join Terri to talk to writer, director & cast of Metal Rabbit’s Fishskin Trousers by Terri Paddock

As part of her ongoing event series, on 26 October 2017, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will talk to the writer, director, producer and cast of Metal Rabbit's critically acclaimed Fishskin T…

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Top #quotes on faith, truth & tolerance from @Doubt_Play by Terri Paddock

There are only a few days left to catch Che Walker‘s new in-the-round production of John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt, which finishes at London’s Southwark Playhouse this Satur…

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Photos and podcast: Remembering Stephen Clark with Julian Clary & co at Le Grand Mort by Terri Paddock

There was a moment I’ll never forget from the Q&A I hosted after last night’s performance of Stephen Clark‘s Le Grand Mort at Trafalgar Studios. Julian Clary, who is of…

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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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