Blog / Terri Paddock

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How good are you at solving mysteries and loving musical theatre? Join Faves founder Terri Paddock on Sunday 15 December 2019 for the West End premiere of Kander & Ebb's hilarious Broadway musical whodunnit CURTAINS to find out how good Jason Manford is! An unmissable post-show Q&A for musical lovers.

08 Nov
2019

As the RSC's much-anticipated musical adaptation of David Walliams' children's novel THE BOY IN THE DRESS starts performances, check out what Walliams revealed to Faves founder Terri Paddock during rehearsals... including his love of Matilda and desire to play Miss Trunchbull! (Can you see it?)

12 Oct
2019

Two of the theatres on my doorsteps in south London are Southwark Playhouse and the Union Theatre. So when I planned my visits to two musicals I've been working on Featured Show campaigns for StageFaves, I couldn't resist taking my theatre-loving, octogenarian neighbour Dudley as my plus-one. Two memorable nights out for me and Dudley!

20 Sep
2019

I'm so pleased I was able to see for myself two shows I've been working on recently on StageFaves, both UK premieres of lauded Off-Broadway musicals and now both recognised with multiple Offies nominations for their London runs. On-the-spot reactions and videos here for Shida and Preludes.

Iconics roles like Cabaret's Emcee and Sally Bowles will live on far longer than the performers who play them, says John Partridge. He, Kara Hayworth and Anita Harris discussed being "custodians" of the classics at Terri Paddock's post-show Q&A...

With the Union Theatre's Hello Again, there are now two Michael John LaChiusa musicals running simultaneously in London. What makes the work of this American composer, lyricist and book writer so remarkable? Faves founder Terri Paddock discussed at her post-show Q&A with the company of Queen of the Mist...

John Partridge & Kara Lily Hayworth star in the new tour of Kander & Ebb’s Cabaret I’ve loved Rufus Norris’ multi-award-winning production of Kander & Ebb musical classic CABARET since seeing its first West End run at Shaftesbury Avenue’s Lyric Theatre in 2006....

09 Aug
2019

Do you know what happened in New Orleans on 24 June 1973? Why should we remember? Watch Faves founder Terri Paddock's post-show Q&A with Tyrone Huntley, Andy Mientus and Cedric Neal, three of the stars of the European premiere of THE VIEW UPSTAIRS...

Were you blown away by THE VIEW UPSTAIRS' performance - and John Partridge's flares! - at West End Live this past weekend? Don't miss the opportunity to hear directly from the stellar cast of this European premiere production. Join Faves founder Terri Paddock for her post-show Q&A at the Saturday matinee on 3 August 2019 at Soho Theatre. Any questions?

Would you go over Niagara Falls in a barrel? Some 5,000 bodies were found at the foot of the falls between 1850 and 2011. The first recorded person to go over and survive was Annie Edson Taylor in 1901. Join Faves founder Terri Paddock and the QUEEN OF THE MIST company on 20 August 2019 to find out more about this extraordinary woman and the musical she inspired.

20 May
2019

How does Michel Legrand's score inspire the cast of AMOUR? The five-time Tony Award-nominated musical receives its UK professional premiere in this production, which is also the first staging since Legrand's death in January. Terri Paddock talked to the company as well as producer Danielle Tarento and director Hannah Chissick...

Oscar-winning French musical composer, conductor and pianist Michel Legrand passed away in January. Join Faves founder Terri Paddock on Monday 13 May 2019 at the posthumous UK premiere of his five-time Tony-nominated 2002 musical AMOUR to discuss Legrand, his legacy and the show with director and cast...

06 Feb
2019

Do biscuits inspire your creativity? Custard creams, Hob Knobs or pink wafers? Before he became a world-famous novelist (think Mortal Engines), Philip Reeve shared a spark of inspiration over a cup of tea in Brighton with Brian Mitchell. Terri Paddock talked to them about their collaboration 20 years on as The Ministry of Biscuits is revived...

05 Feb
2019

How many musicals have you committed to memory: plot, songs, choreography, musical style? For the Showstoppers, they've got a library in their improv brains of more than 300. Watch Faves founder Terri Paddock's post-show Q&A with co-founders Adam Meggido and Dylan Emery and the company after the premiere of that night's brand-new musical 'One Block Away'...

23 Jan
2019

StageFaves vlogger Perry O'Bree was on hand to help Faves founder Terri Paddock capture the brilliance of Bernadette Robinson at the West End post-show Q&A at the transfer of tour-de-force one-woman show SONGS FOR NOBODIES. Watch the full Q&A, and Perry's take on it, here...

Heaven forfend: what if eating biscuits were a crime?! Certainly, all of us in #StageFaves HQ would be in jail already. Join Faves founder for hilarious, 1940s-style musical style THE MINISTRY OF BISCUITS at London's Barons Court Theatre on Thursday 31 January 2019 and you'll also be able to quiz co-writer (and Mortal Engines novelist) Philip Reeve and the company.

Guaranteed: when you see SHOWSTOPPER!, you'll see a new musical that you have never seen before. Join Faves founder Terri Paddock for the performance at The Other Palace on Wednesday 30 January 2019, and you'll also be able to quiz the company's improv legends about how on earth they do what they do...

07 Dec
2018

What do Six fans think of a two-man version of the her-storic mega-hit? After her Six Q&A earlier this year, Faves founder Terri Paddock caught up with co-writers Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss on their latest West End offering, in which Toby stars with another friend from university, Zak Ghazi-Torbati. Watch the full HOT GAY TIME MACHINE post-show Q&A, including contributions from Faves vlogger Perry O'Bree...

Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday, Maria Callas... Bernadette Robinson brings them all to life in a tour de force performance in SONGS FOR NOBODIES, written especially for her by multi-award-winning dramatist Joanna Murray-Smith. As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Friday 11 January 2019, Faves founder Terri Paddock will quiz her at the West End's Ambassadors Theatre...

25 Nov
2018

Are you as proud to call yourself a fan as we are here at #StageFaves? What does 'fandom' mean to you? Can you sum it up in a word? Vlogger Perry O'Bree was on hand to help Faves founder Terri Paddock ask the questions at her post-show Q&A at FANATICAL, a new British sci-fi musical that celebrates - and calls to - all fans everywhere. Watch the full Q&A, and Perry's take on it, here...