Blog / Terri Paddock

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18 Feb
2020

I first fell in love with Once after seeing the original 2007 independent Irish film. Then again when I the Tony Award-winning musical adaptation had its West End premiere in 2013. And now again on the musical’s first major UK tour. As a pull quote on the show poster proclaims, when it comes to Once, “seeing it once is not enough”.

14 Feb
2020

You only have three more chances to see new British musical drama THE JURY in its London premiere run at Upstairs at the Gatehouse, where it must finish this Sunday 16 February 2020. Have you watched Faves founder Terri Paddock's opening night post-show Q&A with the creators and cast yet? Our verdict: this is top-notch new writing.

Here's theatre worth travelling for! In the latest in Faves founder Terri Paddock's musical theatre post-show talks, she heads to Woking's New Victoria Theatre to catch up with the cast of multi-award-winning ONCE THE MUSICAL on its first-ever UK tour. Join us this Wednesday 12 February!

The latest in Faves founder Terri Paddock's series of musical theatre post-show talks takes place on the official opening night of THE JURY, a brand-new original British musical making its London premiere at Highgate's Upstairs at the Gatehouse. Join us on Thursday 6 February!

21 Jan
2020

Two weeks from today (21 January 2020), KINKY BOOTS sashays back into cinema as Kinky Boots The Musical gets its cinematic release. Faves founder Terri Paddock got a sneak-peek at an advance private screening along with leading lady-man Matt Henry and other members of the cast, reuniting a year after the musical hung up its heels in the West End...

20 Jan
2020

After acclaim last year at Manchester's mighty Hope Mill Theatre, RAGS The Musical has transferred to the Park Theatre. It's a Broadway musical with a long, chequered history and is premiering here in a newly reworked version with a lot of input from Broadway legend Stephen Schwartz. Watch the full post-show discussion with cast and Aria Entertainment producer Katy Lipson.

Curtains, the murder mystery musical comedy by Chicago and Cabaret creators Kander & Ebb, had its Broadway premiere in 2007 in a production starring Frasier's David Hyde Pierce. Why has it taken so long for it to at last receive its West End premiere? And why is it so very perfect for the West End?

Here’s a must-see for musical theatre fans: the London premiere of a new version of Stephen Schwartz’s RAGS The Musical, originally premiered on Broadway in 1986, with an all-star cast led by Dave Willetts, Sam Attwater and Carolyn Maitland. Join Faves founder Terri Paddock on Thursday 16 January 2020 to talk to the company.

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...