Blog / Terri Paddock

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

20 Nov

How much do you know about the British tradition of drag? British drag artists are the “punks of performance”, according to Ginger Johnson, who has written, directed, designed and performs in a show that brilliantly illustrates and celebrates this tradition. Faves founder Terri Paddock recently chaired a post-show Q&A with Johnson and the Sink the Pink cast of How to Catch a Krampus...

It's so hot! It's so gay! Just imagine how hot and gay (and memorable) the post-show Q&A will be! As part of her ongoing event series, on Thursday 29 November 2018, Faves founder Terri Paddock is at Trafalgar Studios for HOT GAY TIME MACHINE, co-written by Six creators Toby Marlow (who also stars) and Lucy Moss. Got any questions?

Get your geek on! As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Tuesday 20 November 2018, Faves founder Terri Paddock is at the Playground Theatre for the world premiere of new British sci-fi convention musical FANATICAL. Got any questions for the show's creatives and stars?

Deck the halls with boughs of horror this festive season. As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, this Thursday 15 November 2018, Faves founder Terri Paddock heads to the Pleasance Theatre debut to talk to Sink the Pink about their very alternative Christmas show HOW TO CATCH A KRAMPUS. Got any questions?

23 Sep

Are you a diehard fan of the SIX queens yet? You'll love them even more after watching this fun-filled post-show Q&A that Faves founder Terri Paddock chaired with the cast (still in costume) along with musical director Katy Richardson and co-writers Lucy Moss and Toby Marlow. How do they feel about being labelled the British answer to Hamilton? And who, secretly, is everyone's fave queen?

22 Sep

Have you watched the post-show Q&A Faves founder Terri Paddock hosted this week at MIDNIGHT? Catch up here to find out how this brand-new British musical adapted from an Azerbaijani play came about, what Stalin's Great Terror was all about, how you balance natural and supernatural, how lighting frames the stage... but no spoilers! And ask yourself: what would you do if the secret police knocked on your door?

22 Sep

If you follow political news from the US, you'll know that Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is generating headlines for all sorts of reasons. Closer to home, the implications of America's highest court of justice shifting to the right was also discussed in Faves founder Terri Paddock's recent post-show Q&A at UNEXPECTED JOY... as well as embracing love, and joy, in all its forms, finding common ground through musical theatre and much else...

As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Thursday 13 September 2018, Faves founder Terri Paddock returns to London's Southwark Playhouse to quiz the stars and creatives of UNEXPECTED JOY, now receiving its European premiere care of Katy Lipson and Aria Entertainment. Got any questions? (You could even win tickets for the night of the Q&A in our competition!)