Blog / Terri Paddock

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05 Dec

#StageFaves founder Terri Paddock found her festive spirit this weekend with a trip to the Bridge House Theatre to see the UK premiere (in an Anglicised version) of US musical two-hander ANOTHER NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS. She talked Santa topics with the show's stars, George Maguire on the (heavily blue-lit) set after the show...

20 Oct

Faves founder Terri Paddock had the pleasure of interviewing two leading lady #StageFaves - Emma Hatton and Anna-Jane Casey - as part of Mark Shenton's weekly West End chat show at legendary cabaret venue Crazy Coqs. You can listen to the full podcast here and visit Terri's personal site for more event photos and tweets...

Ahead of their individual Crazy Coqs cabaret shows this month, #StageFaves founder Terri Paddock quizzes two of our favourite #DazzlingDivas in an intimate one-hour conversation at 5pm on Thursday 13 October 2016 at Brasserie Zedel, as part of Mark Shenton's weekly West End chat show, COQ-TALES & CONVERSATION...

Join #StageFaves founder Terri Paddock at Lazarus Theatre's THE BEGGAR'S OPERA on Tuesday 15 November 2016 for a post-show debate on John Gay's ground-breaking, 18th-century musical satire and its enduring political and artistic legacy to this day...

14 Jul

Faves founder Terri Paddock chaired a Q&A with THROUGH THE MILL's three Judy Garlands - #StageFaves Helen Sheals, Lucy Penrose and Belinda Wollaston - after Wednesday evening's performance at Southwark Playhouse. Catch up on photos, podcast and video here...

11 Jul

Faves founder Terri Paddock chaired a Q&A with #StageFaves Landi Oshinowo, Nicolas Colicos and Rosanna Hyland after yesterday's matinee performance of I'M GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER AND TAKING IT ON THE ROAD at Jermyn Street Theatre. Catch up on podcast, photos and video here...

13 Jun

How proud and excited are British #StageFaves fans?! At last night's Tony Awards, Cynthia Erivo scooped Best Actress in a Musical for her Broadway debut in The Color Purple, as we KNEW she would, and Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton, which swept the board with 11 awards including Best Musical, is coming to London...

07 Jun

How appropriate: SUNDAY AT THE MUSICALS concluded with Marti Webb singing "Tell Me on a Sunday". It was one of more than 20+ barnstorming performances by #StageFaves divas. Check out the full running order and pics from the concert, sponsored by Stage Faves...

25 May

What a #StageFaves company! Legend Summer Strallen returns along with current stage stars David Bedella, Amy Lennox and Samuel Holmes, as well as Michael Jibson co-directing along with producer and star Warwick Davis. Plus, narration by comedian Marcus Brigstocke and voiceover from Brian Blessed. Genius assemblage for EUGENIUS! musical...

21 Apr

All the buzz from the West End opening night of Funny Girl, starring Sheridan Smith amongst a company of #StageFaves.

20 Apr

Mrs Henderson Presents star and 2016 Olivier Awards nominee Emma Williams is one of many West Enders running the 2016 London Marathon on Sunday 24 April 2016. She's running to raise money for Save the Children UK. Here's why...

12 Apr

New cast members have joined the company of Olivier Award-winning musical In The Heights this week: Christine Allado (From Here to Eternity, Here Lies Love) as Vanessa, Norma Atallah (The Sound of Music - Live) as Abuela and Jonathan Bishop (The Lion King) as Graffiti Pete (from 15 April). Kimmy Edwards (Memphis, Hairspray) will join the ensemble and Ryan Reid (Shrek The Musical) will join as swing.

05 Apr

As I round up the overnight reviews of Sunset Boulevard, I can't stop Norma Desmond's signature diva song, "With One Look", spooling round and round in my head. I have a feeling it may stay there for awhile. Damn you, Andrew Lloyd Webber. (No, thank you really; I love it.)

Our founder Terri Paddock was on heading mission control for @StageFaves live-tweeting of the 2016 #OlivierAwards - while also juggling awards coverage of additional non-musical categories for her other sites @MyTheatreMates and @TerriPaddock. Here she rounds up the key tweets as they happened across the three accounts plus the official @OlivierAwards Twitter feed.

04 Apr

UPDATED: Winners' conversion rate now added to this story... There are 13 musical productions in the 2016 Olivier Awards running, all but three of them still running (or, in the case of Bugsy Malone, soon to be returning). Brush up on the tallies and #GetSocial with them all here.

Here's a reminder of all the full shortlists in the 2016 Olivier Awards, with a Stage Faves focus on musicals. Plus, watch Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton read the nominations at the star-studded nominations event in February.

17 Mar

This time last week I was coming down from the buzz of BEAM:2016. Today, as I was re-reading my notes and other people’s write-ups for this blog, I received news on casting for The Toxic Avenger, starring Mark Anderson (who I saw performing at Beam) and produced by Aria Entertainment’s Katy Lipson (one of the producers who had their portfolios showcased at Beam). So that seems pretty apt.

14 Mar

My biases when it comes to Bar Mitzvah Boy... plus director Stewart Nicholls explains how he's reclaimed this gem, previously a notorious West End flop that ran for only 77 performances.