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.

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.

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'...

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.

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...

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
2018

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
2018

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
2018

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!)

30 Aug
2018

New British musical thriller MIDNIGHT, written by Timothy Knapman and Laurence Mark Wythe, is based on an Azerbaijani story about life in the Soviet Union in the 1930s at the height of Stalin's Great Terror. See who's in the seven-strong cast of actor-musicians bringing it to the Union Theatre this September...

As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Thursday 20 September 2018, Faves founder Terri Paddock makes her Union Theatre debut to talk to the writers and the stars of new actor-musician British musical MIDNIGHT. Got any questions?