Blog / From: Terri Paddock

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

20 Nov
2018

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...

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...

27 Jul
2018

Have you watched the post-show Q&A that Faves founder Terri Paddock recently hosted at The Rise & Fall of Little Voice? She managed to coax a Cher impression out of the title star, Sarah Louise Hughes, while getting to grips with the Greek tragedy of Jim Cartwright's modern classic. You now have until 11 August 2018 to see Michael Strassen's production in Cirencester...

Have you watched the post-show Q&A Faves founder Terri Paddock recently hosted at It Happened in Key West yet? Catch up here to find out why the American creative team wanted to bring this brand-new show to London for its world premiere, how Andrew Lloyd Webber nabbed its original title and the real story behind the plot... and the set's video projections.

14 Jun
2018

StageFaves founder Terri Paddock hosted a post-show Q&A at Tristan Bates Theatre with the creatives and cast of SAN DOMINO, an original British musical about a real-life Italian atrocity that is too easily, and dangerously, forgotten...

18 Apr
2018

When the Barn Theatre’s inaugural production of THE SECRET GARDEN extended by a fortnight, it gave Faves founder Terri Paddock an opportunity to fit another trip to Cirencester and a post-show Q&A into the diary. And it's a doozy. Watch the full post-show Q&A livestream here - including an encore of one of the show's hugely popular #SecretGarden jam requests...

05 Apr
2018

StageFaves founder Terri Paddock hosted a post-show Q&A with the company of MISS NIGHTINGALE, now transferred to the London Hippodrome in the heart of the West End after its run last year at The Vaults. Watch this video of the full Q&A discussion, including big respect for multi-talented, crazily hard-working actor-musicians everywhere...

StageFaves founder Terri Paddock this week hosted a post-show Q&A with legendary Broadway lyricist Sheldon Harnick and the stars of the UK premiere of Rothschild & Sons at the Park Theatre. Listen to the full podcast from an insightful and heartfelt discussion here...

17 Aug
2017

StageFaves founder Terri Paddock hosted a panel debate this week to help open the fifth annual From Page to Stage festival of new musicals, in its new home at The Other Palace. Listen to the podcast, with a panel including Aria Entertainment impresario Katy Lipson and The Diary of Adrian Mole co-writer Jake Brunger, here...