Old Vic Season 2007-8
Posted 06 June 2007 - 01:27 PM
[post="http://www.oldvictheatre.com/pdf/pressrelease_season07-08"]Old Vic season[/post]
(link doesn't work. It's at www.oldvictheatre.com - click on Season 2007/2008 announced).
All About My Mother, then Stephen Fry's Cinderella (press release is promising about this), then Mamet's Speed-the-Plow with Spacey, and then, best of all, Hamlet and The Tempest with Stephen Dillane, directed by Sam Mendes. I'm really looking forward to seeing Dillane's Prospero. Who saw his Hamlet first time round? - I didn't, but I've heard great things about it from friends.
This looks like a good season, at last. Speed-the-Plow is well worth reviving, it was very funny at NT years ago.
Posted 06 June 2007 - 02:29 PM
Come to think of it Alex Jennings is the only other Hamlet I've seen I liked - very funny. I have to say, though, that couldn't stand the Warchus production, it was full of silly gadgets and a video screen if I recall. He comes across as such a soulless director so often - well suited to Bored of the Rings I suppose.
Posted 06 June 2007 - 02:33 PM
Yes it is an interesting-looking OV season. The panto and the Mamet appeal. I just find it quite a pricey venue and I've never liked the auditorium. Are they still doing first 4 rows stalls U25s only? I've no problem with deals for U25s but I'd prefer it to be spread through the levels so some of us over-25s get a crack at front row.
Posted 06 June 2007 - 03:39 PM
Posted 07 June 2007 - 09:59 AM
In most west end theatres I'd prefer it if they did the first 4 rows for the under 5 ft 2s only.
Posted 11 June 2007 - 02:18 AM
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