Is Rock N Roll worth seeing?
Posted 20 February 2007 - 02:57 PM
Posted 20 February 2007 - 03:43 PM
Thanks for that. I do like plays that make me think, but also that have some sort of plot. Think i will see how i feel on the day, and maybe do on impulse on Sunday!
Posted 21 February 2007 - 10:24 AM
Posted 21 February 2007 - 12:30 PM
Posted 21 February 2007 - 01:45 PM
Posted 21 February 2007 - 05:18 PM
Go and judge for yourself or maybe you know already from the postings and who says what, whether to bother or not.
Posted 21 February 2007 - 06:14 PM
Posted 22 February 2007 - 03:48 PM
I came down from Nottingham last Sunday only to discover that Mr West had taken the afternoon off. The understudy was workmanlike at best!! Found the first half dull - improves after the interval. Overall a big disappointment. I had no empathy for any of the characters - I wonder if it would have been a different experience with either Rufus or Dominic in the lead part.
Posted 22 February 2007 - 09:46 PM
Posted 25 February 2007 - 08:33 PM
The cast were universally accomplished. David Calder was outstanding, as was Peter Sullivan as Ferdinand, and it was good to see Emma Fielding back to form after the horror of Playing with Fire. If there's another actress who can deliver Stoppard's monologues as well as her I've yet to see them. Dominic West started out as the poor man's Rufus Sewell but came into his own during the second half.
If I have a criticism it's that the play was a little protracted. I would have ended it after 'Don't Cry'. The dinner party was unnecessary and added nothing to our knowledge of the characters or the issues and the tidy endings were pedestrain. But that's a minor issue. Overall this rocked - though I came away with the sense that it's not Stoppard who rules but Jagger.
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