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#1 Lynette

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Posted 08 October 2007 - 03:59 PM

I last saw her on the stage as Cleopatra; she was fine as you would expect though all the publicity was on her showing her all...but the production was the worst Shakespeare I have ever seen. Alan Rickman looked like he was sleep walking and the cast had to shout at each other and revolve...So tread carefully Helen, I say.

What would you like to see her play?

#2 MrsDoyle

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Posted 08 October 2007 - 06:06 PM

Actually, I'd rather she made a film with Judy Dench because they are the only two people who will guarantee a sell-out at the small cinema/theatre I work at out in the stix. As we are a charitable trust we need all the takings we can get! wink.gif

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Posted 09 October 2007 - 07:30 PM

Something witty and sexy like 'All About Eve.'

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 06:47 AM

QUOTE(foxa @ Oct 9 2007, 08:30 PM) View Post
Something witty and sexy like 'All About Eve.'


It's hard to think of a decent part amongst the classics for an actress her age, isn't it ? "Cherry Orchard" I suppose. I think her last theatre role was in "Dance of Death" in New York - would have been interesting to compare her performance with that of Frances de la Tour who took over for the London run.

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 10:38 AM

QUOTE(Jan Brock @ Oct 10 2007, 07:47 AM) View Post
It's hard to think of a decent part amongst the classics for an actress her age, isn't it ? "Cherry Orchard" I suppose. I think her last theatre role was in "Dance of Death" in New York - would have been interesting to compare her performance with that of Frances de la Tour who took over for the London run.


wasn't she in Mourning Becomes Electra at the NT more recently?

#6 Jan Brock

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 01:04 PM

QUOTE(smith @ Oct 10 2007, 11:38 AM) View Post
wasn't she in Mourning Becomes Electra at the NT more recently?


You are right.

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 04:08 PM

Given the current trend for turning movies into stage shows it wouldn't surprise me to hesar she was reviving her role as The Queen.

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 05:16 PM

well i think i hear prime suspect the musical coming to the garrick very soon  tongue.gif
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Posted 14 October 2007 - 01:20 PM

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Now here's a thought - Judi D and Helen M together in Whatever Happened to baby Jane, either a straight version or the musical the Citizens did. And what about the Noel Coward Fallen Angels?


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Posted 14 October 2007 - 01:40 PM

QUOTE(achilles @ Oct 14 2007, 03:20 PM) View Post
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Now here's a thought - Judi D and Helen M together in Whatever Happened to baby Jane, either a straight version or the musical the Citizens did. And what about the Noel Coward Fallen Angels?

I shudder at the thought of a musical version starring those two, fine actresses both, but did you have the misfortune of actually hearing Dame Judi in "Merry Wives The Musical"? <Shudder> Oh, the horror, the horror…

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