Posted 09 September 2011 - 08:48 AM
Posted 09 September 2011 - 09:46 AM
I don't have any membership with the Old Vic, but was able to book this morning anyway. Go the theatre's website, click as if to book for Playboy of the Western World, and then you'll see a link to Noises Off.
Posted 09 September 2011 - 10:18 AM
Missed the last London showing but saw it years ago in Richmond and loved it.
Looking forward to it, will be interesting to see who they cast.
Posted 09 September 2011 - 01:07 PM
Posted 09 September 2011 - 01:09 PM
Posted 09 September 2011 - 01:33 PM
For booking, yes, but the shows themselves are usually announced months in advance.
I also think they might have one or two big names in the frame for this - perhaps Kev wants to play the director! (My fantasy choice would be Roger Allam).
Posted 09 September 2011 - 05:50 PM
Ah memories of Patricia Routledge and Nicky Henson have just flooded back. Una Stubbs would be a great Dotty if she hasn't already done it.
Posted 09 September 2011 - 06:21 PM
Posted 09 September 2011 - 09:01 PM
I really do love the show, as I seem to mention fairly regularly. The most I have ever laughed is when I saw it for the first time in 2001 with Lynn Redgrave, Susie Blake, Peter Egan etc. Although watching it again may provide a bit more post-traumatic stress... http://www.thisiscro...tail/story.html
I really didn't like the film very much at all, but loved the Birmingham Rep version last year.
Fantasy casting: agree that Roger Allam and Una Stubbs would be great. Another 10 years, and Sheridan Smith as Belinda and Kim Cattrall as Dotty (I love the idea of someone who was once very glamorous playing Mrs Clackett when she emerges at the beginning of act 2). Speaking of transatlantic, I'd always thought Kelsey Grammer would be a brilliant Lloyd.
The other thing is, the script was adjusted by Frayn for the National revival to make it a bit more timeless (removing the colour television reference), but the one thing that dates it is Selsdon's memories of the charity show in Sunderland he did "during the war". If the show is notionally set in the 80s, it's not a problem, but if it's given a contemporary setting, that would make Selsdon nearer 90.
Posted 10 September 2011 - 08:17 AM
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