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#1 steveatplays

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 10:41 PM

I loved Constellations. It's short, at an hour and ten minutes, but Rafe Spall and Sally Hawkins are fantastic and funny and naturalistic, as respectively, a geeky beekeeper and a geeky scientist. I thought Nick Payne's play was profound, and the hovering black stage and white balloons design mightily atmospheric.

There are Monday tickets available on Monday mornings for the nimble fingered. :)

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 11:56 PM

Just looked it up. I'd possibly go just to see Sally Hawkins who I like a lot. Almost everything else about it as far as I can see sounds really off-putting, though. I sometimes wonder if I might be missing stuff at the RC I'd otherwise like because of their what's-on listings - their silly little pull-quotes are meaningless and there's sometimes hardly any description. But if despite all that and the equally discouraging picture (couple gazing wide-eyed at starry sky) it's as good as you say and has Hawkins in, maybe it's worth a tenner.
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 12:38 AM

Looking forward to this, as are my other versions around the multiverse where they also managed to get a ticket, the ones that missed out are kicking themselves.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 01:15 AM

I've seen 3 three-star reviews for it (The Guardian, The Times, The Standard) and 2 five-star reviews for it (Independent, The Telegraph) for it, which struck me as a tad odd.

I was very tempted to book when Sally Hawkins was announced, but I've not really enjoyed Nick Payne's stuff before, and Rafe Spall is probably my least favourite actor in work today, so I thought not in the end. I'll pick up the text when I'm at the Court for In Basildon.

#5 Pharaoh's number 2

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 10:01 AM

Charles Spencer compares it to the greatest plays of Beckett and Caryl Churchill. Wow.



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Posted 22 January 2012 - 11:28 AM

With a review like that, is there any chance of this extending or transferring?

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 11:31 AM

View PostPharaoh, on 22 January 2012 - 10:01 AM, said:

Charles Spencer compares it to the greatest plays of Beckett and Caryl Churchill. Wow.
He's now changed his mind! Currently, his online review reads:

"Here he makes a quantum leap with a work that can stand comparison   with Tom Stoppard, Michael Frayn and Caryl Churchill at their best."

To my taste, these three comparisons translate as "clever clever", "clever" and "wow", i.e. 1.5 out of 3 on the wowometer, whereas the original comparison you quote would have been 2 out of 2.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 12:08 PM

Well, that's still pretty good :D



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Posted 22 January 2012 - 12:35 PM

Will be in London for a week at the end of January.
Have a free Monday evening and would like to see this
production. Online seats go on sale at 9:30am and the
box office opens at 10am, I will not have access to a computer
so I was planning to got the box office, Does this mean
that if enough people order online there might not be
any tickets left when the box office opens.
Thanks and cheers from NYC.

#10 Pharaoh's number 2

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 12:45 PM

I think they hold back a few for sale in person, but I'm not 100% sure on that.






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