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#51 dude-1981

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 12:29 PM

We don't generally have threadds for stuff downstairs at the Hampstead, but by all means, let's break the habit and go for it.  Haven't booked, but will be going early-ish in the run I would have thought.  

And I can't see this going to the West End, as for starters, I'm sure the cast have pretty full diaries.
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#52 dunkley

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 10:12 AM

I'm not sure it would work in a bigger theatre with a proscenium etc

To be honest I'm not *quite* sure it worked for me Upstairs though. The repetition bored me after a bit and I hoped to be a bit more moved/enchanted by it. Also some of the balloons are looking rather sorry for themselves now.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 12:53 PM

Has anyone taken a punt on "Lay Down Your Cross" yet? I'm in two minds about it. According to this blog review - http://www.glensthea...-hampstead.html -
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Posted 26 February 2012 - 01:46 PM

I've seen it, yes.  Can't really comment here as it needs its own thread, which I suppose I could start if no-one else is going to... though it still surprises me how often I come here to read or post about something, only to find no mention of it!

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 02:28 PM

View Postdude-1981, on 06 February 2012 - 12:29 PM, said:

And I can't see this going to the West End, as for starters, I'm sure the cast have pretty full diaries.
Even fuller now.

#56 DanielWhit

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 05:08 PM

Just to bring the thread up to speed: Constellations is continuing the Royal Court's season at the Duke of Yorks, taking up residence from 9th Nov '12 - 5th Jan '13.

I suspect they will have to publicise it a lot.

#57 xanderl

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 05:14 PM

Yep, hard to see this working in a big theatre

And 40 quid or so for a 65 minute two hander!!
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Posted 23 May 2012 - 05:21 PM

I'm going to hold out for discounts.. I'm sure they'll be throwing them about!

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 05:22 PM

Not a good choice, imho.  Of all the productions in the Theatre Upstairs this season (and there have been some crackers as far as I'm concerned), this is the least successful and worthy of a transfer.  Maybe they are trying to transfer some of the others, too; I do hope so as not only do they deserve a wider audience but Constellations alone will give people a misleadingly poor impression of the standard of work at the Theatre Upstairs and the Royal Court in general.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 05:32 PM

Constellations is the rarity as being one out of two production the RC have done in the last 15 months I didn't see. Their upstairs work can be very good or rather patchy.

However, I'd question the merits of whether *any* upstairs production would sit naturally in the Duke of Yorks. Surely those kinds of productions are generally better suited to the smaller venues (the Duchess springs to mind).




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