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#71 theatreguy81

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:37 AM

Quick question for those of you who dayseated - what time did you show up to the theatre.  Am going to try for Tuesday next week and was thinking around 8am.  Any advice much appreciated!

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:20 PM

View Posttheatreguy81, on 28 November 2012 - 11:37 AM, said:

Quick question for those of you who dayseated - what time did you show up to the theatre.  Am going to try for Tuesday next week and was thinking around 8am.  Any advice much appreciated!

I dayseated on a Saturday and got there at 9:55.  I was too late for second row seats, but there were still 7 front row seats for the evening performance available by the time I got my turn.  I should imagine it would be easier on a Tuesday, though it has had some good publicity, so that might make it more popular.

Heed the warnings about the front row - if you can get there early enough to get a second row seat, it'd be worth that extra effort.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:46 PM

Thanks Beth, much appreciated!

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:53 PM

I got there at 8:20 on the pressnight Friday. Second in the queue. Absolutely worth it. Middle seat in 2nd row, best seat you can get.
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:17 PM

As I knew next to nothing about the plot before I went in, which meant as it unfurled it was completely fresh and unexpected, I'll simply say I just loved, loved, loved, loved this.  The two leads are phenomenal - couldn't work with even marginally lesser actors.  It's a joy to see a play so clever and so scientifically thought provoking that mainly rests on its emotional pull and its characters' engagement.  It's both mentally and emotionally stimulating and challenging and will stay with me for a long time.  And sets, sounds, costumes, were all perfect.  As was Payne's amazing, bravura script - deserved the award completely.  Just wonderful.  And a friend did come along and thought it was wonderful too, so I must be right.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:38 PM

This is obviously a big hit. I'm seeing it right at the end of its run. Why so short? Will it be extended or revised?

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 12:22 AM

It can't be extended because The Judas Kiss follows it immediately. It's a two month run which is longer than most plays at the Royal Court. I decided two weeks ago that I'd regret missing it, given all the praise. So I've booked a Spanish Golden Age sandwich on Royal Court bread - Hero and Constellations as the evening slices with Damned by Despair as the matinee filling.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:35 AM

View PostHonoured Guest, on 29 November 2012 - 12:22 AM, said:

It can't be extended because The Judas Kiss follows it immediately. It's a two month run which is longer than most plays at the Royal Court. I decided two weeks ago that I'd regret missing it, given all the praise. So I've booked a Spanish Golden Age sandwich on Royal Court bread - Hero and Constellations as the evening slices with Damned by Despair as the matinee filling.

I hope you have given some time over to the study of quantum mechanics...we wouldn't want you going along to a play without studying first to check it is right for you.....god forbid!

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:13 AM

Thank you for your kind concern, Latecomer, but you misunderstood my earlier point.

In fact, Constellations draws on quantum multiverse theory, not quantum mechanics, to investigate free will and friendship.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 12:07 PM

HG, I can't believe you're seeing DbyD after all you've read here. Why not go for a nice early dinner? Bit of Xmas shopping maybe? Life's too short, mate.




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