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#1 AnnieInTheStalls

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 02:50 PM

This was a quite enjoyable evening, though I was a little disappointed by it possibly due to my high expectations and appalling seat*. It's a sweet and touching tale winningly told and acted. Rather a lot of interpretive dance, although I swear it included 78 year old Sian Phillips flipping the not small Edward Bennett over her shoulders, which is surely worth the price of admission on its own.



* we were in AA1 and 2 and even with leaning over the rail could only see half the bed, where half the action (and indeed interpretive dance) takes place. Either move the bed or reduce the price from 12.50. Apart from this, liked the theatre and staff a lot.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 05:00 PM

View PostAnnieInTheStalls, on 22 January 2012 - 02:50 PM, said:

* we ... could only see half the bed, where half the action ... takes place.
Could you see the top or bottom half of the action in the bed?

#3 AnnieInTheStalls

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 05:05 PM

View PostHonoured Guest, on 22 January 2012 - 05:00 PM, said:

Could you see the top or bottom half of the action in the bed?


Now, now! There was a bit of sauciness on the table, however, which I had no problem seeing.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 09:58 PM

This was rather dull and I just wanted it to be over.  "Interpretive dance" *shudders* just reminded me of a GCSE drama lesson or Torvill and Dean.  Had it's moments in parts, but was half a play spun out to 90 minutes with the padding.

Packed to the rafters with school kids, too young for this really tonight and a child was sick in his seat (Row A ) seemingly having zero advanced warning which is a first for me in the theatre.
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 10:50 PM

Possibly he was related to the woman who vomited during Hamlet at the Young Vic
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 11:01 PM

Yes, Marius Pontmercy made mention of that tonight.  That was front row as well I believe.  The kids around the poor little mite took it pretty well I must say.
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