Richard III & Twelfth Night (Rylance & Fry)
Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:25 PM
Fabulous set of oak lined hall with two tiers of boxes on either side of stage holding sixteen people per box. Not a good seat if you intend to be late as two girls were.
Stage lit by real candle chandeliers.
Is Mark Rylance on castors?
Had at least three idiot laughers plus a phone going off directly behind me, (he got the look).
Stephen Fry much better than I expected.
Did I mention I love Mark Rylance?
Posted 12 November 2012 - 12:00 AM
Seating is unreserved, so as people arrive they fill up the boxes. Unfortunately, not all views are equal, even though they're all priced at £55. In the upstairs seats, there is a six inch deep wooden beam that runs in front of them and (with the supporting woodwork) effectively limits the view of the stage to about half. In the row behind, the restriction of view is aggravated by the heads of those in the row in front trying to see over the beam…
I imagine the seats downstairs give a Donmar-esque intimacy, but the upstairs ones are pretty insufferable, especially for two 3 hour productions. I guess it does replicate the feel of seeing a play at the Globe: uncomfortable seats and terrible sight lines!
Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:14 AM
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:05 PM
Worth being on the stage though as when you go in the cast are sitting partially dressed having their make-up applied.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 05:32 PM
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:45 PM
Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:47 PM
I would say he's never going to get anywhere near the same status, to be completely honest. Fry has been known nationally since he was in his twenties in the mainstream, Rylance equally however in a small core. I bet less than 10% of people in the street would be able to say anything about Rylance ("who?" would be the most common reply), whereas most would have at least some idea who Fry is.
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