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#51 mallardo

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:29 AM

No, I liked the set too, it functioned perfectly for all locales.

As to Franklin Shepherd, I agree with all of the praise for Mark Umbers' performance.  As has been noted, he is the most difficult character to get right because, IMO, he is not the bad guy his "friends" portray him to be.  His only fault seems to be ambition - he wants to move on when those around him want him to stay in place.  "I don't make that a crime", to quote one of the lines in Good Thing Going.  The only unsympathetic thing about him is his success.  His friends desert him - not the other way around - yet he ends up as the heavy of the piece.  It's a fine line the actor has to walk here  and Umbers does it brilliantly.
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:32 AM

View Postitsuckstobeme, on 14 January 2013 - 09:25 PM, said:

I think I must be the only person who actually liked the set! It is simple but I wouldn't call it ugly.

I also liked the set. Felt very LA.

Damian Humbley and Josefina Gabrielle were great. I think she's the best Gussie I've seen -  brilliantly played and for me, the stand-out performance.

#53 MrBarnaby

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:52 AM

Josefina G is always brilliant I think

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:36 PM

Quite a few seats for Sat afternoon and two for Sat Evening (we've nabbed two for Sunday afternoon), presumably because of this tiny flurry of snow we're having.
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#55 Distant_Cousin

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:58 PM

Wish I could get tickets for this!

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:20 PM

Keep checking their web-site, there's a single return for this evening on there now, but they have had quite a few over this past week. https://www.menierch...essionlanguage=
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:19 PM

There is a 70% chance the show will transfer to the Harold Pinter.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 11:23 AM

Jenna Russell was off sick last night. Her understudy was superb.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:32 PM

Her understudy was back on for two shows today also. It is also looking very likely now that this show WILL transfer to the Harold Pinter.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:18 AM

May - September is the rumour!





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