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#1 AnnieInTheStalls

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 09:45 AM

Any opinions on whether this is worth seeing? My father tells me it's a dull play. Although judging by the poster, Madonna, David Beckham, Tony Blair and Boris Johnson are also in the cast, which could be interesting.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 10:07 AM

Well SRB usually worth an outing. Play not dull but a a bit of a one noter.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 11:23 AM

Your father knows you better than we do. He's politely telling you that it's not really for you.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 11:24 AM

I really like that poster. There's something slightly unsettling about it...

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 11:34 AM

I'll definetly go and see it at the cinema. First time I will see a production of this play.

I have already booked to see two more Shakespeare plays for the first time (in the original language), thanks to the festival. Hope these productions wont let me down.
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 06:44 PM

You're not going to get many opportunities to see this play, particularly with a lead performer of this calibre. It's a weird one but not without a certain intrigue. See it while there's a good chance it'll be high-quality, tick it off your list, move on. :3
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 11:08 PM

The play is certainly worth seeing a few times in one's life - this'll be my third.  The Trevor Nunn modern dress one at the Old Vic in the early 90s stands out in my memory with Suchet as Timon and Barry Foster as Apemantus (I think) - the whole thing billed (by the media) of course as Poirot meets Van der Valk.  I think it's a great role for SRB.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 04:12 AM

View PostWhenindisgrace, on 01 April 2012 - 11:08 PM, said:

The play is certainly worth seeing a few times in one's life - this'll be my third.  The Trevor Nunn modern dress one at the Old Vic in the early 90s stands out in my memory with Suchet as Timon and Barry Foster as Apemantus (I think) - the whole thing billed (by the media) of course as Poirot meets Van der Valk.  I think it's a great role for SRB.

I remember that one. Jerome Flynn was an excellent Alcibiades. Then there was the mud-slinging Globe version a few years back - not one to be a groundling at. But like Troilus and Cressida and Pericles and King John, it's one to see when you get the chance - and you don't often get the oppurtunity to see it with a Great Actor in the lead as it's not one they feel they have to tick off.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:13 AM

Well I've booked but not til September so hope SRB is in good health and good form all summer.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:30 AM

I always have a good time at the lesser known plays because I suspect they're usually put on by people who believe in them and want to do them - rather than the Buggins' turn procedure that operates with some plays.




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