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#31 cat123

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 07:49 PM

I don't often venture into the Plays forum, but I saw this a couple of weeks ago and I was very impressed with Kate O'Flynn's performance. She never leaves the stage and barely stops talking (as in, she has a lot of dialogue!) and I was worn out watching her by the end!

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:41 PM

Have to say I am very tempted to break my "no revisits at the National" rule for only a second time to catch this again.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:18 AM

People I know who'd already seen this weren't too favourable about the play so I went in with really low expectations which meant I was pleasantly surprised in the end. I was gripped from start to finish and was particularly impressed by adult actors playing very believable small children in the first act. They were suitably annoying/whiny and had the mannerism down to a tee.

Seconding the comment by the poster above: Kate O'Flynn gives a very impressive performance, especially considering the amount of dialogue she has.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:42 AM

Does the Lyttleton still release half the front row on the day? I'm starting to get intrigued by this play and might try it.
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 01:00 PM

Found this utterly involving, to the extent that I genuinely forgot I was watching actors on a stage; at the same time, I'm not sure I actually enjoyed it. Superb performances and worked fine on the big stage, which I wasn't expecting. Before I saw it, I wondered why the NT had chosen this out of all new-ish plays to put on, but it's a really good addition to the mix and definitely worth giving an airing to. Would certainly recommend it to anyone thinking of seeing it.




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