Count Of Monte Cristo Cancelled?
Posted 22 June 2012 - 11:58 AM
The Count of Monte Cristo was to be a family show, neither young people's nor children's theatre. I agree it should ideally be replaced by another family show but I fear some compromise will be inevitable due to the very short timescale.
Posted 22 June 2012 - 12:10 PM
He was working on his treatment of Monte Cristo at least 5 years ago (it was mentioned in a BBC documentary on R4)
The fact that it was programmed in an incomplete form is somewhat amazing
Unless it turned out that his script was actually not going to work - in which case, what is going on in the programming department?
Either way, this shows there are problems in the upper reaches of the RNT - and the sooner a new director is appointed, the better. The whole thing needs fresh leadership
Posted 22 June 2012 - 12:36 PM
On the other hand, I seem to recall a similar NT scheduling chasm loomed at short notice in the 1990s. In desperation, the NT invited a relatively little known young director-designer team to remount a hoary old 1930s rep classic which had been surprisingly well received in their York production a few years previously. The creatives were Stephen Daldry and Ian MacNeil, the play was JB Priestley's An Inspector Calls, the rest is history...
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 11:37 AM
There was the Frogs which made it as far as the brochures, I think, and then they remembered they'd forgotten to get the copyright
I assume the BBC didn't actually throw Much Ado away - it would be fascinating to see what was wrong with it (especially as most of the BBC Shakespeares were fairly tedious school matinee affairs)
And did we ever hear what happened to the promised Trevor Nunn Follies at the Haymarket?
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