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#11 xanderl

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 11:23 AM

According to the Guardian, originally Mangan sported a tumescent prosthesis, but it was cut during previews (ouch!)
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#12 Theatrebunny

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 01:07 PM

Loved Stephen Mangan but thought the play was less of a play and more of a sketch. The Royal Court doesn't always get it right then it would seem, but I suppose that's the point of the place, it takes risks. Anyone seen the play upstairs?

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:09 AM

Upstairs is dark at the moment Theatrebunny.  I saw The Witness, the last thing that was upstairs.  It was very good.  Excellent performances, one of the best sets of the year and I think the playwright is one to watch after this and Mogadishu.  The only thing was it was a touch one sided in it's views on war photography.
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:16 AM

Damn, shame I missed it. What would you reccommend booking for in their next season?

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 10:57 PM

You will definitely be wanting to book in advance for The River. ;)
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Posted 24 July 2012 - 05:12 PM

This was ultimately a bit disappointing. It made me laugh a lot but as already said it really is a one joke play. Shame really as there were a couple of moments when the play threatened to explore things a bit deeper and felt as though we were going to be privy to more detail about the characters but then.....pause....and Mangan was off again with perfect comic timing and a wisecrack.
As others have said loved the midwife.
So, nearly a play but needed to have more depths and surprise us more.

#17 xanderl

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 06:34 PM

The midwife is in several episodes of Ab Fab, basically playing the same character
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