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Hampstead David Hare Rupert & Freddie

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#1 Honoured Guest

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 06:58 PM

Anyone going to see this? I saw the original Almeida production at the Playhouse and thought it sound and whelming but my audience neighbour was more on board and was seeing it for a second time.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 07:04 PM

I'm going next month, and very much looking forward to it.  The Hampstead Theatre is rapidly becoming one of my must-go places.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 08:10 PM

I'm seeing it too- mainly because a friend was v keen to go.



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Posted 20 September 2012 - 10:13 PM

Enjoyed this. Much better paced production than the original. Hampstead good for this intimate stuff. Everett brilliant and Freddie Fox has a good career ahead of him, very engaging performance. The Fisherman stole the show.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 01:47 PM

I thought this was outstanding - a really enjoyable, touching and laugh out loud funny play, with a stunning performance from Rupert Everett. Freddie Fox also impressive as the odious Bosie. Plus an enormous amount of nudity.

After enjoying South Downs, and now this, I'm revising my opinion of David Hare.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 02:11 PM

I tried not to mention the nudity, Annieinthestalls. But you couldn't really miss it, could you?

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 02:28 PM

Very strong reviews - sad that I don't have a ticket now! Might there be a West End transfer?

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 03:26 PM

It's touring: Brighton, Bath, Richmond plus a couple more I think.



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Posted 24 September 2012 - 11:30 AM

For Londoners, it plays the Richmond Theatre October 29 to November 3.
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Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:21 AM

The Hampstead run is sold out and there are queues for returns, but having seen this yesterday, I can't understand the enthusiasm.  I didn't see the original production and cannot now recall why, so can only assume that this was because the play didn't sound particularly appealing.  This time I decided to see for myself whether it was worth it and booked ahead of the reviews, but in my opinion there are far better things around at present, especially when seeing one play always seems to mean foregoing the chance to see another.  I'm not saying it's not well written or acted, but little happens apart from some protracted talking and prancing about, and the end is not so much tragic as anticlimactic.  I do know that mine appears to be a minority view...  on a positive note, it's great to see the fantastic space which is the new(ish) Hampstead Theatre now housing the numbers it deserves; all that's missing is something worth watching.





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