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#1 igb

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 05:22 PM

So, what's hot and what's not?  None of it, to judge from the ease with which I bought the tickets I wanted last night, having forgotten that they went on sale yesterday morning.

I've booked for two things up front: Slinger/Farr Hamlet, because both children want to see it, and the Aberg As You Like It, because two of us enjoyed her King John and it's a play I like.  Younger wants to see Winter's Tale, because she loved the Hicks/Farr production and has deemed it her "favourite play", but the dates are hideous for us and I think I've going to end up paying top whack and going on a Saturday evening, which is a Rubicon I haven't as yet crossed.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 05:38 PM

I've looked and decided what and when, and will book on public opening day.

I'm going to combine the Winter season's Life of Galileo (Ian Mcdiarmid sold it for me) and Boris Godunov (I feel I should see at least 1 Boyd production before he leaves), with Slinger's Hamlet. All of this at the end of March.

Then in the Summer, probably As You Like It and Candide, possibly Meckler's AWTEW, though that's cos I like the poster :D



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Posted 18 September 2012 - 06:00 PM

I've got my eye on A Mad World My Masters and Candide but I'm not considering booking for months! This year, everything gets a proper run through the summer so I'd say there's a good choice of dates for everything. Obviously I lead a much emptier life than the igbs of this world.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 06:30 PM

Have already booked for Hamlet, All's Well That Ends Well, and A Mad World. I will get £5 tickets for the others once the public booking starts.

Looking at the brochure I noticed that Jonathan Slinger will also be in All's Well That Ends Well. Since I am not familiar with the play, what is the most likely role he would be playing?
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Posted 18 September 2012 - 06:49 PM

View PostHonoured Guest, on 18 September 2012 - 06:00 PM, said:

a much emptier life than the igbs of this world.

When it's just me, I go when I like.  My life is empty.  When it's the kids, however, Stratford's too far for a school night, most termtime Saturdays there's orchestra on Saturday morning from which it's only possible to make a matinee with a police escort (and if you didn't have one at the start of the journey, you'd certainly have one by the end) and that leaves Saturday evenings.  So avoiding Saturday evenings involves holidays, odd weekends when we know there's no rehearsals, etc.  Or it means going on my own.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 07:10 PM

I got all excited at the mention of Candide and then I found it's some boring straight version without songs *sadface*

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 07:19 PM

I'd like to see the thing Emma RIce is directing, but the dates are awkward. Lyndsey Turner is directing Candide, and I like her, so that's what's drawing me to that.



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Posted 19 September 2012 - 05:44 AM

View PostDavid J, on 18 September 2012 - 06:30 PM, said:


Looking at the brochure I noticed that Jonathan Slinger will also be in All's Well That Ends Well. Since I am not familiar with the play, what is the most likely role he would be playing?

I would suspect he will play the fistula-troubled King of France - he's too old to play Bertram. Similar role to the Duke in Measure for Measure.
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Posted 19 September 2012 - 08:29 AM

My guess would be that Jonathan Slinger will play Parolles.

The phrase 'Cast includes Jonathan Slinger' made me think 'You don't say?' - on the basis of recent RSC policy it would be far more worthy of note if it said 'Cast DOESN'T include Jonathan Slinger'.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:24 AM

Any guesses as to who is going to play Titus? Very excited for this one, the picture on the website makes it look like they could be going for a circus vibe with it, Pagliaco style, although the clown does look a bit like the clown from Taymors film version who delivers the heads to Titus.




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