Posted 18 April 2009 - 09:37 AM
It's a farce which depends on lots of door slamming and surprise entrances and offstage sound effects which I thought would be difficult in such a small space, but actually worked really well (very funny 'appearances' from an dog.) Edward Baker-Duly as the caddish Clive was excellent - and also sings very well (funny line when Gerald Popkiss complains about him holding Rhoda's hand 'trying to sing.' ) Mark Hadfield was also v. good and memorable in golfing shorts.
So for an absolutely light-hearted, escapist, trip back to another era (with daily women, cigarette cases and dressing gowns) this makes a fun evening out. My favourite bit was 'I found some biscuits' - when you see it, you'll know why.
One odd thing - there seems to be a nightclub next door and halfway through the third act loud music came pounding into the auditorium. Does that always happen?
Posted 18 April 2009 - 09:47 AM
In the future I will book for week days (but I think XXL may be open on Wednesdayís) or for matinees
Posted 18 April 2009 - 02:38 PM
Guest_silence is golden_*
Posted 18 April 2009 - 02:50 PM
In a recent BBC interview Maureen Lipmann explained that once she stormed round to the club (in her 1900ís Swedish costume) to complain about the noise only to be told it was a Skins party. Skins as in the TV series not for Combat 18 and their admires! So I guess we canít guarantee silence. Bummer
Posted 19 April 2009 - 02:47 PM
Posted 19 April 2009 - 04:28 PM
I had a friend there who spotted her. His companion didn't recognize her and said: 'why is that drag queen running away in his underwear....?!'
Posted 20 April 2009 - 09:04 AM
By the way, should this thread be in the Off West End forum? It's usually pretty thin & undernourished and could do with feeding up and a few more visitors.
Posted 20 April 2009 - 09:37 AM
Posted 21 April 2009 - 01:29 PM
i still don't really get the point of this section. a play is a play regardless of which theatre it's on at
Broadway has been very good to me. But then, I've been very good to broadway.
Posted 21 April 2009 - 03:06 PM
Beat me to it. As a professional librarian I would ask exactly the same thing. Moving posts just to fill an underused section does mean that fewer people are likely to read it.
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