Damned By Despairspare tix 4th October
Posted 22 October 2012 - 09:32 PM
Posted 22 October 2012 - 09:35 PM
Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:31 AM
It would seem like a very foolish idea to offer free tickets to this for schools and community groups, isn't it the aim of the NT to attract new audiences rather than put them off for life ?
Personally I think it was fine for the NT to stage this play which, after all, is regarded as a European classic. However,putting it in the Olivier as part of Travelex was an act of folly - a Donmar-style run of a few weeks in the Cottesloe would have been adequate.
Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:52 AM
Posted 23 October 2012 - 07:32 AM
Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:36 AM
Posted 23 October 2012 - 10:16 AM
I take it you haven't seen Time Out in its new free incarnation ? Bizarrely it doesn't actually contain a full listing of theatre events (even just for the West End).
Interesting they turned down Gatiss, he was quite briliant in the Donmar's otherwise bland "Recruiting Officer", maybe he is just not part of the clique that has developed at the NT during Hytner's reign and maybe that is a good reason for a change of director. Major "star" actors do not audition to get cast in NT plays, they are either approached by the NT direct or they themselves approach the NT.
Posted 23 October 2012 - 10:26 AM
Posted 23 October 2012 - 10:33 AM
Yes, he was cast as Uncle Bernard after auditioning. He wasn't "turned down" in his earlier NT audition; another actor was cast. I agree it would be interesting to know which role had interested him. http://www.guardian....s-off-with-head
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