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#11 Latecomer

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:37 PM

View PostLynette, on 12 November 2012 - 01:15 PM, said:

But it had a potato!

Perhaps that was a speaker in disguise!

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:18 PM

Someone mentioned the sand at the Donmar, in that case the sand seemed to make everything unstable, while the effect with the dark soil here is completely the opposite: the production feels grounded and confident.
Quite unexpectedly, I loved this. I am not a great lover of poetry, quite unfairly I regard it with suspicion, but this production was engaging and exciting and very tender. And nice to see Pip Carter take the lead role.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:49 AM

I enjoyed this, not quite as much as my companions, who loved it, but it was interesting and touching. Made me want to read the poetry and visit the places. Disappointingly, though, my main reason for seeing this was Hattie Morahan, and I found her completely overwrought, spending the entire play waving her arms around and bugging out her eyes. I suppose I like her because she gives big, slightly mannered performances, so there'll inevitably be some I don't care for.

The staging was terrific, and the potatoes got quite a big laugh.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:09 PM

How bad are the restricted view £8 seats?

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:19 PM

View PostRH1234, on 03 December 2012 - 07:09 PM, said:

How bad are the restricted view £8 seats?

It varies - see here for details - http://www.whatsonst...lmeida-seating/
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:22 PM

I did not like this.....after a really good spell at the Almeida I ended up leaving at the interval.

Not sure why, just thought it was a bit boring and was also hungry.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:01 PM

What a let-down to see Parsley has commented on a play you disliked and left at the interval of but has only left a two line comment.  

Spot on though, a bit dull and I could not have cared less what happened in the 2nd half.
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:13 PM

I really enjoyed this - a lovely piece of writing given a top-notch production. A play about poetry writing (distilling the blurb) was not one to get the pulse racing, but I got a cheap restricted view seat and loved it. Superb performances all round.
The engine roared, the motor hissed,
And who could see that the road would twist

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:28 PM

This was beautifully done with some cracking performances- great to see Pip Carter now leading a company. Nick Dear is forgiven for Frankenstein, and Pandora Colin, who I have seen before several times, but has not made much of an impression on me, is now on my must-see list. A lovely honest performance. The back/forwards in time could have not worked, but it was staged so simply that it did. Oh, and the lighting was gorgeous.







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