Hero - Royal Court
Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:11 PM
Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:12 PM
I feel so disappointed by this play (as you can probably tell!), maybe because I'm a gay primary school teacher myself. By far the worst thing I've seen at the Royal Court in the last couple of years.
Posted 01 December 2012 - 05:22 AM
Posted 01 December 2012 - 12:53 PM
Posted 01 December 2012 - 11:43 PM
Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:30 AM
It seems at first to be about many subjects, including classroom openness, planning for parenthood, and relationships with partners. friends and colleagues. But it's really about fate, the hero, destiny, pre-determination, the furies, metamorphosis and other ancient classical themes and elements.
Liam Garrigan seems spot on as Danny, one of the two leads, and Tim Steed and Susannah Wise both provide excellent support. But it seemed to me that the actor playing Jamie, the other lead, was uncomfortable with either the play or with his role and that was a flaw in the experience for me.
I imagined two alternative fantasy productions, a first with Harold Pinter directing Danny Dyer as Jamie, and a second with Christopher Shinn directing Andrew Scott in the same role.
There were passages in the play when it seemed to be treading water to no purpose and there were some sections which seemed a bit clunky at the time but which later proved necessary to our understanding. But overall I'd sum it up as a brave experiment!
Posted 09 December 2012 - 12:14 AM
However, it was by far superior to the royal mess of In The Republic of Happiness...
Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:13 PM
Loved Kin (which she was inspired to write as she herself went to an all girls boarding school!).
I did like Hero.....less than Kin...but thought it was interesting.
Many of the comments have been about the loose plot ends....I did feel that too but quite admired it. Whether or not it was intentional on the playwrights part, I do not know!
Life is often unsatisfactory and we do not always get closure on all the things we would like to.
However, I can see how other may find that frustrating.
Posted 21 December 2012 - 05:24 PM
Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:34 AM
Couldn't quite work out
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