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#1 Lynette

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 05:59 PM

Did we have a thread on this?

Super little production. If you need an antidote to this season of cheer, then check out this piece nicely 'rewritten' by Conor Mc Pherson. He allows for redemption as he always does in his own work. Not sure Strindberg would have. But beautifully acted, set and directed. A cracker, so to speak.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:00 PM

Ps, no kids or grandmas.....though most grandmas will have seen it all.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:09 PM

How about grandpas? I'm there with mine on the evening of the 29th. Our Xmas treat.



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Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:28 PM

It's ok...he will still be in shock after Master and Margarita nudity! :o

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:35 PM

He saw Scenes from an Execution...... nothing can faze him now!



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Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:04 PM

He'll love it.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 04:03 PM

Seeing it on 28th. Will have to be good to erase the memory of the McKellen / Frances de la Tour production.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:57 PM

Enjoying this - particularly Kevin McNally doing his part in the style of Tony Hancock
"witty ... both made me laugh but also gave me pause" - Mark Shenton, The Stage

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:35 AM

View Postxanderl, on 28 December 2012 - 08:57 PM, said:

Enjoying this - particularly Kevin McNally doing his part in the style of Tony Hancock

I was there too - you weren't the furious-looking guy who stalked out across the stage in the middle of the first half were you :) !

While the McKellen/de la Tour version clearly prefigured "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" this one prefigured "George and Mildred" - good knockabout fun for the pantomime season. Entertaining.

Indira Varma looked way to young for the part but now I check it she isn't. She should play Hedda Gabler, she reminded me of a young Deborah Findlay.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 10:55 AM

No, that wasn't me but I was sitting close to him and his delightful lady friend (who was clutching a roll- up fag throughout the first act ready for easy access in the interval)

His parting shot before marching across the stage was "if I don't get out soon I'm going to f***ing p*ss myself"


"witty ... both made me laugh but also gave me pause" - Mark Shenton, The Stage




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