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Feydeau @ Orange Tree

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#1 Epicoene

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:38 AM

Very good. Mostly the same cast as for Love's Comedy.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:17 PM

Oh good, I'm off in a week or so.
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#3 Epicoene

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:41 AM

View Postdude-1981, on 30 December 2012 - 11:17 PM, said:

Oh good, I'm off in a week or so.

It is a treat. The Dance of Death crowd here are probably avoiding it but the Yes Prime Minister bunch would enjoy it. I justified my attendance on the basis that Feydeau is important in historical terms so I had an academic interest in it.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:15 PM

I've already said that I have seen both DofD and Yes Minister. Would love to see this but can't.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 04:49 AM

View PostLynette, on 31 December 2012 - 06:15 PM, said:

I've already said that I have seen both DofD and Yes Minister. Would love to see this but can't.

You do know it's on for ages yet, Lynette?  I'm not seeing it myself for at least 2 weeks.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:35 PM

O ok will have another look. It always happens. I book loads of juicy stuff for the beginning of the year in advance and then don't have room for stuff that comes up on the hoof as it were.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:38 PM

View PostLynette, on 01 January 2013 - 06:35 PM, said:

and then don't have room for stuff that comes up on the hoof as it were.

... or the webbed foot in this case !

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:40 PM

Quite a few dates are sold out :(

Just realised this was in the WE about 15 years ago as, I think, An Absolute Turkey with Peter Davison and, I think, Clive Francis. I remember rather enjoying it, and a production of Occupe T'Oi D'Amelie at around the same time.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:03 AM

After enduring a couple of recent duds it was good to see a play and a production that worked so well on so many levels.  Far more enjoyable, for me, than the Old Vic's A Flea in Her Ear of not so long ago even though the latter is probably the better play.

A theatre in the round, like the Orange Tree, is not exactly ideal for playing a farce and, truth to tell, I did miss the multiple doors that so characterize Feydeau's work.  Miming the opening and closing of doors - with sound effects - didn't really cut it and made the entrances and exits less precise and less surprising than they needed to be.  Apart from that though the cast was excellent and it was a fine funny evening at the theatre. They do good work in Richmond.
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#10 fringefan

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 04:48 AM

I'm looking forward to seeing it soon.  I've definitely never seen a West End version but was alarmed, after booking, to read that the Orange Tree had done this before, as I don't like to revisit a play unwittingly.  Plus farce really isn't my thing and I don't go to all the Orange Tree's Xmas productions, but I have so far found that only they can override my aversion.




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