The Audience, I Just Booked
Posted 29 March 2013 - 04:11 PM
Posted 29 March 2013 - 09:56 PM
Posted 30 March 2013 - 04:16 PM
I know that! I began by saying that she's the reason for the "box office bonanza". But the play would stand up with another lead actor - exactly as One Man, Two Guvnors carried on in the West End with Owain Arthur when James Corden took it to Broadway - and it might be worth a shot at extending it, to see if there was enough public interest to sustain it. I think the play has strong appeal to a middlebrow audience - the type who flocked to Yes, Prime Minister and who like history documentaries on BBC2 and who listen regularly to Radio 4. Surely a transfer to another West End theatre would cost much less than mounting a completely new production in the same theatre, and the new Queen would probably be paid less than Dame Helen. It must be worth a shot by the producers, provided they can open the transfer as soon as possible after the close at the Gielgud, to maintain momentum. Anyway, we will see...
Posted 30 March 2013 - 04:24 PM
Posted 30 March 2013 - 05:20 PM
As HG says its worth a try - worth trying without Mirren to see if it has a longer life. In a few years it will be touring with Anita Dobson.
Posted 30 March 2013 - 05:38 PM
In a few years it will be touring with Anita Dobson.
There's a pun in there somewhere.
Posted 30 March 2013 - 07:12 PM
Posted 31 March 2013 - 08:30 PM
My guess is Juliet Stevenson.
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