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#211 djp

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 08:25 PM

View PostCat6, on 09 April 2013 - 11:08 PM, said:

The cinema showing should be good. I only went to one such event, but I liked it mainly because the camera was allowed to move in on the singers (it was an opera) or frame the part of the stage where the action was taking place. I would not like it if the camera were static and showing the full stage the entire time. I also liked knowing that the action was taking place in real time. That it was remote, and yet I could see it hundreds of miles away was cool :-)

Should be great because I can't imagine there's much for a director choosing shots to get wrong. I saw an NT production at the cinema that was well done, but recently saw a Very odd War of The Worlds. The director/editor there had cottoned on that the acting/story  wasn't great  but the percussionist and the guitar players were very talented and watchable - but then spoilt it by constantly cutting sharply between actors, the guitars and Julia Thornton the percussionist - line, pluck, strum, bang, line was alarming to watch.

#212 Mark_E

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 10:56 PM

My dayseats were front row last weekend. Great seats.

#213 wickedgrin

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 06:39 AM

Apparently on Sat eve Dame Helen Mirren dressed as the Queen went outside the theatre to tell a march of drummers who could be heard inside the theatre to "shut the f*** up". I wish I had been there!

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 07:19 AM

Accompanied by David Cameron!

http://www.telegraph...to-beat-it.html
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#215 xanderl

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 06:42 PM

Dame Helen grants dying boy's wish by meeting him in character as The Queen ...

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#216 wickedgrin

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 07:41 AM

In the ever diminishing world of "celebrity" and the overuse of the word "star". I can officially say that Dame Helen Mirren IS a STAR!

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 01:05 PM

Finally got round to seeing this last night. Just wow, brilliant production, play and performances. I'm really glad I saw this. I was sat in the grand circle slips, and while leaning was involved, the fact that the ticket was £10 rather than £125 sweetened the deal. I've rambled more extensively on my new blog if anyone is interested: http://thegreatestof...ud-theatre.html
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#218 Mark_21

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 12:38 PM

Saw this last night after my partner day seated (Got there at 6am and was 2nd in line with all the other day seat places filled by 6:45am). What an absolute bargain for a tender for a front row seat. I thought the actual play itself was outstanding, some fantastic moments and changes that I imagine have been put in since opening which really brought it up to date. In terms of performances, what can I say? Helen was truly remarkable and worthy of all her praise and awards for this show. The supporting cast including all 12 PMs, you couldn't have asked for better. I urge everyone to try and cast this!
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#219 KevinUK

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 10:30 PM

Completely agree Mark. I day seated when it was in previews, and you'd never have guessed - Helen was superb, everything was fluid, and the pacing of the piece was spot in. I don't think I've the stomach to queue for 4 hours for it, but I'm certainly going to catch the cinema showing next week!
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#220 peggs

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 09:43 PM

Ahhh so that's what you were all going on about, saw this on nt live tonight and whilst I was sitting there thinking this would be great to be actually there, it worked really well on screen. There were a few of those i'd rather be watching the other person that the one you've chosen to zoom in on moments but can't complain. Can anyone enlighten me though, how did they do those custom changes on stage? They purposely didn't linger on those so only had the first surprise change and I can't figure how that worked so quickly.




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