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#81 armadillo

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:52 AM

Excellent - I wasn't looking forward to this one but if Parseley dislikes it, I know it's going to be good :lol:

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 11:21 AM

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I hated this

Tedious, odious, unchallenging and a smug piece of episodic "theatre" designed to please a white middle class audience

I'm sorry, but what, precisely, were you expecting it to be? I do so look forward to your review of Book Of Mormon. "It was all a bit dull, everyone kept singing". I mean, are YOU the one taking the p*** here? To go and see a play about the queen's private weekly meetings with the prime ministers throughout her reign and then attack it for being episodic and middle class is a little redundant.

You also contradict yourself nicely, by saying that Mirren is sleepwalking through the role, but giving a great performance.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:13 PM

firstly anyone expecting to see this play and expect anything new or revolutionary needs to question their common sense. the queen is still on the throne and we live in a media age, we arnt going to learn anything we dont already know. also complaining about 'white middle class' (reverse racism is always ok it seems, would you say poor black people?!) at the theatre (especially this piece) is like going to panto and complaining about the kids.

anyone why is being white and middle class suddenly a bad thing

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 02:53 PM

View PostParsley, on 22 February 2013 - 11:25 PM, said:

Are you taking the p***?!

When we have had a non-white prime minister then you may comment further!

And I wonder how many ethnic minorities relate to the monarchy?

Perhaps I imagined it, but the audience that is going to watch "The Audience" is quite self evident. Possibly an even more narrow segment of society than frequents the NT.

I had my good glasses on today so I could see quite well.

You went alone, didn't you? ;-)

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 03:24 PM

Anyone queue for day seats today? What time did the queue start?

#86 Mrs Lovett's Meat Pie

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:11 PM

Off to see this Thursday evening (back row, centre in the gods) and have 2 questions to anyone that's already seen this -
1) rough running time (step mother worried bout last train home)?
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B) do I need to know owt about history to get enjoyment (anyone pre Thatcher I have no idea but I'm willing to do research (if needed) especially if it means I can laugh knowingly and slightly condescendingly to all the scum in the cheap seats)?

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:47 PM

View PostMrs Lovett, on 23 February 2013 - 09:11 PM, said:

Off to see this Thursday evening (back row, centre in the gods) and have 2 questions to anyone that's already seen this -
1) rough running time (step mother worried bout last train home)?
And
B) do I need to know owt about history to get enjoyment (anyone pre Thatcher I have no idea but I'm willing to do research (if needed) especially if it means I can laugh knowingly and slightly condescendingly to all the scum in the cheap seats)?

You can look up some articles for info. Here's an interesting one:

http://www.telegraph...e-Audience.html

But don't believe everything you read. Upon research (aka googling) I found that Dr Alois Alzheimer first identified this eponymous disease in 1906.

No idea re running time. Ring the box office?

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 11:06 PM

2h20m including interval

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 11:15 PM

Danke Cat6 and James84, may the good ghost of Barbra Dickson smile fondly on you

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:19 AM

Ghost? But Barbara Dickson isn't dead.
Turn up the signal... wipe out the noise




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