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The Silence Of The Sea,trafalgar Studios (Part Of The Donmar Season)


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#1 Poly

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:40 PM

I know it's late in the day as it finishes on Saturday, but has anyone else seen it? I saw it a couple of days ago, not under the best conditions, and I was very impressed.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:00 PM

I will be seeing it in 45 minutes!
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:35 PM

Better hurry up and get down to Trafalgar Theatre then, you'll be late

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:24 PM

I was bang on time and it was great

Really enjoyed this Donmar Trafalgar season, more consistent than the Donmar at the moment!
"witty ... both made me laugh but also gave me pause" - Mark Shenton, The Stage

#5 Ruperto

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:51 PM

I saw this a couple of night ago - really enjoyed it too, though maybe not quite as much as the other two Donmar Trafalgars, The Promise and the Dance of Death. It was occasionally a touch 'minimal' and cryptic for my taste, but Leo Bill was great as the German officer who can't stop babbling in a seeming attempt to counter the brooding silence of the other two occupants of the house. And a fab soundscape - furniture scraping upstairs, etc

Also, I had Paddy Ashdown sitting a few seats away from me, which was a bit of a distraction! I think one of his companions was French, and - from my attempts to earwig their conversation as we left - it appeared that she wasn't that impressed by what she'd seen!

#6 The Glenbuck Laird

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:10 PM

View Postxanderl, on 31 January 2013 - 09:24 PM, said:

I was bang on time and it was great

Really enjoyed this Donmar Trafalgar season, more consistent than the Donmar at the moment!
  Ah I see, you were using a modern mobile communication device. Or you are the prime minister or chancellor of the exchequer and live around the corner and I claim my five english pounds.

#7 xanderl

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:19 AM

I am actually Prince Philip. It's just a quick pony and trap ride down the Mall.

Anyway, probably agree this was my least favourite of the three (best was Dance of Death), but on the whole a great season. Particularly liked the links between the three plays - all three handers, two men and one women, one of them a soldier, all trapped together in one room. Felt like the same set of relationships being explored in different settings in different times and differnet war zones - a bit like "Stop the Cavalry" by Jona Lewie ;)
"witty ... both made me laugh but also gave me pause" - Mark Shenton, The Stage




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