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#51 wickedgrin

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 08:29 AM

Having seen the Weir and was totally underwhelmed by it I booked for this with trepidation. I could not resist a £10 ticket ( what a bargain). Never let it be said I don't give things a go!

So glad I did as I enjoyed this far more than the Weir. I thought it was a better play. Fascinating to see these two plays back to back. The effect of a woman on a male dominated scenario a theme in both plays. Some hilarious, poetic and moving writing.

The production was impeccable from the terrific set to the flawless performances.

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 11:53 AM

Was anyone else there last night?

One of the worst behaved and most annoying audiences I've ever been amongst.

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 01:40 PM

Yes, I was (see my thoughts on previous page). Audience didn't seem too bad. V responsive, laughed a lot and applauded loudly after the dance sequence. But nothing particularly distracting. I've seen a lot lot worse (*cough* the other Irish play down the road *cough**cough*).



#54 drmaplewood

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 02:41 PM

 Boob, on 04 July 2013 - 11:53 AM, said:

Was anyone else there last night?

One of the worst behaved and most annoying audiences I've ever been amongst.

I went last night and there was indeed some weird behaviour, particularly at a crucial, dark scene where a lot of people seemed to be laughing (you will know the scene I mean if you have seen the play) - was quite offputting.

Didn't ruin my enjoyment of the play though.

#55 Lynette

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 09:57 PM

Fab. Fab. Fab. Gripped from the start. Redemption, yeah, Conor McPherson's speciality.

#56 wickedgrin

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 11:40 PM

Yes, I agree. I enjoyed this much more than the Weir actually.

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 05:57 AM

 wickedgrin, on 19 July 2013 - 11:40 PM, said:

Yes, I agree. I enjoyed this much more than the Weir actually.

Me too!

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 10:12 AM

I hadn't realised that this production (with the same cast) has transferred to New York -

http://www.nytimes.c...hinds.html?_r=0
"witty ... both made me laugh but also gave me pause" - Mark Shenton, The Stage




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