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David Haig's King Lear


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#1 theatreliker

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 04:31 PM

Looking forward to this. Is it doing longer than the dates on WOS though as it doesn't seem to be on for long. Thought his performance in 'The Madness of George III' was brilliant.
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 04:56 PM

I'll try to see this. I'm sorry I missed his George III, I wanted to see it. I've enjoyed his stage work in everything I've seen him in.
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Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:39 PM

Ah, Bath.. this could be well worth a trip!

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 02:31 PM

Interesting Lucy Bailey is directing, continues her rise in status.

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 01:12 AM

View PostEpicoene, on 04 March 2013 - 02:31 PM, said:

Interesting Lucy Bailey is directing, continues her rise in status.

Yes, King Lear is good preparation for peaks of world drama like The Importance of Being Earnest with the Bunbury Company of Players, on tour from their South Cheshire base.

#6 JoeM

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 01:43 PM

For me Haig was a revelation in George III. I thought he was a good comic actor but the way he scaled the heights of bathos (to coin a phrase) in this was simply jaw-dropping. Looking forward to this.

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 02:26 PM

View PostJoeM, on 10 March 2014 - 01:43 PM, said:

For me Haig was a revelation in George III. I thought he was a good comic actor but the way he scaled the heights of bathos (to coin a phrase) in this was simply jaw-dropping. Looking forward to this.

I think you've missed out if you look at the dates of past comments.  It was in Bath last summer.  The Lucy Bailey connection is what has revived the thread.

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 02:35 PM

Ouch!




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