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Grandade Noel Coward Dench and Whishaw

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#201 Mrs Lovett's Meat Pie

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 10:17 AM

View Postpopcultureboy, on 06 May 2013 - 09:02 AM, said:



There's not reading reviews and then there's being uninformed.

I'm sorry for my unprofessional attitude to theatre going

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 10:25 AM

View Postpopcultureboy, on 06 May 2013 - 09:02 AM, said:

There's not reading reviews and then there's being uninformed.
  Indeed. The subject of the play was made very clear when the season was announced. It's quite an achievement to go into the theatre without any idea what it's about.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 10:40 AM

Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan meet in a book shop and have a natter is how it was sold to me. I assumed it would mainly based on what happened to them as adults.
It's weird I'm getting hate because I didn't know what it was gona b about! Am I the only person that likes to be surprised?!?

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 10:47 AM

View PostMrs Lovett, on 06 May 2013 - 10:40 AM, said:

Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan meet in a book shop and have a natter is how it was sold to me. I assumed it would mainly based on what happened to them as adults.
It's weird I'm getting hate because I didn't know what it was gona b about! Am I the only person that likes to be surprised?!?
  Hate? Really? You are the person who hated the subject matter of the play. Doesn't make it a bad play, just one that might not appeal to Yoof.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 10:52 AM

View PostHonoured Guest, on 06 May 2013 - 09:39 AM, said:


The reason for many people's disappointed reactions to Peter and Alice is that they booked to see it on the strength of: "Oooh! Michael Grandage! Oooh! Judi Dench! Oooh! Ben Whishaw!", with no thought at all as to whether they had the slightest interest in the actual play!

I had an interest in the play before I went. I'm cured of that now.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 10:57 AM

View Postarmadillo, on 06 May 2013 - 10:47 AM, said:


  Hate? Really? You are the person who hated the subject matter of the play. Doesn't make it a bad play, just one that might not appeal to Yoof.

How incredibly patronising you are! Why don't u throw in there that I'm proberbly working class so that's why I didn't enjoy it too???!

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 11:03 AM

Ladies, gents, please. The sun is shining. Enjoy.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 11:06 AM

View PostMrs Lovett, on 06 May 2013 - 10:17 AM, said:



I'm sorry for my unprofessional attitude to theatre going

I like to read as little as possible about a play. I have thoroughly enjoyed being surprised along the way! Rattigan in particular has rewarded complete ignorance! Magnificent. This can be undone by other members of the audience briefing their neighbour on the plot....I have had to ask someone to be quiet in the past as they were insisting on giving a blow by blow account of the play before curtain up!

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 11:21 AM

View PostMrs Lovett, on 06 May 2013 - 10:57 AM, said:

How incredibly patronising you are! Why don't u throw in there that I'm proberbly working class so that's why I didn't enjoy it too???!
What is patronising about suggesting that your age might not lend itself to an appreciation of this particular subject matter with its emphasis on aging and nostalgia for lost youth? You do mention on another thread having been 'very young' when you saw the NT's Oklahoma (1998) though I'm not going to guess your age. Some plays appeal to different groups of people - this one does seem to divide opinion- but your dislike of it seems to be based on your preconceptions of the subject matter. But we don't have to like the same things - I dare say you like plenty of plays that I disliked.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 11:38 AM

View Postarmadillo, on 06 May 2013 - 10:47 AM, said:

  Hate? Really? You are the person who hated the subject matter of the play. Doesn't make it a bad play, just one that might not appeal to Yoof.
It is a bad play.




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