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Grandade Noel Coward Dench and Whishaw

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#31 Cat6

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 04:56 PM

I had not even heard of this play's arrival until just minutes ago. I have just booked for an evening in May. Row H in stalls bought from American Express; so, yes, I paid premium, but H center is better than what was available through on-line sites (last row downstairs or upstairs). I also have a "trip insurance" type perk on these tix by dint of the AE purchase.

Like some of you, I, too, am surprised at the choice of material for Dame Judy. I hope there is plenty of imagination in this play! BTW, what is the running time (I am going to look it up, but you folks might know better!), since I want to book for eats after the show. Thanks!

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 05:19 PM

View PostEpicoene, on 22 January 2013 - 07:48 AM, said:

Not prejudging this one, but the publicity material says:

"In John Logan's remarkable new play, enchantment and reality collide as this brief encounter lays bear the lives of these two extraordinary characters." whereas based on the facts of her life Alice Liddell Hargreaves doesn't appear to be an extraordinary character at all ... well, maybe it will play up the enchantment and reality collision to generate a bit of drama.
  It's based on a real incident when Liddell and Llewellyn-Davies are known to have spent 45 minutes alone together at a Lewis Carroll centenary event that L-D organised. I suspect it will mostly be a two-hander.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:15 PM

Is it just me or does this sound deadly dull?

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:51 PM

Judi has said before that she doesn't read scripts until after she's accepted a part. She makes her decisions on who is involved in the production. Her husband used to read her scripts and tell her which parts would be good ones, but since then she just wants to know who's involved.
If I stay awake, it must be good.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:57 PM

View PostKevinUK, on 17 February 2013 - 09:51 PM, said:

Judi has said before that she doesn't read scripts until after she's accepted a part. She makes her decisions on who is involved in the production. Her husband used to read her scripts and tell her which parts would be good ones, but since then she just wants to know who's involved.

Peter and Alice playwright John Logan is also scripting the next Bond movie. Maybe Dame Judi's trying to ingratiate herself with him so he'll bring back her M.

#36 popcultureboy

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:18 PM

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Is it just me or does this sound deadly dull?

It's just you.

#37 wickedgrin

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:37 PM

View Postpopcultureboy, on 17 February 2013 - 10:18 PM, said:

It's just you.

LOL

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 03:24 AM

No, it's not just you.
Excuse me if I seem jejune
I promise I'll find my marbles soon.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:41 AM

Red was fantastic and there was not much to the "story" there either. I am really looking forward to this! I think Judi is probably right...pick a good playwright and they can make an interesting story out of anything!

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:48 AM

View Postwickedgrin, on 17 February 2013 - 09:15 PM, said:

Is it just me or does this sound deadly dull?
It's not just you. Anyone who saw the last Judi/Grandage combo probably feels the same




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