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SRB & John Simm

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#11 xanderl

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 02:49 PM

I went for the back row - should still be able to tell Simm and SRB apart
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Posted 15 March 2013 - 03:26 PM

Even appealing things like this can't make me pay West End prices for a decent seat. I'm holding out for a cheap Monday or £10 dayseats
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Posted 15 March 2013 - 04:55 PM

View PostBackdrifter, on 15 March 2013 - 10:59 AM, said:

Mondays are greyed out on the calendar so I assume the £15 Mondays will again be running. Maybe to answer my earlier question, those currently not-for-sale seats will be the £10 dayseats - in which case there's quite a few

The statement from Jamie Lloyd talks about how he's pleased to be bringing this to a younger audience through their £15 Mondays, so looks like that offer will apply for this production.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 05:03 PM

its just a shame virtually all the other seats are £54! I sat on the second-to-last row for Macbeth and the view was fine.
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Posted 15 March 2013 - 10:50 PM

It's a terrible play

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 09:01 AM

O dear!

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 09:48 AM

Alternatively it's a masterpiece - http://www.guardian....jul/19/theatre2

Depends whether you see Michael Billington or Mr Barnaby as an authority on the theatre I guess. I enjoyed the National production.
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Posted 16 March 2013 - 09:59 AM

I'm sure it's a good play because SRB and John Simm decided to be in it, but I can imagine it's not everybody's taste: It's Pinter!
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Posted 16 March 2013 - 10:20 AM

It gets done quite a lot - there was a production at the NT about 5 years ago whose cast included Henry Woolf, a school chum of Pinter. And Pinter himself performed in it at the Comedy Theatre-as-was c1996 (in the SRB role I *think*). It has quite a large cast so don't be put off by the thought of a dreary two-hander with lots of pauses. It is still Pinter though...

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 02:47 PM

View PostRedRose, on 16 March 2013 - 09:59 AM, said:

I can imagine it's not everybody's taste: It's Pinter!
Is there any writer who is "everybody's taste"?! Though I suppose HP is one of the more divisive ones.

It's not one of the best Pinters but I disagree it's "terrible". I too enjoyed the NT production a few years back. In some ways it's not much like what you might expect from HP.
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