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#1 Epicoene

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 09:44 AM

Anyone seen this yet ? What is the running time (it seems to be an adaptation of two plays) ? Another appearance by Michael Pennington in a small venue.

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 10:47 AM

And Linda Marlowe, even more of a theatre stalwart, regularly touring the length and breadth of the land in new work. People like her are the true national theatre, in my opinion.

I haven't seen it, but as Howard Brenton has condensed Strindberg's two plays into a single two-act drama, (as you already know), I'd expect a play of Goldilocks duration (not tooo short and not tooo long).

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 11:35 AM

View PostHonoured Guest, on 04 June 2013 - 10:47 AM, said:

I haven't seen it, but as Howard Brenton has condensed Strindberg's two plays into a single two-act drama, (as you already know), I'd expect a play of Goldilocks duration (not tooo short and not tooo long).

The last time we saw Dance of Death (Trafalgar Studios, a few weeks ago) it ran 2:10, as that is only the first part of this evening I wonder how much it has been condensed. Anyway, £20 to see Pennington in a 70-seat venue is good value given we will be shelling out North of £50 to see him in the Barbican later in the year.

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 10:10 PM

I very much enjoyed the Donmar Trafalgar production late last year, and am tempted to book for this too. However I'm holding out for reviews before I go ahead. Have you booked already Epicoene?



#5 Epicoene

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 06:22 AM

View PostPharaoh, on 05 June 2013 - 10:10 PM, said:

I very much enjoyed the Donmar Trafalgar production late last year, and am tempted to book for this too. However I'm holding out for reviews before I go ahead. Have you booked already Epicoene?
  Yes but I'm not seeing it until near the end of its run. I imagine given the talent involved it will get a few press reviews.

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 05:39 PM

Interesting interview with Howard Brenton:

http://www.whatsonst...nton_30915.html



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Posted 07 June 2013 - 10:53 AM

WOS review was positive, not that I usually set much store  by it http://www.whatsonst...d=homepage_news

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 04:37 PM

5* in the Telegraph (Jane Shilling, not Charles Spencer)



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 12:19 PM

Booked a while ago for this - the 10 sat matinee tix at the gate are a bargain!
"witty ... both made me laugh but also gave me pause" - Mark Shenton, The Stage

#10 Epicoene

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 06:58 AM

View PostPharaoh, on 07 June 2013 - 04:37 PM, said:

5* in the Telegraph (Jane Shilling, not Charles Spencer)
Poor old Lyn Gardner didn't like it much. So, should be good then.




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