Jump to content


The Amen Corner - Olivier Theatre


  • Please log in to reply
24 replies to this topic

#1 pepem

pepem

    Advanced Member

  • Full Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 41 posts

Posted 05 June 2013 - 08:12 AM

First preview last night, came in at 2.30mins.  Despite one uneven accent, and a few scenes where the pacing slowed, fabulous piece of theatre.    Special praise for Cecelia Noble as the coniving Sister Moore, Marianne Jean Baptiste in the lead and Sharon D Clarke as her sister Odessa.    Have I posted this in the right section?  I wasn't sure whether it was classed as a play or a musical, anyway whatever it is, run to get a ticket, a great night of theatre.

Is this Rupert Goold's audition to take over the reigns?

#2 Boob

Boob

    Advanced Member

  • Full Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 418 posts
  • Location:London

Posted 05 June 2013 - 09:59 AM

Probably not, because Rupert Goold is taking over the Almeida and this is directed by Rufus Norris.

But really looking forward to seeing it.  Thanks for the report!

#3 xanderl

xanderl

    Advanced Member

  • Full Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 2077 posts

Posted 05 June 2013 - 10:59 AM

View Postpepem, on 05 June 2013 - 08:12 AM, said:

First preview last night, came in at 2.30mins.  

2 and a half minutes - excellent :)

You can order a coffee, go and watch the play, and its ready on the way out ;)
"witty ... both made me laugh but also gave me pause" - Mark Shenton, The Stage

#4 Lynette

Lynette

    Advanced Member

  • Global Moderators
  • PipPipPip
  • 5142 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:London

Posted 05 June 2013 - 11:36 AM

How droll

#5 pepem

pepem

    Advanced Member

  • Full Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 41 posts

Posted 05 June 2013 - 01:51 PM

Ooh sorry about that.  I got my Rufus and Rupert mixed up!  


#6 jean_hunt

jean_hunt

    Advanced Member

  • Full Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 74 posts

Posted 05 June 2013 - 11:06 PM

Saw this tonight. Someone chatting in the ladies' afterwards said she found it "uplifting". Not sure that's the word I'd use, exactly, but it was a wonderful piece of theatre, strongly acted. (I wasn't aware of a dodgy accent anywhere along the line so maybe my ears need testing!) Cecilia Noble is indeed fantastic in her role.

#7 Jamiem

Jamiem

    Advanced Member

  • Full Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 630 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 06 June 2013 - 08:34 PM

Wonderful theatre

#8 Poly

Poly

    Advanced Member

  • Full Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 377 posts
  • Location:London

Posted 08 June 2013 - 10:22 PM

One of the best things at the Oilvier in recent times. Poignant and, dare I say, perfect in every way.

#9 itsuckstobeme

itsuckstobeme

    Advanced Member

  • Full Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 317 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 10 June 2013 - 10:08 PM

Very disappointing sadly, whilst the acting was top notch and there were some funny perfomances the plot was paper thin and the gospel choir were not used to their full potential.

#10 itsuckstobeme

itsuckstobeme

    Advanced Member

  • Full Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 317 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 12 June 2013 - 08:45 AM

Good reviews for this today




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users