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#11 Honoured Guest

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 10:56 PM

The first sentence of this WoS news item of 30 Apr 2010 strongly supports Parsley in favour of MrBarnaby: http://www.whatsonst...-oct_13532.html

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 11:32 PM

I loved this in Chichester last year and thought it was still wonderful on Monday night. All 4 actors are very good but it's Toby Stephens and Anna Chancellor that make this production as brilliant as it is. Definitely still recommended by me.

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 08:25 AM

Private Lives is a terrific play - one of Cowards best. However, as it is revived so frequently and is SO well known a revival totally stands or falls in the two central performances. I am looking forward to seeing this.

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 09:06 PM

It has transferred excellently. Very similar to Chichester although a little sexier and camper. It's pure joy and entertainment, a lot of laughing through the whole play, the cast is still absolutely fantastic! I watched it twice last week. Once for a Time Out Tenner in row N middle and I day seated for it for the Saturday evening (also in row N, further on the side). An absolute bargain! Super seats! First row is highly restricted because of the staging for act 1, so they didn't sell the tickets there. I arrived at 9:20, 6 people in front of me.
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Posted 13 July 2013 - 07:21 PM

Excellent. I've seen a few of these and this one rates very highly if not the best. All four actors well on top of game and set good. A few empty seats in the stalls. The heat?

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 11:01 PM

View PostLynette, on 13 July 2013 - 07:21 PM, said:

Excellent. I've seen a few of these and this one rates very highly if not the best. All four actors well on top of game and set good. A few empty seats in the stalls. The heat?

Theatres are air conditioned.  Why would you not go to the theatre on a day like today?

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 11:06 PM

View PostNicholas, on 13 July 2013 - 11:01 PM, said:



Theatres are air conditioned.  Why would you not go to the theatre on a day like today?

Not all are, Drury Lane isn't as ALW tried to find out how much it would cost to install and because its grade I it was too expensive.

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 11:22 PM

Will this extend? Otherwise wondering what's at the Gielgud after this?
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Posted 14 July 2013 - 12:11 AM

View Posttheatreliker, on 13 July 2013 - 11:22 PM, said:

Will this extend? Otherwise wondering what's at the Gielgud after this?

Barnum is meant to be transferring from Chichester after Privates Lives finishes in September.

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 06:04 AM

View PostJon, on 13 July 2013 - 11:06 PM, said:

Drury Lane isn't as ALW tried to find out how much it would cost to install and because its grade I it was too expensive.

Was nice and cool when I went recently- and it was good 25C outside.






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