A Mad World My Masters1950s
Posted 14 July 2013 - 06:43 PM
Posted 15 July 2013 - 06:41 AM
Posted 26 July 2013 - 12:26 PM
We went in expecting to become accustomed with this complex plot. That was difficult with actors in the background continually going "Ooh, look at me chuck drinks into the audience, drunkenly stumble around the stage, get stuck in a rubbish bin, twiddle a statue's privates" and so on, or even "Remember that old cranky guy from One Man, Two Guv'nors? Well here he is again only SLOWER" (jeez!).
With so much distractions it was difficult to concentrate on the dialogue and understand what was going on. This certainly felt like A Mad World my Masters meet One Man, Two Guv'nors. The difference is that One Man did not rely on using physical gags every second
Now to be fair the second act felt more restrained. The cleverest moment was the acting scene at the end, and I liked Dick Follywit's storyline but that was Middleton's work there, not one of Sean Foley and Phil Porter's attempts at being clever.
All in all the production had its moments, but we sat in the front rows stoney faced whilst everyone else was enjoying the production (though I did wonder whether it was only the actors who were having the time of their life). Even my mum left during the interval, which she has not done since last year's Troilus and Cressida.
Posted 26 July 2013 - 03:18 PM
Posted 26 July 2013 - 04:27 PM
She was very interested in seeing this when we booked last year, and she was still interested when we sat down to see it.
Posted 26 July 2013 - 06:43 PM
Posted 29 July 2013 - 09:13 AM
Posted 29 July 2013 - 09:24 AM
You guess wrong; still lots of seats left (just checked a Saturday night in September, plenty available on all levels), so I guess their heavy advertising is to try and shift those. Doubt v much it'll transfer. Still, I'm interested to see it when I go in September. Want to see the All's Well That Ends Well too, but the dates don't match up. Hope for a London run for that, but again, doubt it'll happen.
Posted 29 July 2013 - 10:59 AM
Posted 03 August 2013 - 11:41 PM
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