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The Strange Undoing Of Prudencia Hart

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#1 Alf

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 07:11 PM

Caught this at press night on Monday and loved it! It took a while to get into, but by the end of the first act I was engrossed, and the second act was brilliant and strangely beautiful. One of the more bizarre nights I've spent at the theatre (or bar, to be more accurate), but it was brilliant. Also the first time I've been high-fived by actors during a performance or had an actor's pair of trousers wrapped around by head during a performance. Have included more in depth review on my end of month roundup on my blog if you're interested: http://thegreatestof...-july-2013.html

Anyone else seen/seeing it?
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Posted 16 July 2013 - 09:51 PM

Going next week - thanks for sharing!

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 01:37 PM

Tickets for most nights next week have just become available on the RC website.
"witty ... both made me laugh but also gave me pause" - Mark Shenton, The Stage

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 10:22 AM

Seen it! Agree with Alf! Lynette would love this! Armadillo and Epicoene wouldn't! If you're into storytelling, GO SEE!

It's been lovely getting to know you all. I'm off now. Goodbye. Au revoir?

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 02:21 PM

View PostHonoured Guest, on 24 July 2013 - 10:22 AM, said:



It's been lovely getting to know you all. I'm off now. Goodbye. Au revoir?

Going? What....where?

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 09:51 PM

Loved this!
"witty ... both made me laugh but also gave me pause" - Mark Shenton, The Stage

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 04:57 PM

Just caught the matinee in Peckham, as my original matinee at King's Cross was cancelled due to excessive heat. Never heard a Kylie Minogue song imbued with such emotion. A wonderful mix of comedy, drama, myth and music. The exuberant cast really make this production. Loved the actors who played Prudencia, Nick and Colin, who found such depths of feeling in a truly bonkers yet brilliant second half. Very original and great fun. :D

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 10:04 AM

View PostHonoured Guest, on 24 July 2013 - 10:22 AM, said:

Seen it! Agree with Alf! Lynette would love this! Armadillo and Epicoene wouldn't! If you're into storytelling, GO SEE!

It's been lovely getting to know you all. I'm off now. Goodbye. Au revoir?
  Interesting prediction. Why would you think I'd hate it? I see a lot of fringe theatre, just don't often comment on it. In fact I saw this last night and really enjoyed it, though the free whisky may have helped. Best use of paper tearing in a theatre I've ever seen. Au revoir.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 11:48 AM

Because this is such an open-hearted, life-embracing and ultimately euphoric show, and you generally seem to revel in bitter, destructive comments.

As a side issue, it's interesting what different people think of as "fringe". I hadn't considered this as a fringe show, because Nationall Theatre of Scotland is a well-funded, major company, but now you mention it I suppose this has grown out of the fringe tradition in many ways.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 01:10 PM

It was literally fringe for me, as I saw it on the Edinburgh fringe. I loved it, the clever use of verse, nice references to old folk traditions, beautiful use of language and some great music - and the glass of scotch was most welcome too.

I can't recall a performance ever being cancelled because of heat before, then it again it did get pretty horrible some days.





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