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#1 Ian

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 04:32 PM

Engrossing and well acted play about US election campaign staff - ruthless, back-stabbers and ambitious. Strong cast.

The tempoary playhouse has nicer bars but the main stage lacks warmth.
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Posted 20 September 2013 - 06:25 PM

I have seen this twice now and Max Irons is absolutely incredible.
Makes a change for a political plot to be easy to follow too.
DEFINITELY RECOMMEND IT

SIDE NOTE:
It is general admittance so you need to find a seat and the lines to get in are quite big.
The venue is a mess though... with 2 shows on at the same venue one at 7.30 and then this on at 8 the audience are all mixed together right by the bar and held from going through the main doors to the auditoriums. The problem being that the toilets are situated beyond those main doors so you have to push and shove through the waiting audiences to get to and from the toilets.
It was the same with Titanic last month too.

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 09:48 PM

I enjoyed the movie that was made from this play - Ides Of March.
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Posted 20 September 2013 - 10:08 PM

Not seen either the film or play! I understand the film changed the plot somewhat.

Agree with lesterf on the logistics of the venue - I had the same problems when I saw Titanic.
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Posted 04 October 2013 - 04:15 AM

I saw this last night, just before it closes, and thought it a solid production of a good, intriguing play - quite different to the movie, more compressed, more intense.  Fine performances, especially from Max Irons who achieved something his illustrious father has never been able to master, a plausible American accent.  Also good to see Rachel Tucker without the green face paint - she was excellent.

The place was packed with a very young crowd.  The production has been a hit for the Southwark Playhouse, a good follow-up to Titanic.
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