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The Ritual Slaughter Of Gorge Mastromas

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#11 xanderl


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Posted 30 September 2013 - 05:48 PM

About 6:15 I think. I made it to the West End in time for a drink before a 7:30 show so you should be ok
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Posted 12 October 2013 - 10:35 PM

I wanted to slaughter myself, and Dennis Kelly. It's far too long (WHY start a near 3hr play at 8pm?!), the scenes jump about with little narrative drive (a stark contrast to the heavily detailed opening), it's dull, little to care for, and at times it's patronising. The narration is certainly well delivered, but it outstays its welcome after 5 or 10 minutes. There's some good staging which livens up the first half a touch, but it doesn't cover up the fact that it's a terrible play. And what's sadder is that, on paper, the cast is so good: such a waste of talent.

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 09:49 AM

I keep getting offers for this and the timing really puts me off. As I assume it does others, thus the offers...

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 10:51 PM

I really enjoyed this and I saw it at a matinee, but I think if the only time to see it was in the evening then a 20.00 start is ridiculous.

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