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#1 Epicoene

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 03:04 PM

Anyone ? I'm seeing it soon. No feedback here on their last offering (The Last Yankee) so I assume it is not on people's radar, no surprise as their marketing is pretty feeble.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 03:15 PM

I read it is very short. If it were on with another shortie I might be tempted but a bit far for me to trek for less than an hour.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 07:35 PM

About an hour. It is an interesting niche for them to explore, there are loads of one-act plays, both ancient and modern, which never get professional revivals. The Arthur Miller was 90 minutes.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 07:59 PM

Is the Print Room cultivating a predominantly local audience perhaps? If so, the short running time wouldn't deter many. Several years ago, I attended The Dumb Waiter at my nearest theatre (nine minutes' walk) and it was a very satisfying evening on its own.

#5 Epicoene

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 09:21 PM

View PostHonoured Guest, on 01 November 2013 - 07:59 PM, said:

Is the Print Room cultivating a predominantly local audience perhaps? If so, the short running time wouldn't deter many. Several years ago, I attended The Dumb Waiter at my nearest theatre (nine minutes' walk) and it was a very satisfying evening on its own.
Oh yes, they look like locals, monied Notting Hill set. I'm sort of local too. 1hr suits me fine.

#6 Epicoene

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:17 AM

This isn't that good. Miscast really. Clive Wood projecting as if he's in a 1000 seat theatre when there were only 100 of us there. There should be a lot more laughs in this play and they got hardly any. Not recommended.

Other than Wood those involved are Julian Glover's son as director and Alun Armstrong's son as actor - there are a lot of dynastic succession examples around at the moment.

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 07:10 PM

Possibly everyone saw it at the Trafalgar a few years ago. Or saw In Bruges which has the same plot.

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 08:59 PM

It's got good write ups; I'm seeing it later next week. Will report back.



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Posted 15 November 2013 - 10:02 PM

Well I thought this was excellent. Probably my favourite Pinter thus far. It's a mysterious, at times baffling play, yet often very funny- quite a few laughs tonight. And it works just brilliantly in the tiny Print Room. Whilst it would've been great if thry had paired it with another short Pinter - Moonlight perhaps? - playing it alone does mean that you've got nothing to overshadow your thoughts of the play, and allows you to reflect and ponder as to what the heck Pinter meant.






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