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The White Carnation - Finborough


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#1 Epicoene

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 09:33 PM

Anyone ? I'm seeing it next week.

#2 1234chainsaw

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 04:12 PM

Sorry, nothing to report yet. Going on Sunday.

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 07:33 PM

Transferring to the Jermyn Street Theatre next year

#4 Maxim

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 10:45 PM

Play a bit dusty, although second half better. Cast is immaculate - very good acting indeed.

#5 Pharaoh's number 2

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 10:51 PM

View Postarmadillo, on 13 December 2013 - 07:33 PM, said:

Transferring to the Jermyn Street Theatre next year

Deservedly, too. I thought this was very good. It's a bewildering play, but thoroughly entertaining and it could hardly be better served than it is here.



#6 1234chainsaw

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 09:11 AM

Agreed with the main sentiments here: excellent cast (especially Aden Gillett superb in the lead role and funny turns from Benjamin Whitrow and Derek Wright), and although the age of the play shows in some of the dialogue, overall it's very entertaining and well served by the production.

#7 Epicoene

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 07:25 AM

This is a really feeble play, like 3rd rate J.B.Priestley, even in its own day and on its own terms it is weak. Makes you wonder what Ralph Richardson was thinking - it's not the first dud I've seen that he originally starred in. It gets a more committed performance from this cast than it deserves. A brilliant comedy cameo from Benjamin Whitrow is worth the price of admission on its own though, nice to see such a distinguished actor on the fringe.

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 11:13 AM

He was good, others were too, but I wasn't grabbed by the play.




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