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#41 David


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Posted 11 April 2007 - 03:24 PM

QUOTE(Duncan @ Apr 10 2007, 04:49 PM) View Post
The new press night has been scheduled for 31 May.


Lear will continue for now with Melanie Jessop as Goneril. Presumably no one knows for sure when Frances Barber will be fit again, but she is expected to be on both feet again for press night at the end of May. What are the chances of her being back in the role by late April when I've booked to see it?

Can't answer the question, but you needn't worry- Jessop is very good, and if you didn't know, you certainly wouldn't think her to be an understudy!

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 04:38 PM

QUOTE(David @ Apr 4 2007, 10:46 PM) View Post
I've been wondering about this. How many press are actually involved on a press night? There's the big national papers, some TV and radio shows (Newsnight, Today etc.); who else?

Because if there are a lot, and they were to give them as standbys, would they have enough people turning up? (We're talking in the past now, are we not?)

I was there on what should have been the press night, and noticed that some of the 'Super Seats' were empty. Not many, though, so I figure the tickets were passed on or sold on.

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