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#276058 Macbeth (Young Vic) ?

Posted xanderl on 24 August 2013 - 09:17 AM

The scene where he murdered Rodney Bewes had a particular intensity

#276056 Macbeth (Young Vic) ?

Posted Epicoene on 24 August 2013 - 09:10 AM

View Postxanderl, on 23 August 2013 - 05:47 PM, said:

Sher is good, but he's no James Bolam
Thelma as Lady Macbeth- luxury casting.

#276011 Benedict Cumberbatch

Posted Nicholas on 23 August 2013 - 04:52 PM

View PostHonoured Guest, on 23 August 2013 - 03:37 PM, said:

Nothing to do with his acting ability, but his name is a huge obstacle to his being taken seriously.

What part of Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch strikes you as silly?

Anywho, as long as he can do the Z episode of Cabin Pressure and lets me know how he survived that bloody fall, he can do what the hell he likes as far as I’m concerned.

#274610 Next NT Director

Posted xanderl on 08 August 2013 - 09:20 AM

If Church gets it I hope he brings the vibrant young Chichester audience with him

#274346 Bad Behaviour At A Show

Posted Matthew Winn on 05 August 2013 - 04:58 AM

View PostCatqc, on 05 August 2013 - 01:50 AM, said:

I dont really understand the whole taking photos with iPads thing...it's way more unwieldy than a phone or camera as its so much bigger, which makes it especially bad to use in a theatre as it makes way more light!

It's as if someone was using a phone camera and said "Well, I'm loving the fuzziness and graininess but it's just not bulky enough and I don't look enough of an idiot using it. Do you have it in six times the weight?"

#270520 Age Of Audiences At Plays

Posted Honoured Guest on 27 June 2013 - 03:05 PM

Having seen the current McDonald's ad in cinemas, I propose that a similar commercial be produced by the RSC  starring Lynette and One Direction and culminating in the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, with Lynette and Harry simultaneously reaching for a jelly baby after a belly laugh in A Mad World My Masters.

#269593 London Box Office Grosses?

Posted Jon on 20 June 2013 - 03:27 PM

I think any decision to publish grosses would be at the discretion of the various producers and SOLT and I think by having the grosses out in the open might impact sales, I personally would like to see how shows are doing money wise,

#267306 Richard 2Nd - With David Tennant

Posted Lynette on 02 June 2013 - 04:55 PM

I'm less talented but still alive.

#267020 National Theatre Box Office

Posted Abby on 30 May 2013 - 01:59 PM

NT customer service is generally really good - always friendly and efficient. I've seen a lot of posh old people being deeply rude to them as well, and they are remarkably patient. I'd end up on a GBH charge if it was me.

#263630 War Horse

Posted Honoured Guest on 29 April 2013 - 08:41 AM


#263421 Bad Behaviour At A Show

Posted Matthew Winn on 27 April 2013 - 05:37 AM

View PostDuncan, on 26 April 2013 - 11:44 PM, said:

How about having something like this printed in luminous glow-in-the-dark lettering?


And leaving it on their battered corpse as a warning to others? I like it.

#260331 The Audience, I Just Booked

Posted xanderl on 29 March 2013 - 01:58 PM

Sheridan Smith

They could rename it Regally Blonde

#259986 Bad Behaviour At A Show

Posted Nicholas on 26 March 2013 - 11:44 AM

Perhaps it is undocumented that Lincoln took off his shoes in his box and desribed everything to Mary Todd as the show went along.  Booth wasn't political, he was just a bit miffed.  A bit like Richard Griffiths when a phone goes off, but with more firepower and a greater historial impact.

#257849 The Audience, I Just Booked

Posted xanderl on 09 March 2013 - 10:24 AM

Amused to read in today's Guardian that Danny Boyle's original plan for the Olympics opening ceremony was for the Queen to be played by Helen Mirren - they only approached the Palace for permission to impersonate the Queen and were somewhat surprised to get the response that not only was this fine but the Queen would like to do it herself!

So maybe she'd be up for taking over the role for the transfer?

#254349 Globe 2013

Posted xanderl on 11 February 2013 - 10:46 AM

Playing twins, presumably. Only their mother can tell them apart.