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Loopyjohn

Member Since 05 Nov 2012
Offline Last Active Apr 14 2014 04:34 AM
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Blockbuster The Musical

25 March 2014 - 01:10 PM

http://musicaltheatr...er-the-musical/
http://www.thepublic...cal-on-uk-tour/

It's worth reading the plot synopsis for this one!

The Beauty Queen Of Leenane, Curve

20 October 2013 - 02:53 PM

Saw this at yesterday's matinee. It has a short 3 week run at Leicester (up to 9 Nov) followed by a short run at Mercury Theatre Colchester (13-23 Nov).  It's another co-production, following on from The Hired Man earlier this year.  It fits the small studio space well.  It was in great shape for a 2nd preview.  Michele Moran as Maureen especially impressed.  If I'm picky, I found Nora Connolly as Mags a bit too young to fully convince as the Mum of 40 year old Maureen.  It's also difficult to avoid making comparisons with Rosaleen Linehan's strong performance at The Young Vic a couple of years ago.  Although written in the same year as The Cripple of Inishmaan, I think this is a far better play.  With a smaller cast and a better script, you can feel for the characters, something I struggled to do in Cripple.  Well worth the trip to Leicester, and tickets are a very reasonable £14/16 (£10 preview on Mon. 21st).