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In Topic: Matthew Bourne's Lord Of The Flies

07 April 2014 - 09:22 PM

The piece, without an interval, might just scrape 90 minutes, and I would b a superbly tense 90 minutes. There is a make-up change,but during act one there are costume changes. I'm aware that  company have to pay something like £10000 to make up for bar sales.

In Topic: Matthew Bourne's Lord Of The Flies

06 April 2014 - 10:15 PM

It really is a tremendous evening and would benefit by being in one tense chunk, but then there are bar sales, make-up, exhaustion, and the mess the stage management have to clear up. But ingenious and thrilling and the theatre as a metaphor was brilliant. When the gang go off foraging, they come back with surprising but relevant goodies. The conch yes is genius - look at the label n the side of the oil can. The school bays blend seamlessly with the professionals - but oh crikey the logistics are amazing  Ho thrilling for the young lads to be a part of this. But oh the opening chorale was stunning, as was poor Piggy's fate. Very happy to be thrilled by this as Sleeping Beauty left me cold. This is raw and powerful.

In Topic: Kate O'Mara

30 March 2014 - 08:19 PM

A tour de force forced to tour....

In Topic: Relative Values At Harold Pinter

30 March 2014 - 08:18 PM

Having loved the film with Julie Andrews and Stephen Fry (which I know was rather loosely adapted) I'd still love to see the original. Some great lines.

In Topic: Shakespeare In Love - Noel Coward Theatre, July 2014

16 February 2014 - 12:35 PM

pssst - don't tell the tourist board of Verona where thousands blindly flock to Juliet's balcony believing Juliet actually stood there.