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#296728 Fatal Attraction To The Haymarket?

Posted armadillo on 15 March 2014 - 09:05 AM

Count me another who is glad that theatres don't accept cards for programme sales - what next, the ice cream seller having to faff around for people who 'don't carry cash' but who know perfectly well that it costs a lot more for organisations to accept cards and that every transaction takes longer.

#296611 Man & Superman (With Ralph)

Posted armadillo on 14 March 2014 - 06:46 AM

View PostMrs Lovett, on 14 March 2014 - 12:54 AM, said:

Thank Christ this middle class, middle wank, will b the end.

Good luck on trying to fill the NT without the cooperation of middle-class ticket buyers :lol:

#292786 Walking Out

Posted armadillo on 13 February 2014 - 02:42 PM

View PostMrs Lovett, on 13 February 2014 - 01:10 PM, said:

I often walk out to shows Iv enjoyed the first half of, thus not having to risk soiling the production with a bad second half.


#292280 Bad Behaviour At A Show

Posted armadillo on 10 February 2014 - 11:02 AM

View PostHonoured Guest, on 09 February 2014 - 08:17 PM, said:

The experience of watching a play in a theatre is heightened when the whole audience is paying proper attention to the performance and production. When people ignore that and read a book, they draw energy away from the focus on the stage.


Armadillo, you may "fail to see" this, but have you ever considered that other people see things differently?

Have you thought that the lady might have had a hearing impairment and thus be following the playscript as well as watching? Not everyone enjoys theatre in the same way. Have you ever considered that people see things differently from you?

Though I confess I have mo idea what 'drawing energy away from the stage' actually means. Care to explain?

#292121 The Mistress Contract

Posted armadillo on 08 February 2014 - 06:25 PM

Why on earth did anyone think this was a good idea? It sounds about as interesting as that play where Charlton Heston and his wife read out letters to each other for about 6 hours.

#292096 Shakespeares Globe 2014

Posted armadillo on 08 February 2014 - 12:05 PM

FIngers crossed for Roger Allam

#291979 Oh What A Lovely War!

Posted armadillo on 07 February 2014 - 12:12 PM

It is possible

That some board members

Actually live in Stratford

Or is this

Just too unlikely?

#291314 King Lear - Nt

Posted armadillo on 31 January 2014 - 08:47 PM

Don't forget that there is another booking period coming up so there will be opportunities to see it without queuing for dayseats if you don't have an Amex card

#290832 Bizarre Advert Attacking Libby Purves

Posted armadillo on 28 January 2014 - 02:41 PM

It's from the same UKIP loon who thinks women shouldn't wear trousers. It doesn't do the Telegraph's reputation any good but most of their readers probably think he's a dangerous lefty

#290694 Amadeus

Posted armadillo on 27 January 2014 - 12:42 PM

Is he INCREDIBLE casting though? He's not been exactly hard to see in the WE over the last few years? Does INCREDIBLE come from a forum member or the theatre PR anywhere. If a forum member, it could be the last person to play Javert or the third swing from Mamma Mia...

#290686 Amadeus

Posted armadillo on 27 January 2014 - 11:24 AM

Good grief. How time flies. OK, my punt is Roger Allam and Sam Barnett. Any other guesses?

#290090 Do I Hear A Waltz?

Posted armadillo on 21 January 2014 - 10:23 PM

At the Park Theatre. I've seen it a couple of  times and it's no masterpiece but it's still essential for Sondheim completists


#290056 Lyndsey Turner / Cumberbatch Hamlet

Posted armadillo on 21 January 2014 - 06:00 PM

Law was still in the subsidised sector though. The last commercial one in a big theatre was probably (the then unknown) Ben Whishaw at the Old Vic.

#290018 I'd Really Love To See...

Posted armadillo on 21 January 2014 - 11:44 AM

David Tennant in my bedroom...

#289946 Happy Days The Musical

Posted armadillo on 20 January 2014 - 04:52 PM

View PostSchuttep, on 20 January 2014 - 04:05 PM, said:

Who cares. This thread is much more interesting than that could ever be...!

Really? I tend to agree with Kathryn2's views on trolling.