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Poly

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In Topic: A View From The Bridge

14 April 2014 - 11:57 AM

No surprise to me that Telegraph, Independent, Evening Standard are all on five stars. Only mistep is Guardian, which is four stars. What's that about?!!

In Topic: A View From The Bridge

10 April 2014 - 11:40 AM

View PostMrs Lovett, on 10 April 2014 - 11:21 AM, said:

Seeing this next sat. Never seen the play before. Wud I get more from reading it before hand or is it fine go go in virginal?

The production is not obscure and the narrative is clear, so I say don't read the text. Because they don't use many props, I 'd say it's good to know the setting: 50s, Brooklyn, docks, poor immigrants come to America illegally to work. Eddie - a dock worker who lived in Brooklyn all his life - and his wife Bea have raised their niece Catherine after her mother (Bea's sister) died. That should be plenty, you don't need anything else.

In Topic: A View From The Bridge

10 April 2014 - 11:20 AM

View PostThe Glenbuck Laird, on 10 April 2014 - 06:42 AM, said:

I went further, in my four year theatre watching career I don't think I have seen anything better. Some great acting, loved the set and some very good interpretations. 'Intense, raw and full on' is right

I was trying to be restrained in my praise. I don't remember anything hitting me so hard. It's like a whole layer of skin missing. Go and book some tickets before press reviews are out, there wouldn't be much left after that.

In Topic: Birdland - Simon Stephens - Andrew Scott

10 April 2014 - 11:17 AM

That's why I like to see theatre in previews, so I can see it fresh and make up my own mind.
I loved it and I am unapologetic about it.

In Topic: A View From The Bridge

09 April 2014 - 10:52 PM

It's hard to express how brilliant this was. I doubt I will see anything as good (as intense, as raw, as full on) this year, which means that basically my theatregoing life is ruined, but I can't praise it enough.