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Stevemar

Member Since 21 Jan 2008
Offline Last Active Mar 09 2014 07:54 PM
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In Topic: My Favourite Things In 2013

24 December 2013 - 06:44 PM

Here's my list:

1) The Effect (National)
2) Merrily We Roll Along (Menier and Pinter)
3) The Pride (Trafalgar Studios)
4) Chimerica (Almeida)
5) Othello (National)
6) The Scottsboro' Boys (Young Vic)
7) A Doll's House (Young Vic)
8) Ghosts (Almeida)
9) Henry V (Noel Coward)
10) Privates on Parade (Noel Coward)

Not a classic year, considering that my top two are actually plays I saw in 2012 also. Still, great for the Almeida, Ibsen and the Young Vic. I still thought the Michael Grandage season (saw all 5 plays) was solid.

And finally, reading postings here was a favourite thing! Although I haven't posted much this year, thanks to all the posters, reviews and tips.

In Topic: The Drowned Man

22 June 2013 - 10:09 PM

Firstly, Cardinal Pirelli, many thanks for your wonderful review and the spoilers - actually I didn't really find them to be spoilers, but very useful. I enjoyed this a lot. I think this was more similar to Faust, but greater scope, wonderful sets and atmosphere. However, I kind of think it was "more of the same". Still engrossing and a great experience though. Lots of good self discovery for me (won't give anything away), and decided not to follow that much of the "main plot" but explore some "secret" places. Luckily in past shows (Faust and Masque of the Red Death both experienced twice), I had individual locked-in one on one experiences, but none this time.. How it does draw you in is that there is for me definitely enough to go back for a second viewing, which I might have to do!

In Topic: The Weir At Donmar Warehouse

26 April 2013 - 02:42 PM

View PostLynette, on 23 April 2013 - 12:46 PM, said:

That title The Weir has puzzled me for almost ten years and I thought I had a handle on it with this production the other night. But hey, the way the title slips away from me reflects the way the stories slip about, the way the water is supposed to be under control for the area but water...? Slips away.

Looking forward to seeing this in a couple weeks. With reference to Lynette's post and Mallardo's query, I noticed the following explanation in the Evening Standard review:

"Though there is reference to a local weir, it is the pub itself that inspires the play’s title — a place where the waters (of life, of memory) are controlled and released."