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In Topic: The Silver Tassie- National Theatre

Today, 09:54 PM

View PostNicholas, on 18 April 2014 - 11:00 AM, said:

An invitation to the slips from Mrs Lovett?  Someone’s getting their money’s worth…

I’m going on Saturday myself, but it’s a family birthday so ditching them to meet strangers from the internet might not go down too well, much as I'd love to meet you all.  I will be playing a game of Spot the WOSsers, though, so wish me luck!  Hope everyone enjoys it!

I have more or less ditched my family in favour of WOSers....my children know where my loyalties lie.....

In Topic: Hotel

Today, 04:07 PM

View PostPharaoh, on 17 April 2014 - 09:48 PM, said:

No Billy Piper, but the excellent Shannon Tarbet is in this.

Sad not to see Billie but Shannon Tarbet was staggeringly good in Circle Mirror Transformation and Rapture, Blister, Burn.

In Topic: A View From The Bridge

Yesterday, 05:44 PM

Matinee yesterday. Cheap seats for £10...Z something, second row, right tucked round the back. Best "playing in the round" I have seen for a long time. No set to get in the way and they really seemed to play to everyone in the room.

Had seen the Ken Stott, Hayley Atwelll version a while ago and this was completely different but loved both.
Found the music a little annoying.....but hey that's a small point.

Came out slightly surprised that the world outside was still there...sun and all! When you are so wrapped up in something you lose all sense of time and space!

You at the evening performance Parsley?

So near and yet so far!

In Topic: Donmar, Spring 2014

Yesterday, 05:38 PM

Enjoyed this one. Took my ipad and was a bit hesitant about getting it out but they just launch right in there and tell you to get out your phone or ipad ....so fine! There isn't a lot of interaction....and you don't actually use your phone/ipad much either so don't stress if you haven't got one! Do not be put off seeing it...you can just sit and enjoy!

First half feels quite different to second...I enjoyed both a lot. Liked how they developed the narrative.
Would have cut a bit in the second half. Finished at 10.20pm, which made it a run to the tube to catch my train!

Then sat on train next to woman who logged on to train wifi on her computer and proceeded to do her on line banking next to me.....including putting in her passwords! Lol!

In Topic: The Importance Of Being Earnest.

15 April 2014 - 05:49 PM

It is not at all clear! Here is what it says on the website for Aylesbury.  I for one would have booked thinking it was a straight performance of the play. Just looks like the actors are being a bit pretentious giving themselves a name! I think it could be made a bit clearer without ruining the fun!

The Importance of Being Earnest Overview
Oscar Wilde’s much loved and brilliantly witty masterpiece The Importance  of Being Earnest stars The Bunbury Company of Players comprising Rosalind Ayres (Outnumbered, New Tricks, God and Monsters), Niall Buggy (Uncle Vanya, Dead Funny, Aristocrats), Nigel Havers (Downton Abbey, The Life of Rock with Brian Pern, Coronation Street),  Martin Jarvis (Endeavour, Law & Order: UK, Titanic), Christine Kavanagh (Basket Case, Vera, Manchild), Cherie Lunghi (Passion Play, Secret Diary of a Call Girl, The Manageress) and Siân Phillips (Marlene, The Age of Innocence, Cabaret), in a new production directed by Lucy Bailey (The Mysteries, Fortune’s Fool, Fings Ain’t Wot They Used To Be), designed by William Dudley (Fortunes Fool, Fings Ain’t Wot They Used To Be, Titus Andronicus) and the company writer is Simon Brett (the Charles Paris and Fethering series of novels, The Strangling on the Stage).

The Importance of Being Earnest is known to elegantly lampoon the hypocrisies of a Victorian society and opens as two bachelors, the dependable, John Worthing, J.P. and upper class playboy Algernon Moncrieff, feel compelled to create different identities in order to pursue two eligible ladies Cecily Cardew and Gwendolyn Fairfax. The hilarious misadventures which result from their  subterfuge; their brushes with the redoubtable Lady Bracknell and the uptight Miss Prism results in a plot that twists and fizzles with some of the finest dialogue to be found in theatre.