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In Topic: Bad Behaviour At A Show

03 February 2014 - 10:23 PM

Just back from an extraordinary evening at the Young Vic. Juliet S was outstanding, stunning and unforgettable.  Thankfully she wasn't overshadowed (quite) by the cougher whose emissions ruffled my hair every 60 seconds or the person next to them who repeated the word "Willie" every single time JS said it.  With a snigger.  Every.  Single.  Time.

In Topic: 'the Future Of Theatre'

03 February 2014 - 07:51 AM

...ith those artists/establishments who clearly start to believe their own hype - I'll just have to get over it!  Off to Happy Days tonight - new, indeed, for me!

In Topic: 'the Future Of Theatre'

03 February 2014 - 07:49 AM

Thanks both - a great deal of food for thought there.  You both, interestingly, put considerable emphasis on the influence of audiences and on how good it is that there's so much out there to choose from - whether it's 'new' and 'innovative' for some or 'traditional' and 'yesterday's news' for others.   I will continue to struggle w

In Topic: Menier: Colour Purple

28 August 2013 - 11:37 AM

Saw this last night - the crowd went WILD and by the looks of other reports this is not an uncommon occurance.  The reviews (which I hadn't read until after seeing the show) were super snooty - they didn't seem to like the 'American-ness' of it all.  OK - the grit, the pain and, indeed, the central love affair weren't as explicit as the book/film and we could, perhaps, have done with more of that to truly understand Celie - but there's a lot to pack into two and a half hours!  But the music's terrific - the performances are committed to the point of no return - and the sweep of emotion really gets you in the end.  Surely a transfer's do-able, cost-wise?  Surely word of mouth would sustain a reasonable run, if the critics won't?  A thrilling evening - would definitely go again if I could.