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#296636 Big Celebrities

Posted Alexandra on 14 March 2014 - 12:09 PM

Well, it was certainly worth the nearly 2 year wait for that joke.

#296251 Olivier Award Nomination Predictions 2014

Posted Alexandra on 11 March 2014 - 03:00 PM

96 shows (plays only). No, we saw everything that year. And I only left one show at the interval.

#295428 National Theatre Increases Membership Prices By 25%

Posted Alexandra on 06 March 2014 - 05:10 PM

Sorry, they're/you're too stupid.

#295417 National Theatre Increases Membership Prices By 25%

Posted Alexandra on 06 March 2014 - 04:02 PM

Oh god Mrs L, read the financial statements, I've provided the link above.

#292926 Single Seat Scandal - Going Alone Shouldn't Be A No-Go!

Posted Alexandra on 14 February 2014 - 01:49 PM

Don't forget that you can get round most of these annoying sites by putting all the seats you need to into your basket and then releasing the ones you don't want before paying for the one you do.

#292024 Old Vic New Season

Posted Alexandra on 07 February 2014 - 05:05 PM

The Old Vic is holding a fundraiser, and one of the prizes is a portrait of Kevin Spacey painted "in his final theatrical role after a decade as Artistic Director".  Also it looks as if it will be in the round, since another prize is dinner on the Old Vic stage during the "In the Round" season (spring 2014 to summer 2015).

Which role, I wonder?

#291767 Rsc Autumn Season

Posted Alexandra on 05 February 2014 - 10:44 AM

I saw Ian Richardson as Berowne. Think it was my first ever Shakespeare, oddly - surprising it didn't put me off, but I guess that's how good Richardson was - I just remember agility and fun.

#290159 Lyndsey Turner / Cumberbatch Hamlet

Posted Alexandra on 22 January 2014 - 01:49 PM

"I believe the correct term is "Cumberbitch".

Oh no it bloody isn't. Just because some of them were unenlightened enough to adopt a name which is derogatory to women (before, I presume, his distaste caused them to change it), doesn't mean that other more intelligent people have to adopt it.

#289578 King Lear - Nt

Posted Alexandra on 15 January 2014 - 03:39 PM

No, please don't spoil!

#289176 The Duchess Of Malfi (Gemma Arterton)

Posted Alexandra on 11 January 2014 - 08:54 AM

But did you like it?

Glad I got tickets now, nearly didn't. It's not as if it'll transfer (or that the experience would be similar if it did).

#288148 Rsc - Wolf Hall / Bring Up The Bodies

Posted Alexandra on 01 January 2014 - 01:39 PM

In a wild moment I appear to have signed up for a Mantel Marathon tomorrow. Anyone done one yet? I'm thinking of getting sponsorship.

#286978 Evening Standard Awards

Posted Alexandra on 16 December 2013 - 01:47 PM

Apparently, faced with a vote split evenly between two of the other nominees after the initial secret ballot, two of the judges "colluded" to change their votes to Mirren (who was presumably the second choice of both of them), which gave her a majority. She must have been only one vote behind the two winners on the ballot. It was probably perfectly within their rules to do this - the Booker judges do it all the time. But it's a wishy-washy, compromising, Liberal Democrat-proportionate representation-supporting way out, instead of everyone fighting for their first choice and then awarding it jointly if no one winner emerges.

#286249 From Morning To Midnight @ National

Posted Alexandra on 08 December 2013 - 10:47 PM

I thought this was fantastic - absolutely loved it. It's beautifully done, with echoes of Metropolis among other Expressionist masterpieces, and wonderfully acted. It won't please the realists but it doesn't mean to. It's a great piece of German Expressionism, given a tremendous production here, and just so refreshing to see. More of this please.

#277199 NT 50th Anniversary Celebration

Posted Alexandra on 05 September 2013 - 11:11 PM

Coast of Utopia. Not a lot would keep me riveted in the Olivier for 11 hours on a sunny Saturday: that did.

#276984 Othello

Posted Alexandra on 03 September 2013 - 04:57 PM

Thank you for your reply, which is very interesting. You're lucky to have seen many productions that the rest of us won't have. Of the ones I have, It does rather confirm what I thought, which is that you tend to prefer traditional, unmodernised productions. I know someone who agrees with you about Howard's Coriolanus.