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#288049 Bad Behaviour At A Show

Posted craftymiss on 31 December 2013 - 12:32 AM

I was in Grand Circle tonight for Henry V & 2 women had hot mulled wine & mince pies they placed on the balcony ledge & I heard a woman open a bottle of fizzy. Also a couple sat down from me thought it great to start talking through the St Crispin Day's speech!!


#280491 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Posted Andromeda Dench on 12 October 2013 - 08:52 AM

View Postmallardo, on 12 October 2013 - 06:40 AM, said:

Actually, I find the Sheridan Smith suggestion intriguing.  I think she's age appropriate and she can do the naïve and helpless thing - and also quite the other thing at the end.  The question is, is the role big enough for her at this point?

I'm sure she could do it since she cam do pretty much anything, but I'm not too keen on seeing her in everything. I'm sure there must be plenty other actresses who can do it and whom we don't see that often.

View PostMrBarnaby, on 12 October 2013 - 07:18 AM, said:

I hope that Anita Dobson comment is a joke

Oh I hope to God it is (I've been hoping for someone from Corrie).


#276327 A Chorus Line

Posted Distant_Cousin on 27 August 2013 - 07:07 PM

Yeah, didn't see Victoria last night which was surprising.

Enjoyed the guy who normally plays Don, playing Zack.  Though, not surprisingly he didn't inhabit the role as much as John P - but he'd been doing it for months so fair dues.

I was most confused at seeing an understudy for Connie Wong, who was white and they changed her surname to McKenzie and therefore removed the Chinese references.  Threw me a little!


#259192 Singin' In The Rain - West End 2012

Posted Titan on 20 March 2013 - 07:34 PM

I guess if youre told youre unlikely to ever concieve its not thought of as an option.

Wonder who will replace her


#258031 From Here To Eternity, Shaftesbury Theatre

Posted louloubee on 11 March 2013 - 12:48 AM

Does anyone know anything about this show?


#251746 Cameron Mackintosh Plans Revivals

Posted Brujon on 13 January 2013 - 03:11 AM

View PostJon, on 13 January 2013 - 02:21 AM, said:

Moby Dick I think is being in a pub theatre, perhaps The Landor? Martin Guerre I like but I think it would struggle in the West End, I liked to see a UK tour.

I agree Martin Guerre should be a UK tour. Oh I miss it!


#250002 Bad Behaviour At A Show

Posted xanderl on 25 December 2012 - 07:01 AM

Happy Christmas everybody. This extraordinary piece of bad behaviour at a performance of Miriam Margoyles' one woman show seems to have passed us by. The offender in this case being Ms Margoyles.

http://www.standard....ts-8411486.html

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According to the theatre gossip site, Talkin’ Broadway, when Margolyes came on for her bow the entire audience rose to their feet — with the exception of one woman in the front row, who merely clapped somewhat indifferently.

Margolyes motioned for the audience to sit down then turned on the woman, demanding to know why she hadn’t taken part in the ovation. The woman said she once stood at the Barbican for Derek Jacobi. According to Talkin’ Broadway’s theatre spy, Margolyes replied, “I’m sure Derek Jacobi deserved your standing ovation. So should Dickens. You’re very rude.” In response, “most of the audience again applauded” — perhaps as much out of fear as admiration.

I wonder if Alan Rickman has ever been to see her show?


#239569 Bad Behaviour At A Show

Posted Duncan on 03 October 2012 - 05:35 PM

View Postigb, on 02 October 2012 - 10:26 PM, said:

Twelfth Night, RSC, tonight.  A big school night, which meant that about half the audience were excited teenagers, many of them young men with hipster glasses.

Not a phone, not a noise, not a disturbance: just quick, appropriate laughter and massive applause.  They had a great evening, and were a credit to their schools.  I hope they'll be back:  the RSC needs their youth.

Meanwhile, around me, the RSC elderly contingent were their usual boorish selves.  The bloke behind me said "here comes a good bit" before, well, the good bits, and then followed each scene with a judgement as to whether it was up to the standards of other TNs he'd seen.  A group to my side cooed over each entrance and excitedly told each other what was happening on stage.  And a group to the other side "whispered" (being deaf, this was what most of us would call "shouted") plot points to each other.  One of them was loudly complaining about the place being full of "children" --- next time, dearie, why don't you shut up, look around you, and behave as well as those "children", not like the noisy, ignorant sods you were sat with.

For this, you win the Internet.


#239438 Bad Behaviour At A Show

Posted igb on 02 October 2012 - 10:26 PM

Twelfth Night, RSC, tonight.  A big school night, which meant that about half the audience were excited teenagers, many of them young men with hipster glasses.

Not a phone, not a noise, not a disturbance: just quick, appropriate laughter and massive applause.  They had a great evening, and were a credit to their schools.  I hope they'll be back:  the RSC needs their youth.

Meanwhile, around me, the RSC elderly contingent were their usual boorish selves.  The bloke behind me said "here comes a good bit" before, well, the good bits, and then followed each scene with a judgement as to whether it was up to the standards of other TNs he'd seen.  A group to my side cooed over each entrance and excitedly told each other what was happening on stage.  And a group to the other side "whispered" (being deaf, this was what most of us would call "shouted") plot points to each other.  One of them was loudly complaining about the place being full of "children" --- next time, dearie, why don't you shut up, look around you, and behave as well as those "children", not like the noisy, ignorant sods you were sat with.