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#296250 Donmar Membership Scheme

Posted PaulR on 11 March 2014 - 02:54 PM

As someone who has memberships with the National and the Almeida I can explain the reason why. Simply it is because I am fussy about where I sit and by having priority booking it gives me a much better chance of getting the seat I want. I am also limited as to when I can see productions. So I like to get in early to avoid disappointment.However I haven't found it necessary for the Donmar.

#290038 Happy Days The Musical

Posted PaulR on 21 January 2014 - 03:23 PM

This thread just gets better and better.

#288915 The Vale Of Health (Simon Gray Rep Season)

Posted PaulR on 09 January 2014 - 06:14 AM

Sounds like this is a headsup for Hampstead. In fact I just saw the tag at the top of the page. I shall look forward to this.

#286708 American Psycho

Posted PaulR on 13 December 2013 - 10:54 AM

and then Quentin Letts gave it 4 stars. I'm bound to hate it!

#285150 Emil And The Detectives

Posted PaulR on 28 November 2013 - 08:32 PM

Perhaps they could invite one of the Bratwurst sellers from outside into the foyer to add to the experience.

#278559 Edward II- NT Olivier

Posted PaulR on 18 September 2013 - 11:17 PM

When I watch productions like this I always wonder what the writer would think if they were around to see it the way it is being performed now. I think Mr Marlowe would have rather enjoyed it.

#278185 The Pride (Trafalgar)

Posted PaulR on 14 September 2013 - 08:40 PM

Today's matinee 2/3rds full and having seats in the back row moved to row G. ( Never quite understood why people hate this theatre so much). The play is one of the best I've seen this year. the performances, staging and set are very impressive. I might just have to go and see it again.

#248969 Damned By Despair

Posted PaulR on 14 December 2012 - 08:49 AM

I saw this yesterday in a 1/4 full auditorium. I've never seen the Olivier so empty. I was willing to give this production the benefit of doubt but unfortunately it really is bad. Felt as sorry for the cast as I did for the audience. Also I think John Inman would have made a more menacing Enrico.

#246361 Medea - Headlong

Posted PaulR on 23 November 2012 - 08:07 AM

I caught this at Watford earlier in the tour and I thoroughly enjoyed it, having no knowledge of the original. In fact it prompted me to download a translation to try and work out who the bricklayer was supposed to be and what part he played in the whole story. I'm afraid I'm none the wiser. Perhaps someone a bit brighter than me who has seen other versions can shine some light.

So far I have enjoyed everything that I have seen from Headlong  and I'm looking forward to seeing The Effect next year. Also they are producing a version of The Seagull to tour next year.