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Pharaoh's number 2

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#301550 Tkts Booth

Posted Pharaoh's number 2 on 21 April 2014 - 10:53 AM

I always go to the theatre box office if I'm booking on the day. After all, they are the ones who give an allocation to Tkts (and Tkts will occasionally ring through asking for more tix to be released to them, if they're selling well there), and more often than not, the box office will give you a better price than Tkts and not charge a booking fee either.


#301074 Hotel

Posted Pharaoh's number 2 on 17 April 2014 - 09:48 PM

View Poststeveatplays, on 26 March 2014 - 08:49 AM, said:

I think Polly Stenham plays have been excellent, from That Face to Tusk Tusk to No Quarter (though I know many disagree about the last).

This one plays from31 May - 2 August at The Shed, and is in priority booking now, with public booking from 8.30am on Friday 28 March.

I mention it, because in the unlikely event the rumour mill proves true, and Billie Piper is in it, it may sell quickly, like "The Effect" did at The Cottesloe a while back.

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


#301059 Donmar, Spring 2014

Posted Pharaoh's number 2 on 17 April 2014 - 06:46 PM

View PostLatecomer, on 17 April 2014 - 05:38 PM, said:

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!

Your train has wifi?! Lucky thing.


#300825 The Importance Of Being Earnest.

Posted Pharaoh's number 2 on 15 April 2014 - 06:03 PM

View Postwickedgrin, on 15 April 2014 - 06:00 PM, said:

No I don't think it is clear either!

I am assuming "The Bunbury Company of Players" are an amateur village hall society? Therefore can we expect an "amateur" production of "The Importance" (albeit hilarious) of forgotten lines, late entrances, scenery falling etc. Or suddenly are these "amateurs" going to recreate a National Theatre Production?

I am clearly thick! Hey ho!

I don't think they're amateur. More a professional company who have been on the road for a long time...


#300795 The Importance Of Being Earnest.

Posted Pharaoh's number 2 on 15 April 2014 - 03:59 PM

As I understand it, Simon Brett has taken The Importance of Being Earnest and given it a framing device, that of an old company of actors who tour the regions putting this play on, hence the older than usual cast. So whilst I don't think this will be Noises Off or The Play That Goes Wrong in style, it will be played in a certain way.


#299025 Relative Values At Harold Pinter

Posted Pharaoh's number 2 on 02 April 2014 - 07:56 AM

View PostRyan, on 02 April 2014 - 07:53 AM, said:

Patricia Hodge is great (and looks sensational) although she does really play, what I call, Miranda's mother.

Such fun!


#298395 Hamlet With Benedict Cumberbatch

Posted Pharaoh's number 2 on 28 March 2014 - 08:12 AM

View Postpaplazaroo, on 28 March 2014 - 08:11 AM, said:

I just hope they do day seats for this

You'd better start queuing now


#298003 Hamlet With Benedict Cumberbatch

Posted Pharaoh's number 2 on 25 March 2014 - 07:44 PM

Officially announced tomorrow though I don't think tix will be on sale for a little while yet, giving us all time to get over the Streetcar trauma!


#297472 Nt 2014/15 - The Final Year

Posted Pharaoh's number 2 on 20 March 2014 - 09:18 PM

View PostROT, on 20 March 2014 - 07:25 PM, said:

There were a couple of 'what's happened to new playwriting?' articles in the wake of the Olivier announcements last week and their domination by musicals but they look premature to me.

The best new writing last year - and there was some v good stuff - was on in 'fringe' venues. ie those which aren't eligible for a Best New Play Olivier. Mind you, there were a few good new plays - at the St James and Hampstead for example - which were never recognised.  Judging the state of theatre just by the Olivier nominations is  big mistake. I'd argue there's a greater problem with the Olivier Awards than there is with new play writing in British theatre.


#296137 Olivier Award Nomination Predictions 2014

Posted Pharaoh's number 2 on 10 March 2014 - 09:51 PM

View PostNicholas, on 10 March 2014 - 06:17 PM, said:

Actor – Hiddleston and Law, really?  Law was fine, Hiddleston alright at best, neither deserve to collect an award...  Was Alex Jennings not eligible, because to play someone like Alan Bennett’s an indomitable challenge which he met extraordinarily.  

Untold Stories was considered by the panel.

View PostNicholas, on 10 March 2014 - 06:17 PM, said:

She was good enough, I suppose…  I’m guessing Lisa Dwan was ineligible.

Didn't play 30 perfs, even across the Royal Court and Duchess

View PostNicholas, on 10 March 2014 - 06:17 PM, said:

Someone said St James was, so Olivia Williams being ignored is very bad.

The St James is eligible so Scenes from a Marriage would've been considered.

View PostNicholas, on 10 March 2014 - 06:17 PM, said:

New play – again, Bennett not eligible?
I think - though am not 100% sure - that Untold Stories was viewed as a new play (or at least Cocktail Sticks was). Why it wasn't nominated I don't know....

View PostNicholas, on 10 March 2014 - 06:17 PM, said:

Who chose this bonkers list?

The Olivier Panel (9 public plus 5 industry professionals) and the 100+ voters I think. I believe SOLT members vote on the nominations (from a longlist drawn up by the panel) as well as on the winners. But they keep changing things around, so it may be different this year.


#295330 Guys And Dolls, Chichester Festival Theatre, 11 Aug - 21 Sep 2014

Posted Pharaoh's number 2 on 06 March 2014 - 10:28 AM

Clare Foster is fabulous. She was in Merrily We Roll Along too.


#293866 Olivier Award Nomination Predictions 2014

Posted Pharaoh's number 2 on 22 February 2014 - 09:28 PM

View PostAndromeda Dench, on 22 February 2014 - 04:54 PM, said:

i thought Young Vic productions were eligible, but to be honest I have no idea what I've based that assumption on. is there some kind of a list of eligible venues (for example, is St James Theatre eligible or not?)

Both the St James and the Young Vic main house are eligible. As is the Hampstead main house. Of course this is all providing the production ran for - and actors gave - 30+ performances.


#293316 Forum Members Singing

Posted Pharaoh's number 2 on 18 February 2014 - 10:04 AM

My cover of (I'm Not) Getting Married Today from Company:





#291717 Ballyturk By Enda Walsh At Gaf

Posted Pharaoh's number 2 on 04 February 2014 - 09:47 PM

They are planning an NT transfer as far as I know.


#291710 Rsc Autumn Season

Posted Pharaoh's number 2 on 04 February 2014 - 07:35 PM

I find the Travelodge (also walking distance) to be even cheaper.