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dude-1981

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In Topic: Birdland - Simon Stephens - Andrew Scott

15 April 2014 - 11:50 AM

I feel Parsley should have a bigger stage for his work that this little forum.  

To answer the question, no I never read the playtext during the play, I would worry other patrons would find it distracting.  Because I myself am rather easily distracted.

Having said that, there were large stretches of time in this when I would have welcomed the distraction.  Very dull.

There is a scene where Scott is talking to his father and it flickers into quite a good play briefly.  There are a couple of lines that get real laughs from the audience and the place feels alive for a moment.  Surely Scott picks up on that?  If only there was more of that in it.

As I tweeted last night, this is exactly the sort of thing that people who don't go to the Royal Court thing goes on at the Royal Court.  (The sort of people that read that Telegraph review over breakfast, shake their heads and show their wives!)

In Topic: King Charles Iii

10 April 2014 - 09:37 PM

£9.50 for a playtext!

Why does Rupert mock us so?  Couldn't they be £3 to £5 like they are in equivalent venues.

In Topic: Birdland - Simon Stephens - Andrew Scott

10 April 2014 - 09:34 PM

View PostPoly, on 10 April 2014 - 11:17 AM, said:

That's why I like to see theatre in previews, so I can see it fresh and make up my own mind.
I loved it and I am unapologetic about it.

To be fair Poly, someone has already said:

"Andrew Scott and groupies will like it anyway"

:ph34r:

In Topic: A View From The Bridge

10 April 2014 - 09:33 PM

Show of the year.

In Topic: The James Plays

02 April 2014 - 10:04 PM

View Postpeggs, on 02 April 2014 - 08:01 PM, said:

Seems a bit odd, I'd have thought putting 3 on in a day was a sure fire way to get people to see all 3. I'm not sure i'm so excited that I want to travel in 3 times to see them all, bit disappointing.

Tricky for the staff though maybe?