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In Topic: Trafalgar To Be Transformed Again

09 April 2014 - 03:52 PM

Freeman is an accomplished actor, but this takes counter-intuitive casting to a new extreme - next up, Mackenzie Crook does Falstaff.

In Topic: Skylight

19 February 2014 - 11:41 AM

I have booked front row Balcony for this, which I remember was fine for Quartermaine's Terms. It's not a large theatre. If I remember, this level is really a slightly higher section of the Upper Circle rather than a whole different floor.

In Topic: Emil And The Detectives

04 February 2014 - 10:55 AM

This production seems to have fallen off the radar a bit, with the other Olivier show getting all the attention, but I saw it last weekend and was thoroughly charmed. There was a technical hitch at the beginning which meant that they had to re-start it, but Daniel Patten was admirably unfazed and gave a lovely natural performance as Emil. In fact there was not a weak link in the massive cast of children, and I suspect the show has become more polished since it was first reviewed.

Add a wonderful set from Bunny Christie, a hissable villain, and the fact that it's all over in a brisk 2 hours, and this was an old-fashioned treat.

In Topic: Other Desert Cities

10 January 2014 - 10:38 AM

The play sounds fun but will definitely need some A-list casting to bring in an audience. There are echoes of August: Osage Country, which we're just about to see as a film - what chance of luring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts to London?

In Topic: King Lear - Nt

29 November 2013 - 01:37 PM

It's very often possible to get tickets at short notice for Olivier shows, mainly because of the NT's generous returns policy. I'm not in any hurry. I can't get too excited about this yet, because SRB and the play are both so ubiquitous. I'm happy to wait another 20 years to see Lear again, with Daniel Day-Lewis making his return to the stage.