Sorry to echo what's been said, but was very underwhelmed by this. While the music is nice, it is not a strong piece, the book is all over the place and the plot incoherent at times. I like to support new musicals, but this was very disappointing.
How does this work? There are probably 3 I'd like to see or do I have to see all of them
From the email:
Save over 20% with tickets at just £25. To use the multi-buy deal purchase three or more of our Jerwood Theatre Downstairs productions (The Mistress Contract, Adler & Gibb, Birdland and The Nether). Only valid on full price, top-price tickets. Must be booked by 6 December.
I meant to post about this previously, I'm a (straight) male in my mid twenties and sometimes I do get annoyed of the assumptions people make. I'm pretty unusual out of my friends to enjoy theatre so people often make comments about whether I'm gay or if not just think it is plain weird that as a straight guy I like the theatre. I sometimes do end up trying to justify it which is plainly absurd, but the odd time that I've been alone I almost want to let people know! I know I really shouldn't care what people think and I'm sure most don't even consider it, but it is certainly something I have come across
It's nice to hear that I'm not alone in experiencing this. Worse case was atMerrily We Roll Along at the Menier, where the older gay couple sitting a few seats away kept giving me the eye and saying "bless that little one, like we used to be, let's pop his cherry". I'm straight and 18, they were in their sixties, it was horrible.
Just thought I'd say how impressed I was by the young audience at matinee of The Sound of Music. All the kids, some of them must have been about four, sat in awe and were clearly loving it, which was great to see. Shame that a sixty summin couple a few seats down kept talking during quiet moments and the woman who had her phone in her hand and still let it ring loudly three times couldn't learn a lesson or two from those kids.
Thoroughly enjoyed this on Monday night. A great ensemble piece with brilliant performances (special mention to Cecilia Noble who slowly went from comedic to maleficent). Loved the music too, really filled the Olivier in a way I haven't experienced before.
Nicholas, on 30 July 2013 - 12:02 AM, said:
Were I a betting man I'd say that Marianne Jean-Baptiste is at least going to be on the final four if not holding a statue at next year’s Oliviers, and quite deservedly.