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#301458 The Crucible, The Old Vic

Posted Alf on 20 April 2014 - 07:55 PM

Funny how my mum only asked to accompany me to this when she found out Richard Armitage had been cast... coincidence?

#300698 Henry 1V Rsc

Posted xanderl on 14 April 2014 - 08:23 PM

From the RSC's twitter feed ...

"There's a limited number of £15 tickets available for Henry IV Part II on 21 & 30 April http://bit.ly/1i1vCPg"

Select the link and it sets a promo code 11395 which sets the price for all tickets to £10 (not £15) for those two dates.

Hope this is useful for somebody!

#299580 The James Plays

Posted Latecomer on 07 April 2014 - 11:44 AM

View Postdallardice, on 07 April 2014 - 11:33 AM, said:

I logged in bang on 8.30am - pressing refresh until the dates went live - and there weren't any £15 seats for the three-in-a-day as soon as booking opened.

I suspect the overlap between "nutters who would see 3 plays in a day" and "people with Advance Membership in order to secure £15 tickets" is quite large!!!!

#296989 A Streetcar Named Desire

Posted Latecomer on 17 March 2014 - 12:48 PM

So they have finally decided on dates for this and are busy contacting members who bought tickets to book us into the performances!

First performance Thurs 24th July
Press Night Mon 28th July
Last performances  Sat 6th Sept
So basically the school holidays!

Matinees on Wednesdays (most) and Saturdays

I phoned today to get my seats and they told me it was "in the round with a revolving stage" ! Got front row seats for my 2nd price tickets! Excited!

#291420 Used Tickets

Posted Cardinal Pirelli on 01 February 2014 - 09:20 PM

Maybe they want an alibi.

#290016 Bad Behaviour At A Show

Posted jaqs on 21 January 2014 - 11:08 AM

Unreserved seating places should give out raffle tickets when you arrive, then call you in, in sets of 5 or 10. Then at least people might be more inclined to buy a pre show drink.

#289801 The Pass

Posted Latecomer on 18 January 2014 - 02:32 PM

View Postitsuckstobeme, on 18 January 2014 - 12:58 PM, said:

More tickets have been released for this. I personally don't get the big deal about Russell Tovey, he basically plays himself in every thing I've seen him in. The subject matter sounds interesting though so will go.

Thankyou! Had been a bit miffed this was sold out but have now got tickets! I love this board! :)

#289706 Tennessee Williams' One Act Plays In London: Four By Tenn

Posted xanderl on 17 January 2014 - 07:10 AM

I'd thought about seeing this but I make it a policy never to see productions that have had multiple threads started about them, particularly when there are posts by people pretending to be members of the public but are obviously involved in the production.

#289526 Wolf Hall/bring Up The Bodies Tickets

Posted TheatreMadGoer on 14 January 2014 - 10:06 PM

Thought I would start a new thread for this.

I have discovered a glitch in the ticket booking system that may allow people to get tickets for these.

If you go on www.rsc.org.uk, and try and book for either, it will normally show sold out for all performances, or occasionally a couple of perfs with tickets remaining.

However, if you have an internet enabled phone, or can ask a friend to check, go to www.rsc.org.uk/mobile, which is the mobile version of the site and go onto the production pages, and buy tickets, there seem to be a lot more options coming up for both productions.

Snapshot at 10.00pm, 14/1/14:

Friday 17/1/14, 1.30pm: Tickets showing on both normal and mobile.
However there have been perfs showing in the future on mobile but not normal

Tickets showing for 1.30pm on Saturday 18/1/14 on both websites.
On mobile website,only 7.30pm is showing but so are 24 other performances. Having checked, some are just standing others are actual seats.

Hope this helps.

#288477 From Morning To Midnight @ National

Posted Theatresquirrel on 05 January 2014 - 01:29 AM

Did we all see the same play? Glad to see a little love for this on here because I thought it was pretty spectacular. I'll say this: it's not a great play per se - it may well have been in its day, but now the story itself is an overly familiar, well-worn morality tale that you'll feel you've seen already in a hundred other plays and movies.

BUT the production is wonderful, constantly inventive, beautifully, generously designed, intricately evocative of the style and swagger of European art and society in the early 20th century, and the cast work their (amply padded) socks off.

Can't believe I'm the first person in 7 pages of posts to mention the music: in the first half, there are beautifully reinvented excerpts from Wagner, in the second half all sorts of lusty, furtive surprises: I'd never heard anything quite like the headlong accordion that accompanies the sex scenes. It's so great having the musicians onstage throughout too, intermingling, and I laughed a lot at their final deed.

Also can't believe I'm only the second person in 7 pages to mention *that scene* in the snow. Yes, we've all seen white sheets used for snow before, but wow, never like this. How it starts is thrilling. The gestures, the music. So beautiful. I'll keep this spoiler-free, but the subsequent moment when a tree appears was utterly bewildering and captivating too. How Gina Bellman ends up in this scene too is gripping. And anchoring it all, Adam Godley is so vivid and sinister and endearing all at once in this sequence - and throughout.

As someone else here said, the choreography in the first scene too is as gorgeous as anything I've seen in the theatre in the last year. Not all scenes have the same punch, but they don't in any other play either.

It does have its shortfalls and occasional longeurs (I could have done with one or two fewer confessions at the end), but you can only blame the original play for that. But I can well imagine it had a real impact in its day - and has certainly influenced so many subsequent things which it now, in turns, seems to echo - so I applaud the National for staging it, and boy they've staged it in the most lavish and loving way imaginable.

No walkouts on my watch today. A hell of a lot of laughter, and folks whooping 'Bravo' at the end.

Judge for yourself, but I definitely think it's worth seeing.

#288157 Jumpers For Goalposts

Posted Ryan on 01 January 2014 - 02:48 PM

This play is simply marvellous from start to finish.  It's really funny and absolutely heartbreaking, by the end I was wiping so many tears away I couldn't have convinced anyone that I had something in my eye even if I wanted to.  There isn't a single weak link in the cast and each one gets their moment to shine which they all do but at the same time managing to be what the characters they are portraying are - a team.  It's just sensational.  Full stop.

#286544 Jumpers For Goalposts

Posted Latecomer on 11 December 2013 - 10:00 PM

Agreed. Saw the matinee today. Fantastic. Everyone very well cast and lovely writing. Made me cry....

#286530 Jumpers For Goalposts

Posted theatrepaul on 11 December 2013 - 07:48 PM

A tale of friendship, love, pain & loyalty, this terrific play at the wonderful Bush Theatre is a real treat. It's funny, touching and very poignant. With an outstanding ensemble cast, it's ultimately a wonderful feel good play with a hint of Beautiful Thing about it. A must see production and one of my theatre highlights of 2013

#286249 From Morning To Midnight @ National

Posted Alexandra on 08 December 2013 - 10:47 PM

I thought this was fantastic - absolutely loved it. It's beautifully done, with echoes of Metropolis among other Expressionist masterpieces, and wonderfully acted. It won't please the realists but it doesn't mean to. It's a great piece of German Expressionism, given a tremendous production here, and just so refreshing to see. More of this please.

#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.