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#298689 Hamlet With Benedict Cumberbatch

Posted craftymiss on 29 March 2014 - 11:00 PM

I'm considering membership just for this. Do you think it would be ok to get it now or will it be too soon? Also I believe as a member I can order 2 tickets (for certain performances) at a slight discount, but can I still buy 2 more tickets undiscounted? My daughter wants to take a friend

#294797 Urinetown

Posted craftymiss on 01 March 2014 - 04:47 PM

I was in row C, or front row last night. Yes it was restricted but I'd be more concerned about being spat on or blood spattered than not seeing the casts feet when they're upstairs. It was ok but I might try to go again but from row G ish

#293974 Unexpected Moments!

Posted craftymiss on 23 February 2014 - 10:21 PM

View PostNicholas, on 23 February 2014 - 12:19 PM, said:

We went to see My Fair Lady, and Martine McCutcheon was on.

That must have been the night I was there too. That very night someone collapsed in the row behind me, I blame it on MM actually being on

#293607 Famous People You've Seen In The Audience

Posted craftymiss on 20 February 2014 - 11:47 PM

View PostKevinUK, on 20 February 2014 - 06:15 PM, said:

Ant & Dec at The Commitments last night.

Do those 2 never go anywhere on their own

#292180 Strangers On A Train

Posted craftymiss on 09 February 2014 - 09:59 AM

I eventually got to see this yesterday matinee and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I liked the set and the changes, I never noticed any clunkiness as has been mentioned somewhere before. There were times when it was difficult to hear Laurence Fox when he was speaking quickly but I thought Jack Houston was fabulous. I did like the film noir approach with the set, lighting and costumes. A good afternoon I thought

#291940 Coriolanus

Posted craftymiss on 07 February 2014 - 12:27 AM

Saw today's matinee thanks to Nan00se letting me take her spare ticket.  Hiddlestone was simply mesmerising and i always felt he was looking right at me.  I really felt this performance was about the language and the words and i think Josie Rourke allowed this to happen.  Deborah Findlay was just superb, I felt  every emotion in her final speech and Hiddlestone's tears came at exactly the right time. I though Peter de Jersey gave a very good performance too, strong cast all round i think.  One niggle was Fraser's accent, i found it quite comical at times.
On a totally different note, I was sat in Pret just down from The Donmar & firstly saw De Jersey come in, followed a few minutes later by Gatiss. It was only when I saw the show that I realised a number of the cast had been in whilst i was there. Sadly no Hiddlestone though

#290773 Coriolanus

Posted craftymiss on 27 January 2014 - 10:18 PM

View Postnan00se, on 27 January 2014 - 02:58 PM, said:

CraftyMistress  It is just possible I might have one for  the matinee on Feb 6th but will not know until Feb 2nd.

Please keep me in mind :)

#288453 Stephen Ward - The Musical

Posted craftymiss on 04 January 2014 - 09:15 PM

Im currently reading the book "How the English Establishment Framed Stephen Ward" by Phillip Knightley & Caroline Kennedy  which is the book the musical is based on.   I'm finding it extremely fascinating tbh. What I do find interesting is the government's refusal to release details of the trial and from what Ive seen on TV etc they are refusing to release the information for many more years to come. Anyway I digress. I hope to return and see the musical in the next few weeks as I did enjoy it and I've been listening to the CD a number of times

#288213 Bad Behaviour At A Show

Posted craftymiss on 02 January 2014 - 07:38 AM

Well having watched Sherlock last night I can only assume it was Mycroft Holmes phoning Sherlock to say how much he's hating the show 😉

#288186 My Fair Lady Starring David Walliams And Sheridan Smith?!

Posted craftymiss on 01 January 2014 - 07:01 PM

View Postposter J, on 01 January 2014 - 05:48 PM, said:

I don't trust the Mirror as far as I could throw it, so I'm taking this with a mountain of salt.

I like Sheridan Smith, and think she'd be a decent Eliza acting-wise, though I think she's a little old for the part.  But she's not a great singer, she's just ok, and I highly doubt she'd be able to get anywhere near the last note of I Could Have Danced All Night.  The role needs a strong singer.

As for David Walliams, I'm sorry to be blunt, but the less said, the better.  I thought he was by far the weakest in the Grandage Midsummer Night's Dream, and can't think of many people who are less suited to playing Henry Higgins.  He and Smith don't have much chemistry on-stage either.

I totally agree Poster J, Walliams was dire in MSND and you're right, no chemistry between him and Sheridan Smith. This is clearly a joke

#288049 Bad Behaviour At A Show

Posted craftymiss on 31 December 2013 - 12:32 AM

I was in Grand Circle tonight for Henry V & 2 women had hot mulled wine & mince pies they placed on the balcony ledge & I heard a woman open a bottle of fizzy. Also a couple sat down from me thought it great to start talking through the St Crispin Day's speech!!

#287993 My Fair Lady Starring David Walliams And Sheridan Smith?!

Posted craftymiss on 30 December 2013 - 05:05 PM

If Higgins goes all Up Pompeii Frankie Howerd then by all means cast Walliams.  I for one saw his Bottom debacle so certainly won't be paying to see him in anything soon

#287947 My Fair Lady Starring David Walliams And Sheridan Smith?!

Posted craftymiss on 30 December 2013 - 09:22 AM

Oh good grief! David Walliams would be dreadful

#287813 My Favourite Things In 2013

Posted craftymiss on 28 December 2013 - 04:54 PM

Faves(in no particular order):
Edward II
Richard II
A Man of No Importance (Salisbury Playhouse)
Book of Mormon
Dear World
American Psycho (Almeida)
Pajama Game(Chichester)
Title of Show (Landor)

Not Liked:
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Grandage Season)

#287176 Stephen Ward - The Musical

Posted craftymiss on 19 December 2013 - 12:18 AM

Shouts I liked LND, also like Stephen Ward. I bought the cd & like a number of the tunes