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#301125 The Oliviers - The Results

Posted Kathryn2 on 18 April 2014 - 09:49 AM

I totally agree with that. It actually took me a while to fall, as I saw him or 2 or 3 things before I realised it was the same guy!

I'm rubbish at recognising actors when they're in character, though - I'm forever playing 'what have I seen you in before you look vaguely familiar' in the interval.

#300910 Bad Behaviour At A Show

Posted xanderl on 16 April 2014 - 01:47 PM

Off topic, but I'm reminded of that shop in Edinburgh where each morning they start roasting a whole pig in the window and sell hot pork sandwiches all day until the pig runs out. (I mean, until they run out of pig)

#301040 The Oliviers - The Results

Posted Kathryn2 on 17 April 2014 - 05:15 PM

I'm an unashamed Hiddleston fangirl, and I fully expected Kinnear to win. I'm pretty sure Hiddleston expected Kinnear to win too, judging by his reaction.

Hiddleston has plenty of time - he'll definitely be returning to the stage in future. Maybe he'll convince some of you lot who aren't impressed by him in future, or maybe he's just one of those actors you either do or don't respond to.

#301024 The Drowned Man - Spoiler Thread

Posted xanderl on 17 April 2014 - 12:08 PM

First time I've seen an offer for this! Lastminute has tickets for £35 for selected performances if you book by 22nd April


#301002 The Oliviers - The Results

Posted Ryan on 17 April 2014 - 09:47 AM

View PostEmiCardiff, on 16 April 2014 - 06:37 PM, said:

Personally, I was pleased for Rory. I thought his performance was better than Hiddleston's (who I thought might get it) I realise it's an unpopular opinion but one I stand by! I didn't see Jude Law's performance so can't comment on that one.

I would agree.  Although I actually thought John Heffernan's Edward II was the best male performance of the year, of the nominated actors I thought Rory Kinnear was superb.  He managed to avoid the pantomime villain's we often see as Iago and portrayed him as incredibly real, which made his performance all the more villainous.  It would have been a travesty if he'd been beaten by Hiddleston or Law, both of whom I thought were fairly non-descript (if lesser known actors had portrayed those parts in the same way I don't think they would have been recognised).  Goodman was brilliant but a more obviously showy performance than Kinnear.

#300996 The Oliviers - The Results

Posted Lynette on 17 April 2014 - 09:31 AM

I agree Rory's performance was exceptional. He is a talented chap and I hope we see even more from him, more contemporary and more classic stuff. He isn't the Hollywood macho o so handsome type so maybe we'll hang on to him. But I won't begrudge him a really good meaty movie role...

#300469 Bad Behaviour At A Show

Posted Dawnstar on 13 April 2014 - 06:34 PM

I'd better retract my post from yesterday then, as most people seem to think it's fine. I had two issues with it, apart from the stealing electricity point brought up already: 1) leaving a phone with a trailing wire attached lying in an aisle where people would not be expecting it is a trip hazard & 2) in a theatre as old as Her Majesty's goodness knows what state wiring could be in so it might potentially cause a fire risk. Sorry if I sound like a health & safety lecture.

#298484 Hamlet With Benedict Cumberbatch

Posted Kathryn2 on 28 March 2014 - 06:49 PM

I've just remembered - it was not just Danny Boyle's return to the stage, it was the first thing he did after it was announced he would be doing the Olympic opening ceremony. I know people who were curious to see his work because of that.

I think Frankenstein was a bit of a perfect storm, all told. Then again a Cumberbatch Hamlet has been much-anticipated, with many people saying that it's the one they definitely don't want to miss.

#298844 Theatre Tickets On Sale Too Early?

Posted Honoured Guest on 30 March 2014 - 10:29 PM

Barbican Hamlet

#298806 Bad Behaviour At A Show

Posted John_Rebus on 30 March 2014 - 05:59 PM

View PostHonoured Guest, on 30 March 2014 - 05:18 PM, said:

11 young teen ????
21 old teen ????

eleven-teen? *shrugging*

sounds pretty logical to me, especially as my beloved French spell say ninety-eight as four-times-twenty-plus-eighteen (i.e. quatre-vingt dix-huit)

#298498 Famous People You've Seen In The Audience

Posted xanderl on 28 March 2014 - 08:32 PM

Nick Hytner checking out the competition at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse this evening

#298563 Bad Behaviour At A Show

Posted mallardo on 29 March 2014 - 09:21 AM

But, to be fair, that's not typical of a Simon Gray play.  I have been following these productions from a distance and I had no idea what they contained.  Was there an "Unsuitable for..." warning?

#298511 Bad Behaviour At A Show

Posted xanderl on 28 March 2014 - 09:38 PM

Update at second interval ... They came back, the mother gave the child a book to keep her occupied. The fact it's dark in a candlelit theatre meant this was not a success. So we has rustling as well as fidgeting for 10 minutes before they decided to give up and leave.

Given the seats were 60 they would probably have been better paying a babysitter

I will probably now end up with a fatwa from mumsnet.

#297908 Bad Behaviour At A Show

Posted theatremonkey.com on 25 March 2014 - 09:15 AM

Idiot at “Blithe Spirit” (loved it, Lansbury is ‘pure theatrical Sanatogen’) resting box of Maltesers on floor, bending down to pick one out every few minutes. Anyway:

Hello Dragons. I am seeking an investment in my new invention: “scratch and sniff” theatre programmes, impregnated with chloroform.

“Good evening, person sitting in front of me” (humming along, eating crisps, checking phone), “would you” (scratches programme) “like a free programme, as I have two?” (leans over and holds right in front of person’s nose)...

#298158 Hamlet With Benedict Cumberbatch

Posted David J on 26 March 2014 - 04:52 PM

What about an NT Live broadcast?

Many Shakespeare plays have been broadcast by NT Live both in and outside the theatre. And wouldn't the NT want to take advantage of a production that's featuring the star of Frankenstein.