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EmiCardiff

Member Since 07 Mar 2012
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#294014 Cabin Pressure

Posted fringefan on 24 February 2014 - 09:32 AM

Sorry to hear that Cabin Pressure is coming to an end, but take the point about ending on a high (nice pun, EmiCardiff!) and I do hope R4 continues to broadcast more of this traditional type of comedy.  The Castle is another of my favourites.  I can't stand those inane quiz shows, wholly or largely featuring silly men showing off, or the more modern type of "comedy" which to me seems either lame or desperate - or, in the worst cases, both.


#293758 Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert West End Return Rumours.

Posted MrBarnaby on 21 February 2014 - 10:17 PM

Jason D was the weak link when it opened in London . No presence on stage at all and he looked very uncomfortable in the role


#293747 Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert West End Return Rumours.

Posted PriscillaCraze on 21 February 2014 - 07:12 PM

View PostPriscillalover, on 21 February 2014 - 01:48 PM, said:



Seen Jason and Noel countless times aha. I do prefer Jason, however Noels Tick does have more emotion. Of course you haven't offended me. Everyone has their own opinion. I do prefer Richard Grieve to Tony Sheldon as Bernadette though. To me, Tony seemed in a rush to finish the show when I saw him. Shame :/

I just don't like Jason because he always looks depressed, doesn't make a huge effort to give an amazing performance, that's how I feel when I watch him. Whereas Noel is full of energy, emotion and has a beautiful voice, just love him, he's fabulous! Oh my god I've just seen the production of Priscilla in Argentina on YouTube, can see what you mean Priscilla lover, truly awful and the Bernadette looks so wrong.....


#293678 Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert West End Return Rumours.

Posted mrtheatre123 on 21 February 2014 - 12:47 PM

Noel is doing ROA so won't be him! Hope Donovan moves on if it does move to London


#293511 Versailles - Donmar

Posted fringefan on 20 February 2014 - 10:34 AM

I know what you mean, EmiCardiff, though I don't feel the same in this instance.  This was exactly how I felt about 1984. i.e. that rather than actually wanting to see it, I somehow ought to.  Which was why I didn't book that when it originally opened last year and thought I'd better make up for it this time.  However, so far as Versailles is concerned, in principle I do want to see it and if the reviews are positive, I will try for a Front Row ticket.  However, given your reservations and the limited number of Front Row tix available, you might find your dilemma resolved for you!


#293297 Walking Out

Posted mallardo on 18 February 2014 - 07:19 AM

View PostJoeM, on 18 February 2014 - 12:44 AM, said:

I have never walked out and probably never would unless I found something wilfully offensive. I prefer to see the whole thing and hate waste (it rarely is cheap to see theatre these days) and I am not sure you can form a credible opinion of a production if you haven't seen all of it. I did hate Bingo and Saved in recent times and was tempted but I have my rules. Then agian I finish every book I start!

It is rude to walk out (other than through illness or other genuine necessity) if in doing so you disturb other's enjoyment. Hang on till the interval if you must.

You may be interested in Completists Anonymous.  Our chapter meets every other Thursday at 7 pm for a two and a half hour session that ends precisely at 9.30.  Latecomers not admitted.  Last week one of our members left at the coffee break.  Quite a breakthrough.  As for the rest of us, we keep threatening to end early but haven't yet managed it.


#292782 Famous People You've Seen In The Audience

Posted Andromeda Dench on 13 February 2014 - 01:41 PM

View PostEmiCardiff, on 12 February 2014 - 01:31 PM, said:

It must be 'Sherlock' week at Coriolanus, Lara Pulver, Andrew Scott and Benedict Cumberbatch all been spotted there this week!

Perhaps they got a group discount.


#292721 Bad Behaviour At A Show

Posted Coated peanut on 13 February 2014 - 12:54 AM

View PostHonoured Guest, on 12 February 2014 - 05:24 PM, said:

Yes, that's standard behaviour at first nights of operas. Of course, it's still bad behaviour in the opinion of many people.

The staging for the new Don Giovanni production at the ROH also got some (deserved in my opinion) boos. Projections can be fine, but not when it results in a nearly static performance. And cutting off an essential bit of the 'story' / score is just silly.

Good singing though, which was duly applauded.


#292664 Bad Behaviour At A Show

Posted Honoured Guest on 12 February 2014 - 05:24 PM

Yes, that's standard behaviour at first nights of operas. Of course, it's still bad behaviour in the opinion of many people.


#292656 Bad Behaviour At A Show

Posted xanderl on 12 February 2014 - 04:07 PM

View PostEmiCardiff, on 12 February 2014 - 01:33 PM, said:

I had some very loud 'booing' at the WNO's 'Manon' at the weekend, interestingly he applauded the performers and conductor and just booed the director/designer when they came out (it was opening night)

Could have been worse ...

http://intermezzo.ty...s-in-brawl.html



#292797 Walking Out

Posted mallardo on 13 February 2014 - 03:57 PM

It's not bad manners.  It's perfectly fine.  It's just that some of us are compelled to stay, no matter what.  We're the ones with the problem.


#292635 Bad Behaviour At A Show

Posted sunshine2011 on 12 February 2014 - 02:09 PM

At Mojo the woman sitting next to me loudly exclaimed, "HE'S GOT A SWORD!" at one specific moment. It was a one-off and I think she just got overexcited, so amusing rather than annoying.


#292632 Bad Behaviour At A Show

Posted hefferlump on 12 February 2014 - 01:53 PM

View PostEmiCardiff, on 12 February 2014 - 01:33 PM, said:

I had some very loud 'booing' at the WNO's 'Manon' at the weekend, interestingly he applauded the performers and conductor and just booed the director/designer when they came out (it was opening night)

I actually had a ticket for this but got the date wrong and didn't realise until ten minutes before curtain up - maybe it's a good job I wasn't there after all, it would've driven me mad! Have re-booked for this Saturday so hopefully there'll be better behaviour then. Mind, I often get annoyed at the WNO (I single them out because they're the only opera company I can ever afford to see - not saying it's a WNO-specific problem) that I seem to be surrounded by people who think that if there's music playing, they're allowed to talk. No. I can still hear you!


#291699 Bad Behaviour At A Show

Posted Nev on 04 February 2014 - 06:43 PM

I had an interesting experience at The Light Princess a few weeks ago. I was on my own and sat in one of the cheaper front rows of the Lyttelton. Two ladies arrive and realise that their seats are a few places apart. One of them asks me to swap seats, to which I accepted as the seats were close anyway. I move my bag, coat and shuffle over to my new seat with my wine. Fine.

The lady sits down next to her friend. Two minutes later she comes back to me and says: "You look tall". I just looked at her. She then says "I want my seat back, the guy in front of your seat is really tall". I could hardly believe it! I just took my stuff and moved back to my seat, next to her friend (again).

Her friend then starts chatting away to me like nothing has happened! The guy on her other side had witnessed it all and had a good laugh. To make things better, the man who eventually sat down in front of swap-lady was even taller than the one in front of me. Theatre-kharma at its best!


#291484 Used Tickets

Posted DrP on 02 February 2014 - 05:09 PM

I remember during the Rent mad phase there were people who would try to collect tickets for every performance. I imagine there are similar Wicked types.