Theatre recommendations

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Intiniki posted this 29 January 2017

I know this may not be for everyone but hey I am not into football.

Admittedly I will be recommending stuff I've seen in London but know that the Mayflower has some cracking stuff (slightly biased as I used to work there). I used to see a lot of musicals and great shows but haven't for a while. So this is something I hope to keep up.

Recently went to see 'The Dresser' with Reece Shearsmith and Ken Stott as main players. It also has Harriet Thorpe from the Brittas Empire. It's on at Chichester Festival Theatre currently. It's a story of back stage of a play and the dresser getting the star on the stage who has anxiety. It's set in the second world war and during an airraid. Doesn't sound all that from my description but it was pretty moving.

Also saw 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night'. I read the book a few years ago. The play is something else. Really pared back on the stage, a bit of a blank canvas with lots of lighting and clever props popping out from places. How they portray the confusing world for someone with Autism is pretty stunning. As I came out of the threate into Central London's busy streets and noise I could see how people find it difficult.

 

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JxgrSaint posted this 29 January 2017

I've got tickets for Harry Potter in June and I've got an alarm set for tomorrow morning to try and buy Hamilton tickets.

Also, Book of Mormon is brilliant 👍

Chertsey Saint posted this 30 January 2017

Book of Mormon is indeed outstanding.

My sister recommended Curious, but have yet to get there.

Saw One Man Two Guvnors which was also very good, and saw Les Miserables again in October.

Next one to see is "The Play that goes wrong", which is in April.

Rallyboy posted this 30 January 2017

Musicals are just films for thick people who can't follow plots unless they are explained in song.

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PhilippineSaint posted this 30 January 2017

I recommend the Royal South Hants over the General

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Cobham Saint posted this 02 February 2017

Mrs C_S says I'm not allowed to go to the theatre anymore because I usually fall asleep. Fine by me tbf.

She and the kids saw the two harry potter plays the other day and was raving about them - the plays, not the kids.

Rallyboy posted this 02 February 2017

I've watched a couple of operations in theatre.

On reflection I think the eye one was more scary than the one where the bloke shoved a little camera up a guy's todger. surprised

The surgeon tried to show me the DVD close-ups of the eye op with him hacking away at the retina - so I just looked over the top of the screen at the blank wall and nodded politely. 

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