In the meme time...
List the last 10 things you saw at the theatre in order
1. Let It Be (Prince of Wales Theatre)
2. The Sacred Flame (Rose, Kingston)
3. The Last of the Haussmans (National Theate)
4. Hindle Wakes (Finborough)
5. Timon of Athens (National Theatre)
6. King Lear (Almeida)
7. Yours For The Asking (Orange Tree)
8. Morning (Lyric Hammersmith)
9. Kissing Sid James (Jermyn Street)
10. Vieux Carré (Charing Cross Theatre)
Who was the best performer in number one (Let It Be)?
Ian B. Garcia gives very good Paul.
Why did you go to see number two (The Sacred Flame)?
Can you remember a line/lyric from number three (The Last of the Haussmans) that you liked?
It’s a play full of quippy lines, most of which I found more glib than insightful. But I quite liked Helen McCrory snapping “This isn’t Terms of Endearment!” And Rory Kinnear’s Grace Jones comparison.
What would you give number four (Hindle Wakes) out of 10?
A sterling 8.
Was there someone hot in number five (Timon Of Athens)?
If there’s ever a right time to confess an SRB crush, then I guess that now is that time.
What was number six (King Lear) about?
EVERYTHING. Or, "Nothing."
Who was your favourite actor in number seven (Yours For The Asking)?
What was your favourite bit in number eight (Morning)?
Well, my favourite element was the excellent music by Michael Czepiel which added tension and excitement to several moments.
Would you see number nine (Kissing Sid James) again?
Enjoyed it, but once was enough.
What was the worst thing about number ten (Vieux Carre)?
That the play itself is like lots of bits of earlier (and better) Tennessee Williams plays jammed together.
Which was best?
Toss up between King Lear, Hindle Wakes and Yours For the Asking.
Which was worst?
Let It Be is lazy. The more I thought about Morning the less I liked it. And while there were scattered good moments in each, Timon and Haussmans were significant disappointments to me.
Did any make you cry?
King Lear, Yours For the Asking.
Did any make you laugh?
Most of them, at some point.
Which roles would you like to play in any of them?
The wheel is come full circle! The mischief-making Edmond in King Lear, always. One of my favourite roles in Shakespeare.
Which one did you have best seats for?
Yours For The Asking, Hindle Wakes.