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They can't stop theatre!

Postby Tender_Lumpling » Wed Apr 06, 2005 10:28 pm

Hi, hope no one minds me making a new thread! I just wanted to come on and see if there were any more theatre nuts in.

I've just got back from seeing Stones in his Pockets and am in a state of awestruck wonder. It's just two guys playing all the roles and they switch from one character the next (male and female and a variety of accents) in an instant, with no costume changes or anything. It's a brilliantly written play (my sig is a quote from it) and the talent of the two actors is just astounding. If it comes near you definitely try and catch it.

(At one point one character asks another, "Are you local?" Had to bite my lip to keep from laughing. Very sad, I know.)
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Re: Theatre

Postby Voodoo Lady » Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:31 pm

Tender_Lumpling wrote:Hi, hope no one minds me making a new thread! I just wanted to come on and see if there were any more theatre nuts in.

I've just got back from seeing Stones in his Pockets and am in a state of awestruck wonder. It's just two guys playing all the roles and they switch from one character the next (male and female and a variety of accents) in an instant, with no costume changes or anything. It's a brilliantly written play (my sig is a quote from it) and the talent of the two actors is just astounding. If it comes near you definitely try and catch it.

(At one point one character asks another, "Are you local?" Had to bite my lip to keep from laughing. Very sad, I know.)


That's groovy, TL. A good many of us here, I seem to recall, love live theater.

So tell us more about this play you saw. What's it about? Who's in it?
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Postby Son of Tubbs returns! » Thu Apr 07, 2005 6:41 pm

Saw Arsenic and old lace few weeks back, damn good too.

Oh and Round the Horne...revisited
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Postby Bex » Thu Apr 07, 2005 6:50 pm

God I used to go to the Theatre every other week but since I finished college & finished studying Theatre, I haven't been in aaages. The last thing I caught was the Jekyll & Hyde pre-West End tour. It was pretty good, although Paul Nicholas was the weakest cast member in it.

Still. I'm going to watch Derren Brown at the Salford Quays on Monday! :D
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Re: Theatre

Postby Aino » Thu Apr 07, 2005 7:46 pm

Tender_Lumpling wrote:I've just got back from seeing Stones in his Pockets and am in a state of awestruck wonder. It's just two guys playing all the roles and they switch from one character the next (male and female and a variety of accents) in an instant, with no costume changes or anything. It's a brilliantly written play (my sig is a quote from it) and the talent of the two actors is just astounding. If it comes near you definitely try and catch it.

(At one point one character asks another, "Are you local?" Had to bite my lip to keep from laughing. Very sad, I know.)



Ooooh! Oooh! I went to see that play last fall - TWICE! :D It was so great that I just had to see it again! Of course it was performed in Finnish but I think worked really well. 8)
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Postby Tender_Lumpling » Thu Apr 07, 2005 10:57 pm

Yeah, I love going to the theatre. The only annoying thing about seeing really good plays is that I get stage envy. But I haven't done any kind of acting in over three years and I'm probably on par with Patsy Kensit! I'd get rotten fruit chucked at me if I went near a stage.

Aino, they were supposed to be making a film of Stones, with Dylan Moran but it seems nothing went ahead. Shame, it would have made a great film.
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Postby Bex » Thu Apr 07, 2005 11:13 pm

Stage envy. Yes, can definitely relate to that.
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Postby Voodoo Lady » Thu Apr 07, 2005 11:31 pm

As can I. When I go to a show with a new friend, I have to warn them about my stage envy because I tend to get REALLY hammy, and possibly annoying, after seeing a good live show. It's as if part of me wants people to look at me and say, "Oooo Look at her pulling funny faces and doing accents and things. She's such a ham, she must be an actress, too!" It annoys the piss out of me that I get that way, and over the years I've learned to tame the impulse a bit, but I haven't yet managed to get rid of it completely. :(
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Postby Tender_Lumpling » Thu Apr 07, 2005 11:46 pm

My best mate used to be into acting as well and we were always hamming it up, acting out silly characters and the like, and we had lots of in jokes that made us laugh. Sadly she's now grown up and is a serious student and I still want to act the fool. :cry:
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Postby serafina pekkala » Fri Apr 08, 2005 10:23 am

I HAVE TO SEE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/?lid=12014
http://www.improbable.co.uk/show_example.asp?item_id=10

Theatre of Blood - Jim Broadbent as Lionheart!!!! Unspeakably gorgeous Rachael Stirling in her mother Diana Rigg's role of Miranda!!!! Joby doing the music!!!

F*ck Sienna Miller & teh Shearsmith !!! :lol: ... I WANNA SEE THIS!!!! How wants to go with me??

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Postby Tender_Lumpling » Fri Apr 08, 2005 2:13 pm

Gah! Stop showing me things! I want to go!!!

Sometimes I wish I lived in London just for the theatres.
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Postby Aino » Fri Apr 08, 2005 3:28 pm

Tender_Lumpling wrote:Aino, they were supposed to be making a film of Stones, with Dylan Moran but it seems nothing went ahead. Shame, it would have made a great film.


Aww..... crap! That would've been a brilliant film! I love Dylan Moran! 8)
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Postby Tender_Lumpling » Fri Apr 08, 2005 3:47 pm

Me too. :) But he has another film, Tristram Shandy coming out so that's something to look forward to! Dylan plays Dr Slop and he had to learn to ride a horse for the role. He was really scared!
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Postby Aino » Fri Apr 08, 2005 3:57 pm

Tender_Lumpling wrote:Me too. :) But he has another film, Tristram Shandy coming out so that's something to look forward to! Dylan plays Dr Slop and he had to learn to ride a horse for the role. He was really scared!


Well, I would be scared too! :shock: I'm not really good with horses. When I was little, I rid a pony a couple of times. That was enough excitement for a lifetime. :lol:
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Postby Tender_Lumpling » Fri Apr 08, 2005 4:11 pm

I rode a horse a couple of times years ago and I was absolutely terrified, as well as slightly humiliated because I needed a stepladder to get on and off the bloody thing.
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