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Don't Dress for Dinner

Postby Barry » Thu Sep 17, 2009 2:12 pm

http://www.messengernewspapers.co.uk/le ... m_Garrick/

This opens next week at the garrick and is going to be great fun....glorious madness.
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Re: Don't Dress for Dinner

Postby Barry » Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:12 pm

September 21st 2009

'It had better be good after your outburst at the AGM' seems to have been the flavour of tonight, the first night of the play. At the AGM I had had a constructive whinge about the standard of some of the productions, but I think a packed, hysterical audience tonight made soem sort statement. The audience got every trick and gag we had done with the set, the lighting, the music, the costumes, the gags and the performances. As a teenager said after my 'Quartet' - 'I get it'. Tonight went very well, with the performances reaching a level with an audience impossible in the rehearsal room. It races along though was nearly derailed by a phone falling to pieces. I cringed but it was funny and the audience loved it. the cast got out of it well, but that hadn't happened before. But the cast were superb and the audience were clearly following the complex plot and were well ahead of it. Great fun. everyone seems to have enjoyed themselves on stage and off. Yes, it worked - and more.
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Re: Don't Dress for Dinner

Postby Barry » Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:30 pm

and a great review from Rick Bowen. So pleased.
http://www.messengernewspapers.co.uk/le ... er_review/
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Re: Don't Dress for Dinner

Postby Barry » Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:17 pm

after a hard days filming it was difficult to get in the mood for farce, but I enjoyed the show again tonight. An almost full house was a little more low key and an incident with a door made the cast a little tentative for a bit but then they picked up and it span giddily out of control as usual - the plot not the performance. It's good to hear the people coming out talking about the colours. Hopefully the Garrick are starting to enjoy the fact that design doesn't have to be about architecture and function - it can contribute to the production as a storytelling device and help the mood. The audience are just simply giggling at the set alone, and the colours really do provoke a reaction.
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