Odd One Out
Posted 28 December 2011 - 05:13 PM
It happened to me when Blood Brothers first opened in the West End, I found it to be pathetic patronising rubbish from start to finish with attempts at humour pitched at the level of about a seven year old, however the rest of the audience were screaming with laughter.
Posted 28 December 2011 - 05:37 PM
- We Will Rock You.
I hated it, and by the end hated everyone there (though the music of Queen remained unscathed). By far the worst thing I've ever ever seen, be it theatre, tv or film. I look down on the fans (sorry fans, i've nothing against simple people but COME ON NOW it's DREADFUL).
- Black Watch
Now this was a surprise. I ended up giving it a standing ovation because I'm weak and was on the front row and didn't want to offend the cast (who looked knackered and i thought did well), nor did I want to look like some sort of anti-war protester. I was mostly bored rigid though, and could not understand the raves.
- The 39 Steps
Similar to Noises Off really. I felt like the only audience member not about to wet myself. I thought it was perfectly watchable, but such obvious humour and I'd seen it all before really.
- Lovesong (Abi Morgan / Frantic Assembly)
Lots of standing and whooping and weeping at the end. I wish I'd stayed at home and watched The One Show.
I also hated the much loved Wicked, but I didn't feel I was the only one in the audience feeling that way. Ditto The Mousetrap.
Posted 28 December 2011 - 06:21 PM
one man two guvnors
michael billington constantly praises the national (not just the two hits listed above but lots of the other stuff)i wonder if he has the odd one out feeling?!
Broadway has been very good to me. But then, I've been very good to broadway.
Posted 28 December 2011 - 07:42 PM
Lend Me a Tenor at the Gielgud- just didn't find it funny at all.
Noises Off at the Old Vic- I laughed a bit, and enjoyed it... just not as much as the elderly folks behind me!
Frankenstein at the NT- yes, it had spectacle, and the leads were great, but that didn;t overcome the terrible script and even worse supporting performances (well, one mainly- the father, I won't name names).
Hamlet at the Young Vic- bits of it I really liked, bits of it really didn't work. Full house standing ovation at the end, except for me....
Posted 28 December 2011 - 08:16 PM
Posted 28 December 2011 - 08:40 PM
A Delicate Balance: Went down very well with everyone there apart from Mrs1981 and I who hated it with a passion.
London Assurance & When We Are Married. Both Saturday evenings, seemed like we were the yongest people in attendance at both, not my cup of tea, greatly enjoyed by all and sundry around us.
(Certainly wasn't a full house ovation when I saw Hamlet, very split.)
Posted 28 December 2011 - 08:49 PM
Posted 29 December 2011 - 06:13 AM
Lend Me a Tenor - ditto
Jerusalem - simply couldn't understand the fuss
England People Very Nice - I found this hilarious (which according to some Whatsonstage posters is akin to admitting BNP membership )
War Horse - dreary, manipulative and predictable. Its success completely baffles me
Black Watch - seen a million student plays just as good
Enron - would have been far better as an hour long student show. The raptors got very very dull very quickly
The History Boys - annoying, full of plot holes and inaccuracies and did we really need to see Bennett's defence of paedophilia again in The Habit Of Art?
Lynette - what was your dissenting opinion of The Pillowman? I thought it was laughably dreadful though Tennant and Broadbent gave good performances.
Posted 29 December 2011 - 08:42 AM
Posted 29 December 2011 - 08:55 AM
Ah yes, forgot about Ayckbourn. But then did anyone find the recent Seasons Greetings revival funny?
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