Posted 17 March 2007 - 08:45 AM
Posted 17 March 2007 - 09:39 AM
Posted 17 March 2007 - 09:46 AM
Posted 17 March 2007 - 11:50 AM
Posted 17 March 2007 - 01:08 PM
That said, I like that Nicholas Hytner has put his own stamp on the place - very different from Trevor Nunn and very different from Richard Eyre which is important - but I think it will be interesting to see who's next and where they take things.
Posted 17 March 2007 - 08:06 PM
I agree entirely with Jan Brock. The NT ( why is it never properly called the Royal National Theatre, except by critics who like to stir it up and take the p***?) is so dreary and predictable. The arrival of the programme for the next booking period used to be an exciting prospect. Not any more. Nothing I want to see at all. The Alchemist, liked by some, seemed to me sum up the whole modish and superficial approach. Wouldn't touch Man of the Mode with a barge pole, but it seems to be from the same stable.
Posted 18 March 2007 - 07:48 AM
Posted 18 March 2007 - 08:07 AM
Just as a matter of interest, Jan, why don't you, for a change, start a thread about something you like? And why are people here so determined that if they don't like a show or a director or actor, nobody else should? It seems fashionable on this board to despise critics for their attempts to dictate puplic taste while doing the same thing for a smaller readership.
Posted 18 March 2007 - 08:47 AM
Posted 18 March 2007 - 08:57 AM
I've said this before but seeing as the topic of Travelex has come up again, I'm all for schemes that make 'the arts' affordable but I don't agree that it broadens the audience. Not in the long term. Sure kids will come when they can get tickets for Market Boy or Man of Mode for a fiver on popbitch but they don't come back that often. Not until they get over 40 that is.
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