Paid Members Gus Mears Posted March 7, 2017 Paid Members Share Posted March 7, 2017 (edited) The local Gilbert and Sullivan Society did a performance on music hall. You know, Knees Up Mother Brown and all of that shit.It was amazing. The single most hammy 2 hours I will ever experience and all the better for it. For a start, legit the youngest person involved was deep into there 40's. One of the men doing the Gendarmes Duet looked like he had already started decomposing and he may well have been using Kane's voicebox from 1997. Overall, it was tremendous, some septuagenarian lady broke her wrist in the last rehearsal and soldiered on to do a staggeringly camp version of Burlington Bertie from Bow. Although the highlight was the bloke who did the Marrow Song, a charming double entendre ditty about a marrow being a phallus. This ancient guy did the fucking Ali Shuffle on stage with a giant cardboard marrow, before bopping around with it like he'd just turned his defibrillator up to 11. A thread for me, HG and probably Chilli. Definitely King Coconut too. One of the best things I have seen in the past couple of months is the Play That Goes Wrong. Slapstick absurdity and a set that collapses lots, it's top. Also saw a horrendous production of Winter's Tale the week before last. Up its own arse to an absurd extent. The entire crux of the play is that Leonetes is supposed to not be sullied to the extent that he can't be resurrected in the second act. You had Leonetes here playing Phil Mitchell. Going mental every three seconds, punching his child, kneeing his wife in the gut, beating the shit out of his mates, shouting randomly. I don't know why the director felt that this was meant to make me like him in the second act. The best part of the play was when they did this bit showing Leonetes' dead wife on the screen, lot like Taker after he got put in the casket in '93. But the technician fucked it up, so while Leonetes is blubbing and wailing as per, the screen says 'TEST, TEST. PLEASE INSERT WIRE'. I've got Mikado in a fortnight, same all male cast who I saw do Pinafore last year and they were outstanding. Very much looking forward to it. What are you watching in the theatre? Is it good, is it bad? Edited March 7, 2017 by Gus Mears Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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