London playsNovember 23, 2015 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 6 °C
This year I've been lucky to see some amazing plays. I worked with a couple of girls at work who loved theatre as much as I did and we would often book plays together or update each other on what we had seen or were planning on seeing.
The Ruling Class
Loved it! So good
Kill Me Now
The story was quite intense for a Friday night theatre session, but good to see. This theatre was in my very first neighbourhood
A View from the Bridge
Wyndham's Theatre - sat on the stage!
Loved it. Weird story though. Final scene was epic
Saw this with Britt in conjunction with a TimeOut offer. Probably the worst I saw. The theatre was run down with holes in the chairs. We were in the nose bleed section which sucked, there was a drunk couple in front of us that sucked on a bottle of wine the whole time. The story was quite good, but the whole experience was not pleasant. My only mainstream one this year (for me), definitely sticking to the off beat plays.
Old Vic Theatre
This was amazing! First up I only paid 12 pounds for a seat in the front row, at one point I was 30 cm away from the actor. Secondly it was the Old Vic and thirdly it was Kevin Spacey in his one man show and final performance as artist director of the Old Vic. A great play!
Wyndham's Theatre - nose bleed section, it was terrible!
Damien Lewis John goodman
Not a fan. Probably a combination of crappy seats, but it just didn't spark my excitement. The stage was beautiful though.
Olivier Theatre, National Theatre
Written by the national poet. It was all writtne in poetry. Really well constructed, great dance sequences but I left feeling gloomy about the world at the end
Man and Superman
Amazing! It was the longest play I saw, 3.5 hours.
The Winters Tale
Dame Judi Dench, Kenneth Brahman
My final play and I got to the great Judi Dench & Wallander! It wasn't the best I've seen, a big too long and not enough Dench, but still what a way to end it all
Edinburgh Festival Hall - NT live screening
Really good. I'm sure it would've been great live. As the American woman beside me said what a great first Hamlet to see. It will always be your bench mark now. What a wonderful way to think that these plays and experiences won't end just there and then, but live on forever, influencing my cultural experiences.