Oh my god I'm so glad I booked, I have always wanted to see Vanessa Redgrave on stage
Potentially lower your expectations before heading in. She's not what she used to be, health and age, but more health affecting. Richard 3rd Almeida viewers will remember. Love that she's come back again. Just hope it's not a role that in the script requires energy.
The National Theatre's production of Follies closed last week, after getting incredible reviews. Those who caught it towards the end of the run may have noticed a slight change in the casting of one particular scene though.
There's a scene which sees Buddy chasing two women around the stage in a fevered little fantasy as he sings the God-Why-Don't-You-Love-Me Blues. In a little British twist though, the 'women' were actually men dressed and styled as panto dames.
It seems Stephen Sondheim saw the live cast and wasn’t impressed by the inclusion of the dames, so told the director to change it. Lawyers were even mentioned.
Needless to say, the change got made.
How odd. He was in for the two dress rehearsals and the first preview. I wonder at which point he got unhappy? And when he (or lawyers) had a word with Dom?