Post by Phantom of London on Oct 5, 2019 21:45:25 GMT
Harvey Fierstein is a ingenious who made LGBT issues in the theatre popular and mainstream , but also done it with elan and beauty.
As with everyone on this board who saw this play, it was there first visit to the Turbine Theatre. This theatre is another Union or Charing Cross Theatre, that is set in a railway arch, the elephant in the room is that theatre has no business in a railway arch for obvious reasons.
I notice they are discounting the upcoming Nick Hornby / High Fidelity musical (£28 from £36) - it looks like the previews. Have also taken to calling the place 'The Turbine Theatre, West End', which seems to miss the point by two postcodes and a large river. I'll be cycling past it in an hour on the way to my £14 Caryl Churchill.
Didn't enjoy this as much as I though I would. Never seen it on stage before. I love the play and the film, but this production wasn't very good. The set was ok but the acting left a lot to be desire making Act I really dull. Act II was a bit better. Glad I saw it though, it's such a wonderful play, but they should have tried a bit harder. 3 Stars
The venue looks nice but the seats are very uncomfortable and too close together. It's basically patio furniture with a little bit of padding. No armrests. A large size person will probably take part of your space. Not planning to go back unless they program something I'm dying to see.