Post by Dawnstar on Mar 24, 2020 22:33:52 GMT
Obviously almost all of us have a string of current & future theatre bookings that we're not going to see now. However amidst all the discussions on what we're disappointed not be seeing, I thought I'd try to be a bit more positive (for once) & start a thread for what we've seen in the last few months that we're now thinking "thank goodness I saw that before the theatres closed". Mine are:
Zorro at Cadogan Hall. I had to wait nearly 11 years to see one of my favourite musicals again so I am incredibly grateful that it happened.
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery. Obviously I'm gutted that it's closed early but I had a great run of visits from the end of December to the end of February when I saw it 7 times in 2 months with loads of understudies on & 3 of my favourite former cast members back emergency covering. Also that I was able to fit in a last-minute visit on 14th March which I knew would almost certainly be my last time seeing it, and turned out to be the 4th from last performance, so I was sort of able to say goodbye.
Peter Pan Goes Wrong. Seeing the tour 5 times at 4 different venues December-February, including lots of understudy action.
The Royal Ballet having front-ended their season with classics so I saw Manon, Concerto/Enigma Variations/Raymonda Act III, Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia, Onegin & Dances At A Gathering/The Cellist while only missing Swan Lake plus two modern triple bills that I wasn't entirely looking forward to anyway!
Seeing ETO's Cosi Fan Tutte in Hackney, because of wanting to see a particular singer in a double-cast role, rather than waiting for it to come round to Cambridge in May, which it obviously isn't now doing. The other production, Giulio Cesare, I have missed but at least it's a revival so I saw it in 2017 when it was new.
Seeing what turned out to be the only performance of the final cast of the season of the ROH's La Traviata, on 14th March, so I saw one of my favourite sopranos, Aleksandra Kurzak, give her first (now only) performance of Violetta at the ROH & one of my favourite mezzos, Helen Sherman, have her ROH debut.
More generally, I had 4 months without a job mid-October to mid-February & my mother urged me to rein back on my theatregoing to save money. Instead I decided to raid my savings account & keep theatregoing! I am so glad now that I did so.