Let The Right One In

rosscoe(au)
Broadway Legend
joined:8/20/05
Let The Right One In
Posted: 7/2/14 at 09:52am
Saw this on a recent trip to London, and was one of the most visually stunning productions I have seen in years. Never having seen either movie went in not knowing too much about it, it was powerful, shocking, heartbreaking, funny, dark and brilliant. The cast was perfect, Rebecca Benson as Eli was, well I don't think there are enough superlatives!

Hope this finds life outside of London, and if a transfer ever takes place hope this cast an travel with it. This is everything theatre should be.
Well I didn't want to get into it, but he's a Satanist. Every full moon he sacrifices 4 puppies to the Dark Lord and smears their blood on his paino. This should help you understand the score for Wicked a little bit more. Tazber's: Reply to Is Stephen Schwartz a Practicing Christian
Adair Haywind
Stand-by
joined:4/2/14
Let The Right One In
Posted: 7/2/14 at 10:16am
PRAYING this transfers!!
tazber
Broadway Legend
joined:5/10/05
Let The Right One In
Posted: 7/2/14 at 10:46am
I love both movies. I've been hoping for a transfer since this was announced.

....but the world goes 'round
rosscoe(au)
Broadway Legend
joined:8/20/05
Let The Right One In
Posted: 7/2/14 at 01:02pm
When you think that Ghost, the talked about transfers of Charlie and Bodyguard look set to come over and those three are really awful shows. This brilliant production should be a shoe in.
Well I didn't want to get into it, but he's a Satanist. Every full moon he sacrifices 4 puppies to the Dark Lord and smears their blood on his paino. This should help you understand the score for Wicked a little bit more. Tazber's: Reply to Is Stephen Schwartz a Practicing Christian
IndyTheatreGeek
Chorus Member
joined:6/25/14
Let The Right One In
Posted: 7/2/14 at 09:25pm
I saw it in London in May. Loved it. The cast is awesome, staging a perfect example of Less is More which helps keep you focused on the story and performances. I'd love to see the show and cast transfer.
sylvesterbird
Swing
joined:5/17/07
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Posted: 7/3/14 at 01:52am
I also had the opportunity to see it in London, and, not expecting too much going in, was blown away by it (in fact, I went back to see it again the next week). Both Martin Quinn and Rebecca Benson are PHENOMENAL, and I'll be interested to see what they do next. It's a gorgeous, creepy, magical production, and I am now solidly in the John Tiffany camp!
Brywal88
Chorus Member
joined:11/2/09
Let The Right One In
Posted: 7/8/14 at 01:52am
I saw this show in May...add me to the list of people who LOVED this show. I thought it was stunning and beautiful...possibly my favorite of the shows I saw in London.

Apparently Brantley liked it too...does this increase the chances of a transfer?
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/08/theater/let-the-right-one-in-a-stage-version-of-a-vampire-novel.html?_r=0
ukpuppetboy
Stand-by
joined:2/12/13
Let The Right One In
Posted: 7/8/14 at 02:21am
Saw this on Saturday and it was fantastic. The perfect marriage of stunning direction, beautiful modern choreography, gorgeous evocative design and chilling yet engaging performances all round but especially from Rebecca Benson and Martin Quinn. I've been a fan of the Tiffany/Hoggett partnership since Black Watch, but I think this is the highligh of their work so far. It's been quite heavily discounted at the moment and finishing earlier than expected at the end of August, so if you get the chance go now..

Other fans included Michael Arden and Andy Mientus when they were here...


On a separate note - In what was a largely young audience everyone was perfectly behaved. Not a phone glare or sweet rapper or incessant chatterer to be found all evening.

Michael Arden's verdict
Updated On: 7/8/14 at 02:21 AM
rosscoe(au)
Broadway Legend
joined:8/20/05
Let The Right One In
Posted: 7/8/14 at 03:10am
Too add further to that, UK audiences are wonderful to see shows with, they sit back and enjoy whats happening on stage. Have never seen a sweet eaten, phone lit up in the last three years I have been doing a UK trip.

I was heading back later in the year to catch Evita and was hoping this might have still been playing. Any one thinking of doing a New York trip in the next couple of months, skip that idea and head to London to see this stunning piece of theatre.
Well I didn't want to get into it, but he's a Satanist. Every full moon he sacrifices 4 puppies to the Dark Lord and smears their blood on his paino. This should help you understand the score for Wicked a little bit more. Tazber's: Reply to Is Stephen Schwartz a Practicing Christian
tazber
Broadway Legend
joined:5/10/05
Let The Right One In
Posted: 7/8/14 at 08:13am
I'm surprised that it's drawing young audiences. If it's anything like the films it's not really for children. I guess people see that it stars two kids and think it's appropriate for younger audiences.


....but the world goes 'round
mikey2573
Broadway Star
joined:12/28/10
Let The Right One In
Posted: 7/8/14 at 08:58am
Anyone who has seen it know what Brantley is talking about here?

"The production also contains the single most terrifying coup de thť‚tre Iíve witnessed"

Would love to see it as I am a big fan of the novel and the two film versions. But I live on the wrong side of the Atlantic. Maybe one of those National Theater Live cinema events?

neonlightsxo
Broadway Star
joined:7/29/08
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Posted: 7/8/14 at 09:00am
^ As it's not a National Theatre production I don't see that happening...

Would love for a New York transfer!
DeNada
Broadway Star
joined:7/7/07
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Posted: 7/8/14 at 09:09am
Thank you for reminding me that this transferred! I'm in London on Thursday so I've just booked to see the matinee - £35 Royal Court tickets for good stalls seats can't be sniffed at.

I love the book and the Swedish film (not seen Let Me In so can't comment there). Can't wait to see this - and I suspect that if the coup de theatre Brantley refers to is what I think it is I will be very, very excited.
ukpuppetboy
Stand-by
joined:2/12/13
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Posted: 7/8/14 at 10:54am
potential spoiler alert ***

Mikey - Without actually spoiling anything I assume he means the dramatic climax where Oskar is bullied as a revenge for standing up to himself. It's quite the physical accomplishment on behalf of the actor involved.

And by young audience I was refering to 18-30s of all demographics; alot in couples. More than I've ever really noticed in a play before.
ggersten
Broadway Legend
joined:5/11/06
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Posted: 7/8/14 at 12:28pm
i'm sure Ukpuppetboy is correct about what Brantley likely is referring to. It is a stunning theatrical accomplishment. I saw this from a day seat - front row - and it was magical from that vantage point. The blood flows are quite dramatic that close! This is a show that sticks with you long after the final bow. I do keep thinking about the staging and the acting by Ms. Benson and Mr. Quinn. The halting nature of Ms. Benson's characterization so conveys the inner torment of Eli - you can see it, you can feel it. And, it's something that is not in the script - so it's from a union of actor and director. And Mr. Quinn demonstrates his character's innocence and what a person is like who is the recipient of constant bullying. The other actors are all excellent as well. Simply staged but gripping.
ajh
Featured Actor
joined:5/6/11
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Posted: 7/8/14 at 12:36pm
I wonder if the "terrifying coup de theatre" referred to here is the bit in the second act that caused me to drop my M&Ms. I don't part with food easily. It was a stunning moment. The whole show was actually. I really hope this travels.
rosscoe(au)
Broadway Legend
joined:8/20/05
Let The Right One In
Posted: 7/8/14 at 05:50pm
DeNada, I also booked the royal court 35 pound seats, three rows from the front. Great value
Well I didn't want to get into it, but he's a Satanist. Every full moon he sacrifices 4 puppies to the Dark Lord and smears their blood on his paino. This should help you understand the score for Wicked a little bit more. Tazber's: Reply to Is Stephen Schwartz a Practicing Christian
LightsOut90
Swing
joined:5/2/14
Let The Right One In
Posted: 7/8/14 at 06:38pm
Saw this tonight, i mostly enjoyed it but felt John & Steven went alittle to heavy on the physical theater (the movement sequence with Oskar and his mom in bed needs to be cut, it felt very weird) However ultimately its a very haunting and beautiful piece. Speaking with one of the actors after upon mentioning a broadway transfer he mentioned there were discussions occurring about potentially October or February but that its not 100% yet.
mikey2573
Broadway Star
joined:12/28/10
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Posted: 7/10/14 at 12:59am
I am assuming since it is "staged simply" that the climax in the swimming pool is dispensed with? Can't imagine who they would stage that.
ggersten
Broadway Legend
joined:5/11/06
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Posted: 7/10/14 at 08:21am
mikey2573 - never make assumptions about what can and cannot be done on a stage. PM me if you really want to know more.

Updated On: 7/10/14 at 08:21 AM