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This Is Very "Mid-Winter" Madness

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This Is Very "Mid-Winter" Madness#1
Posted: 12/11/08 at 2:31pm
Reviews for Donmar West End's 'Twelfth Night' are in. It's not a hugely anticipated show, Derek Jacobi is hardly the draw that David Tenant is to the non-theatre masses. But still 'Twelfth Night' is so open to a directors interpretation, no one production should be the same as the last. So here's a couple of reviews, everything seems average - positive from one of the most performed of Shakespeare's plays.

WhatsOnStage.com ****
http://www.whatsonstage.com/index.php?pg=207&story=E8831228989573&title=Twelfth+Night

The Stage - Positive
http://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/review.php/22770/twelfth-night

The Guardian ***
http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2008/dec/11/theatre

I'm going on January 21st, shall let you all know how it is :)
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re: This Is Very 'Mid-Winter' Madness#2
Posted: 12/11/08 at 3:35pm
Taa didnt realise it had had press night already.
Going sunday.

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/stage/theatre/article5322177.ece 5*
Updated On: 12/11/08 at 03:35 PM
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re: This Is Very 'Mid-Winter' Madness#2
Posted: 12/14/08 at 2:36pm
Its a pretty bare production give its in a theatre not the warehouse, with just shutters the open and close across the back, the stage has he look of wide rough boards, the only items of set are a chaise and a windbreaker.
Lovely modern costumes.
As with Ivanov lovely music, the sound was excellent all the way up in the balcony and nothing was too far forward so didnt miss a thing from the 10 seats.
Its just not a production that wowed me, possibly as I'm not super keen on farce, maybe i was too tired....its just a bit blah.