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How often do you attend?
How often do you attend?
Regularly [ 12 ] ** [19.05%]
Occassionally [ 30 ] ** [47.62%]
Only if a big name is in it [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
Only been once or twice [ 17 ] ** [26.98%]
Never been [ 2 ] ** [3.17%]
It's a redundant medium [ 2 ] ** [3.17%]
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superfurryandy
post Oct 21 2004, 11:56 AM
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What do people think of the theatre? If you go do you only do the West End/mainstream productions, or is the fringe your thing? Does there need to be 'name' attached, or will you take risks? Is it a medium which should be taken seriously, or an anachronism in today's CGI world?

Well?
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shaka37
post Jan 27 2008, 02:34 AM
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I just saw "The Color Purple." Was one of the most moving musical experiences I have seen in a while. I was just wonderful. They didn't disney it up at all. The more adult and ugly themes of Alice Walker's source material is there front and center (incest, rape, abuse, racism, homosexuality <--- the latter of which isn't the ugly part of the play, just for the record).

But the music is just amazing. And the cast I saw was superb.
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post Jan 27 2008, 03:01 AM
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QUOTE (shaka37 @ Jan 27 2008, 02:34 AM)
I just saw "The Color Purple." Was one of the most moving musical experiences I have seen in a while. I was just wonderful. They didn't disney it up at all. The more adult and ugly themes of Alice Walker's source material is there front and center (incest, rape, abuse, racism, homosexuality <--- the latter of which isn't the ugly part of the play, just for the record).

But the music is just amazing. And the cast I saw was superb.
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- superfurryandy   The theatre   Oct 21 2004, 11:56 AM
- - Amazongirl   I went to the theatre more times than I had ever b...   Oct 21 2004, 01:08 PM
- - rabbit57i   I try to go see a big Broadway play once a year. I...   Oct 21 2004, 03:30 PM
- - Stella MM   I suppose I'm a child of the cinematic age or ...   Oct 21 2004, 03:43 PM
- - ella   I don't go as often as I think I should. I did...   Oct 21 2004, 04:24 PM
- - superfurryandy   Hmm, cost has been mentioned a coupla times - I te...   Oct 21 2004, 04:59 PM
- - stagedoor jenny   Theatre is great when it's free. I use to get ...   Oct 21 2004, 05:35 PM
- - Zoe   I'm in a Theatre now, I'm in a Theatre nea...   Oct 21 2004, 06:01 PM
- - Melll   I've only been once or twice. My wife worked ...   Oct 21 2004, 06:13 PM
- - Lazlo Woodbine   I don't go very often but i saw One Flew Over ...   Oct 21 2004, 06:18 PM
- - bagpuss   I always somehow feel that I'm missing out as ...   Oct 21 2004, 07:04 PM
|- - rabbit57i   QUOTE (bagpuss @ Oct 21 2004, 02:04 PM)The wo...   Oct 21 2004, 08:27 PM
- - PrincessKate   I'm not sure if I go with any regularity (Henc...   Oct 21 2004, 07:42 PM
- - PrincessKate   I've just seen the touring production of ...   Aug 5 2005, 06:31 PM
- - Sir_Robin_the_brave   It's been years since I went to the theatre, l...   Aug 5 2005, 06:36 PM
- - PrincessKate   Ever seen shopping and fucking? I nearly did it as...   Aug 5 2005, 06:38 PM
- - Sir_Robin_the_brave   I can't say I have, that's a great title t...   Aug 5 2005, 06:39 PM
|- - superfurryandy   QUOTE (Sir_Robin_the_brave @ Aug 5 2005, 07:3...   Aug 6 2005, 11:14 AM
- - Igmeister   I go but nowhere near as often as I like. Brum...   Aug 6 2005, 08:21 AM
- - Badger   I've seen Carol Decker's tits on stage.   Aug 6 2005, 12:03 PM
- - superfurryandy   That's no way to talk about her band.   Aug 6 2005, 12:06 PM
- - Badger   No, they were next to one of Jenny Eclair's.   Aug 6 2005, 12:07 PM
- - superfurryandy   Vagina Monologues?   Aug 6 2005, 12:11 PM
- - Badger   Nope. Mum's The Word.   Aug 6 2005, 12:13 PM
- - superfurryandy   Well, if you want to keep it a secret...   Aug 6 2005, 12:15 PM
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