Anyone else seen this yet, a very interesting piece. I am glad I went to the talk prior to seeing it as I would have been left scratching my head for most of the duration. This play, if you can call it that, has certainly made me think and piqued an interest in a history I only had a cursory knowledge of. Definitely worth a look and made with more invention and originality than the rest of the RSC output this season.
Saw it on Saturday night, the first and last parts are original and the funny, the middle part is certainly different and if nothing else you get to see a lot of the backstage area and places you don't usually see. Solomon Israel was perhaps the pick of the ensemble cast despite me mainly going to see it as Madeline Worrall was in it and I hadn't seen her on stage for a long time, hopefully Solomon gets a full RSC role in the near future.
Some advice for anyone who's seen it? How much standing around is there, and how does the moving around work? Not worried myself, but mum is recovering from a hip operation and is concerned
I went last week. There was a wheelchair user there.
It is all on one level. There are 3 parts, each of approx 30 mins.
Part 1 is in the auditorium with bleacher seating. The wheelchair spaces are on ground level. Part 2, everyone leaves the auditorium and walks into the backstage area (which has been turned into a performance space) and stands. Then you walk through another backstage area and back into the auditorium for part 3, which is seated . HTH
There were a couple of elderly people in the audience when I saw it, when we were moved to the backstage area, they took a shortcut and were given chairs to sit on in a couple of areas, they may have missed one area as when we got back in the main auditorium for part 3 they had been re-seated. Any wheelchair users would just be pushed or wheel themselves around, enough space to manoeuvre around easily and a lot of the mobile part the group is in a circle so viewing will be okay.