I just grabbed one of a pair of returns on the front row of the side stalls for this Saturday evening, if anyone is looking for a ticket. There's standing tickets on the website for Thursday afternoon too.
Post by firstwetakemanhattan on Jan 24, 2019 10:39:27 GMT
First post on the board, as good a place to start as any. Managed to grab a ticket for Saturday evening in the stalls, after literally weeks of checking and trying. Very much looking forward to it after reading such positive things on here. Theres a ten pound single ticket for tonight that is available currently as well.
Was also there last night, perfectly paced and beautifully written, a naturalness which gave the impression of eavesdropping on a real group of friends as their world was being torn apart, the lack of control influence was laid bare as all their beliefs in how the world works is destroyed in an instant.
Made me think of all the great industry that has evaporated in the UK within a generation and what it really means is the destruction of community as historically these have been intrinsically linked as we defined our position in society by our shared ‘industry’
“there's no such thing as society. There are individual men and women and there are families”
This is patently true now, an outcome engineered to spread fear and insecurity, as in the true reason that Council Houses were sold was not to produce a nation of homeowners but a nation of people beholden to their employers and financial institutions, the correlation between the number of days lost to strikes* against the rise in homeownership is startling, showing it for what it really is, a great piece of social engineering.
(*not advocating a return to the strike culture of the 70’s as most of it was taking the piss and this striking mentality is equally culpable for the social engineering carried out over the last 30 years as any Government)
Post by firstwetakemanhattan on Jan 27, 2019 11:36:46 GMT
Make it three as to being there as well last night(stalls left). Fabulous play, fantastic acting and story and overall feel to the entire thing. I am not as good as others at putting things into words, but a truly brilliant piece of theatre, deserves all the rave reviews and praise it has got. Very moving ending which I wasn't expecting either. Feel lucky to have grabbed a ticket. Very hot in the Donmar though!.
I was up in the circle at yesterday's matinee (Row B, side, no sightline problems.)
Thought it was great and makes me want to see/read more of Nottage's work. The programme was informative - she works with a group of researchers and visited Reading, PA a number of times over two years in preparation for writing this. All the performances were strong - I especially liked Plimpton and Perkins. The fight scene was really well staged. The whole play was nuanced and multi-layered and so relevant (I had a bit of a surprise when I read it was first performed in 2015, I had assumed it was even more recent.)
I’ll be trying to return a ticket for Saturday’s final matinee when the box office opens tomorrow at 10am. So if anyone is after a return, keep an eye on the website then, in case they pop it back online.