Post by couldileaveyou on Sept 19, 2017 12:43:31 GMT
When you study English as a foreign language you tend not to learn certain expressions and "cheers mate" left me absolutely bewildered on my first day at uni. It took me days to realize it was both a "thanks" and a greeting.
Post by couldileaveyou on Sept 15, 2017 10:39:59 GMT
The play was revived last winter at Jack Studio Theatre, I found it nice, if not a bit self-indulgent. The direction was meh but Christopher Hunter and Paul-Emile Forman were outstanding in the two leading roles.
Post by couldileaveyou on Sept 15, 2017 9:33:11 GMT
Last Sunday I saw the last stop of the Italian tour at the wonderful Arena in Verona and I loved it. It was the original Italian cast from 2001, when I (aged 5) fell in love with this show. It was a pretty great experience, I adore this score! Agree with Ali about the staging
Saw Follies this evening. It's a stunning production , much darker than the last London production , and the "Follies" of the characters come across much better . The only part I didn't understand was the introduction of two drag characters during Buddy's folly , to me it wasn't done well, served no purpose except for cheap laughs, and didn't fit well at all. But a thoroughly enjoyable and memorable production all the same .
Perhaps the introduction of the two drag characters into Buddy's Blues was prompted by the same reason for making the photographer in 'Flash, Bang, Wallop' in 'Half a Sixpence' ridiculously camp with absolutely no dramatic justification except to get a very cheap laugh. I too would like to know why the two women in Buddy's Blues were played by men in drag. Can anybody explain?