Tristan and Yseult

Started by Leighton, Jun 23, 2017, 02:42 pm

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Leighton

Has anyone seen Kneehigh's T&Y?  Took my Year 10s to see it at The Globe yesterday and it was universally adored by us all.  Such vibrant, passionate, moving storytelling.  So silly and so sophisticated.
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MartinG

It's on at Theatr Clwyd next week. Been looking forward to it. I confess I've been among the grumblers about Emma Rice's off-the-wall Globe seasons. She's a brilliant, imaginative maverick director, and I love Shakespeare being prodded and challenged and turned inside out anywhere from West Yorkshire to Bristol to the National and even the RSC - but the Globe.....?? 😯😐😕😞 T&Y looks fab though 😊
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Leighton

It is fab! 

Re: Emma Rice, I'm all for The Globe breaking out of being a dusty museum once in a while, but I agree that a permanent turn away from the original practices isn't right either.  But the way she was treated was appalling. 

But I do find those sodding pillars an absolute pain.  I don't care that much about the original stage when it causes masses of sight issues when I just want to watch the play.

Let me know your thoughts, we loved every second.
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Diane

I saw Trisan and Yseult 4 years at Bristol Old Vic, which was a great venue for it.  Already at that time I had the sense that many people in the audience were there for repeat visits; they were very ready for the audience participation bits!  Soon afterward the production came to Chicago as part of a series of international companies visiting the Chicago Shakespeare Theater  (beautiful venue that produces a fair bit of Sondheim).

Anyway, you'd have to be a dried up stick not to enjoy the Kneehigh T&Y.  Playful, acrobatic, inventive, musical, never a dull moment.

MartinG

Booked for tomorrow night 😀
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Leighton

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MartinG

 😀😮😢Fantastic show! Wonderfully inventive, touching and witty. Music was a delight and technically spectacular. So lucky to have it virtually on our doorstep. Even Angela enjoyed it, which is pretty rare these days.😊❤💙💚💜
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Vera Charles

Quote from: MartinG on Jun 28, 2017, 02:48 pm😀😮😢Fantastic show! Wonderfully inventive, touching and witty. Music was a delight and technically spectacular. So lucky to have it virtually on our doorstep. Even Angela enjoyed it, which is pretty rare these days.😊❤💙💚💜
I think it's coming back to the Bristol Old Vic. Your response encourages me to make an effort to book.

MartinG

You'd be a numpty not to 😊
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Leighton

Always thrilled not to be in the minority :)
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Vera Charles

Quote from: MartinG on Jun 28, 2017, 03:15 pmYou'd be a numpty not to 😊

Well, I was a numpty and left it too late to book - all sold out by the time I got round to it!