Lyttelton Theatre, National
(10mins) Follow signs for exits to the South Bank. This should lead you to an underground pedestrian passage called ‘Sutton Walk’ that emerges at the South Bank. Turn right and walk along the river Thames until you see the National Theat
|Booking From:||Friday, 30th November 2012|
|Booking Until:||Sunday, 9th December 2012|
|Matinees:||Thursday and Saturday 2.15pm and Sunday 3pm|
|Evenings:||Monday to Saturday 7.30pm|
|Running Time:||2 hours 35 minutes|
It is considered a "difficult" and "challenging" play but this production really makes it work. Of course Fiona Shaw carries it - she is superb. But ultimately it is very moving, stimulating, and yes, challenging. The preview ground to a technical halt the night I saw it and they came, we were told, "that close" to stopping the whole show, but after a lot of banging and hammering they made it work again - and I would say practically everybody in the audience waited that long 25 minutes for the final scenes. Very fine - just what the NT should be doing.
I thought that the performance was oustanding. All the actors gave their best. The plot about art, politics, sex, women's rights and above all power was presented in a fantastic stage setup. Much food for thought and a night not to be forgotten
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