#ASKALFRESCO – THEATRES
Hello Sarah-Lou. I’m a big fan of Alfresco, and I followed Alfresco Facebook page long time ago. I saw you go to watch “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” last week. Could you tell me more about it? Do you like it? Is there any other play that you are interested in? Have a good week. Kind regards Ben ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hi Ben, Thank you very much for following our Facebook page. I am so happy you like it! I did go to watch Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead when it first came out. That was fantastic. I love it so much. What astonished me was I even met Tom Stoppard and had a short conversation with him! To be honest, I am a fan of Daniel Radcliffe. I will tell you more about this play and recommend another one to you. The information and details of these two plays are attached below. Hope you could find it helpful. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead Half a century after its premiere on The Old Vic stage, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, the play that made a young Tom Stoppard’s name overnight, returns to The Old Vic in its 50th anniversary celebratory production directed by David Leveaux. Against the backdrop of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, this mind-bending situation comedy sees two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz (Daniel Radcliffe) and Guildenstern (Joshua McGuire), take centre stage with David Haig as The Player. Increasingly out of their depth, the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of this iconic drama. In a literary hall of mirrors, Stoppard’s brilliantly funny, existential labyrinth sees us witness the ultimate identity crisis. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead is funny, thought provoking and enjoyable. All 3 main actors are remarkably good. Daniel and McGuire do a stellar job of portraying Stoppard's balance between humour and his exploration of human transience. David is excellent, and his role as resident deviant is also seedy and well played. I enjoyed it very much. This is a very good production of an excellent play with simple direction in a beautiful theatre. It is definitely worth a look.
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|Venue name:||Old Vic|
|Address:||103 The Cut Waterloo Rd London SE1 8NB|
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Another play that I am very interested in is “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”. The following is the overview and introduction of it. I will definitely go have a watch when I get time. James Macdonald directs a new production of multi Tony and Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Edward Albee’s landmark play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Starring Olivier and Bafta award-winning actress Imelda Staunton (Gypsy, Sweeney Todd, Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance); Olivier award-winner Conleth Hill (Game Of Thrones, Stones In His Pockets, The Producers); Olivier award-winner Luke Treadaway (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Fortitude, The Hollow Crown) and Imogen Poots, in her West End debut (A Long Way Down, Jane Eyre and Me And Orson Wells). In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor Nick and his wife Honey to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling.
|Venue name:||Harold Pinter Theatre|
|Address:||6 Panton Street London SW1Y 4DN|
|Price:||£15-£90. Runs 3hr|
Hope you could find interests in it. Please feel free to share your ideas with me. I would love to hear from you. Have a nice day. xx Sarah-Lou