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Theatre Loving Clarets

Post by AndrewJB » Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:45 am

On Sunday I went to see The Seven Streams of the River Ota. It was brilliant. I'm not a massive theatre-goer (my eldest is, and took me), but it outstrips anything I've seen before. It's seven hours long, so you need to bring food or consider your outside options (there's a forty-five minute interval in the middle), but as a theatre experience, it's superb.

https://nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/th ... gLnLvD_BwE

It's on a world tour, so not only London.

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Re: Theatre Loving Clarets

Post by Taffy on the wing » Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:39 am

I like the Theatre, but 7 hours worth?

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Re: Theatre Loving Clarets

Post by AndrewJB » Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:32 am

Taffy on the wing wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:39 am
I like the Theatre, but 7 hours worth?
The longest single length is about an hour and a half, but if you put it in perspective of the players, then if they can do it, so can the audience.

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Post by LS7 » Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:06 am

Hope nobody was urinating in the sinks at half time

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Re: Theatre Loving Clarets

Post by claretonthecoast1882 » Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:14 am

7 hours of Rita Ora ?

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Re: Theatre Loving Clarets

Post by KateR » Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:54 pm

like theatre but never been to anything close to 7 hours, that's a long time but interesting concept, it definitely would need to be good to keep people there.

2 X 20 minute intervals plus a couple of 5 min breaks makes a lot of sense though in addition to the 45 min break.

Glad you enjoyed
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Re: Theatre Loving Clarets

Post by Bosscat » Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:03 pm

Taking the wife to see "Pretty Woman" at the Picadilly in London in April "Coronavirus" permitting...
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Re: Theatre Loving Clarets

Post by Croydon Claret » Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:25 pm

I'm taking Mrs Croydon to the Royal Opera House at the end of April to see Swan Lake for her birthday.

Like Bosscat, I'm not convinced it will go ahead, whether that be by enforcement or just a decision not to take the risk

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Post by RMutt » Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:29 pm

I went to see The Warp at The Everyman in the eighties. I think it was twenty hours long. It was split into nights of two hours though so not too bad.

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Post by RMutt » Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:34 pm

P.S. I’m waiting for RingoMcCartney to add ‘theatre going’ to his metropolitan, bubble dwelling etc. list of names for AndrewJB.

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Post by timshorts » Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:00 pm

RMutt wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:34 pm
P.S. I’m waiting for RingoMcCartney to add ‘theatre going’ to his metropolitan, bubble dwelling etc. list of names for AndrewJB.
He only likes the plays that are advertised on the side of busses.

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Re: Theatre Loving Clarets

Post by HunterST_BFC » Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:03 pm

7 hours long!!!

Will you take my misses?


... a few times

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Re: Theatre Loving Clarets

Post by Claret32yrs » Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:09 pm

I love Les Miserables. One day day I'll see it. One day more!...

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Re: Theatre Loving Clarets

Post by Bosscat » Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:33 pm

Claret32yrs wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:09 pm
I love Les Miserables. One day day I'll see it. One day more!...
Let the people sing

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Re: Theatre Loving Clarets

Post by Funkydrummer » Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:02 pm

I'm off to see Elvis Costello on Thursday at The Palace Theatre Manchester.

Whilst not strictly theatre, I really hope that it will go ahead.

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Post by Paul Waine » Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:38 pm

I saw The Visit at NT last thurs. 3.5 hours, from 7pm. We came out discussing where it could be cut by 60 mins. NT had upgraded our seats, their way of making the audience looking fuller. The seats at NT are some of the comfiest in any London theatre.

But, none best standing on Longside watching the Clarets :D

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Post by Woodleyclaret » Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:57 pm

Just back from watching Bang Bang at Windsor Theatre a John Cleese comedy farce.Second farce this week the first one on Saturday with Jon Moss's attempt at pretending to be a referee

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Re: Theatre Loving Clarets

Post by chorleyhere » Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:11 pm

Booked to see Phantom (again) in Manchester - such a spectacle and thrilling music - back to the original production.
A must see if you haven't been along with the original 'Cats" West End production not the silly film debacle.

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Re: Theatre Loving Clarets

Post by AndrewJB » Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:50 pm

HunterST_BFC wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:03 pm
7 hours long!!!

Will you take my misses?


... a few times
Oooerr.

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Re: Theatre Loving Clarets

Post by Taffy on the wing » Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:05 pm

Croydon Claret wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:25 pm
I'm taking Mrs Croydon to the Royal Opera House at the end of April to see Swan Lake for her birthday.

Like Bosscat, I'm not convinced it will go ahead, whether that be by enforcement or just a decision not to take the risk
Take it on the chin!..........that's what Boris suggests.

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Post by Taffy on the wing » Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:05 pm

chorleyhere wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:11 pm
Booked to see Phantom (again) in Manchester - such a spectacle and thrilling music - back to the original production.
A must see if you haven't been along with the original 'Cats" West End production not the silly film debacle.
All is Dross!

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Post by Claret32yrs » Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:06 pm

Taffy on the wing wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:05 pm
Take it on the chin!..........that's what Boris suggests.
Carrie Symonds didn't take it on the chin.... :D

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Re: Theatre Loving Clarets

Post by Croydon Claret » Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:59 pm

Taffy on the wing wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:05 pm
Take it on the chin!..........that's what Boris suggests.
Well maybe. I'm not one to worry but I am type 1 diabetic so need to make the correct call, based on risk assessments at the time. Hopefully all be ok

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Re: Theatre Loving Clarets

Post by Damo » Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:21 pm

I cannot imagine anything interesting enough to spend 7 hours watching.
You must have lots of free time to fill

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Post by nil_desperandum » Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:47 pm

Damo wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:21 pm
I cannot imagine anything interesting enough to spend 7 hours watching.
You must have lots of free time to fill
Lots of people "binge watch" box sets on Netflix etc for at least 7 hours and often with very minor comfort breaks.
Edit: Apparently 361,000 people watched all nine episodes of the second season of 'Stranger Things' on the first day it was released.
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Re: Theatre Loving Clarets

Post by Bosscat » Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:49 pm

nil_desperandum wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:47 pm
Lots of people "binge watch" box sets on Netflix etc for at least 7 hours and often with very minor comfort breaks.
I will have you know sometimes when bingewatching a box set it goes on pause, as I have a major comfort break ;)
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Post by Claret32yrs » Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:53 pm

nil_desperandum wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:47 pm
Lots of people "binge watch" box sets on Netflix etc for at least 7 hours and often with very minor comfort breaks.
Edit: Apparently 361,000 people watched all nine episodes of the second season of 'Stranger Things' on the first day it was released.
Quite a regular thing in our house over winter. Spend all day watching entire series. Intermittent interludes for hanky panky, but have been known to watch an entire series in one day when it's cold, wet and windy outside.

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Re: Theatre Loving Clarets

Post by AndrewJB » Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:58 pm

Damo wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:21 pm
I cannot imagine anything interesting enough to spend 7 hours watching.
You must have lots of free time to fill
I was a little reticent when first invited - but it was broken up nicely, and the play had enough different strands to keep my interest. As others have said the seats are also very comfy there.

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Re: Theatre Loving Clarets

Post by Billyblah » Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:40 pm

Taking Mrs Blah to Blackpool Grand for a production of Educating Rita featuring Stephen Tomkinson.
Hope it's not seven hours long mindya

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Re: Theatre Loving Clarets

Post by AndrewJB » Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:26 pm

Just posting some reviews on the production. No spoilers, but it's not like anyone's going to get to see it any time soon anyway:

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2020/ ... tre-london

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2020/ ... -hiroshima

https://www.whatsonstage.com/london-the ... 51186.html

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Re: Theatre Loving Clarets

Post by CaptainKirk » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:03 pm

One man’s meat and all that Taffy.
I think Les Mis and Phantom are brilliant and judging by the way they are drawing packed houses around the world decades after appearing so do lots of other people.
What would be your recommendation for a night out, if we were allowed that is?

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