Sunday, October 12, 2008

Back at the ranch

Am back home, via fabulous weekend in London. Proper reviews to follow in due course, but in short, saw "Waste" at the Almeida Theatre on Friday, then saw "Ivanov" at Wyndham's on Saturday, part of the Donmar in the West End season. A review some years ago, when Michael Grandage directed Kenneth Branagh at the Crucible in Sheffield in Richard III, said something like "if you want to see Shakespeare done properly, go to Sheffield" - well, if you want to see classic theatre done properly, go and see anything that Michael Grandage directs. He's a theatrical genius, and in combination with Kenneth Branagh, is unbeatable.

Ivanov last night was moving, funny, tragic, and totally absorbing. Wonderful, marvellous theatre and I want to go again.
And here's KB at a post-play Q+A for a small group of us. Top bloke.


Anonymous annabelle said...

From one wandering minstral to another..."Hello the house"! Just returned from Ireland while you were in Banff. We probably crossed paths in Heathrow! Smashing you meeting KB. He's a lovely actor. Want to hear more. You owe me chapters girl!!! Will write soon.

3:25 am  
Blogger Stacie said...

London and theatre so much more interesting that Minneapolis-St. Paul and driving all over town!

6:43 pm  

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