Thursday, 26 April 2012

Theatre Reviews?

Even though I've been going to the theatre a lot over the alot six months I've never felt the need to do reviews on this blog.

We all enjoy different things and what one person loves another will hate. I don't usually read reviews until after I've seen a play anyway and usually only if the play is a bit hard to fathom and I want to see what other people thought it was about.

Over the years there have been shows I loved that got so slated by the critics that they closed early and others the critic have loved that I didn't get at all.

Thats why it is hard to recommend - what I love you may hate.

But, I will recommend something. Misterman at the National Theatre with Cillian Murphy. http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/?lid=69371

Its a one man show and he is absolutely extraordinary in it. Its 90 mins long, I still am not sure what was really happening, its manic, tragic, the set is mad, it louds and quite and Cillian Murphy gives one of the most amazing and mesmerising performances I've ever seen.

Its not on for long so if you can get into London go for it - but don't blame me if you don't like it!

2 comments:

Cynthia L. said...

Wish I could be there to see it!

I agree with you about reviews. I often like what others hate.

Shay said...

I dont read reviews much before going to shows either for the reason you mentioned.

Glad you enjoyed the show. I saw Cillian Murphy in something recently on DVD and he was brilliant !