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Re: Darker Shores - Alternative Christmas Show

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:59 pm
by jrt patch
thanks for the report! looking forward to seeing you all in Jan.

Re: Darker Shores - Alternative Christmas Show

Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:45 am
by chatterbox
Blimey kath, I thought I was quite early, popping on here to post the link, only to find that you have already done it :lol: Thanks :D

Re: Darker Shores - Alternative Christmas Show

Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:49 pm
by tutt-sweet
A very fair review I think.

Not sure quite what I was expecting, but personally I didn't think it was scary enough -perhaps because it also seemed a tad too long...but maybe I'm just an old cynic?! :roll:

Julian is captivating as Beauregard :swoon: &, as Kim has said, you would never have guessed that Tom Goodman-Hill had stepped in at the last moment. Vinette Robinson & Pamela Miles also gave very good support.

I'm going again before Christmas, so maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised at any alterations that will inevitably have been made since the first showing.

:lv:

Re: Darker Shores - Alternative Christmas Show

Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:51 pm
by Tineke
I arrived from London yesterday evening and I've seen Darker shores last Saturday. I also had tickets for Thursday, but we all know what happened there...I really liked the play and I also liked Julian's American accent :D The part suits Julian quite well. And Tom Goodman-Hill must have an excellent memory (and probably had not so much sleep), because you really couldn't tell he had to learn his lines in such a short time. Hmmm... I have the urge to buy tickets for a second night. How annoying that flight & hotel are not included in the ticket price! :wink: And look who I met afterwards:

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n217/tinekehoppinga/jrt_and_me.jpg

Re: Darker Shores - Alternative Christmas Show

Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:04 pm
by tutt-sweet
:gp: Lucky you Tineke! Rather like the whiskers - did they tickle?! :inno:

Doudbtless there will be a few similar pics over the next month or so too![hopefully]

:lv:

Re: Darker Shores - Alternative Christmas Show

Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:19 pm
by chatterbox
A lovely picture Tineke...

Thanks for the links to more reviews Kath - they all look pretty good actually... :D 8)

Keep them coming - your own reviews as well as the formal ones!!

Re: Darker Shores - Alternative Christmas Show

Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:04 pm
by ducatilady
That is a lovely picture Tineke, and it's nice to see that the reviews are good on the whole.

Re: Darker Shores - Alternative Christmas Show

Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:49 pm
by chatterbox
This is my favourite picture so far...

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(from here: http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/theatre/r ... -enough.do )

Re: Darker Shores - Alternative Christmas Show

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:20 am
by tutt-sweet
Mine too Kim!! :swoon:
:lv:

Re: Darker Shores - Alternative Christmas Show

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:25 am
by tutt-sweet
Think the Financial Times one is the most accurate..... in my opinion.
:lv:

Re: Darker Shores - Alternative Christmas Show

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:05 am
by chatterbox
What would we do without you Kath? :clap:

(And I've nicked the photo for my own avatar before anyone else does!)

Re: Darker Shores - Alternative Christmas Show

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:30 am
by jrt patch
well you've all been busy!!

Re: Darker Shores - Alternative Christmas Show

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 12:48 am
by chatterbox
Went again tonight, and they've knocked 15 mins off the second half compared to the first preview!! One of the special effects was excellent tonight - maybe because we were sitting in the stalls... 8)

Celeb spotting tonight ... Samuel West

Re: Darker Shores - Alternative Christmas Show

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:05 am
by tutt-sweet
Think stalls are always better...more atmospheric etc. Were you scared out of your wits?! :shock:

Will see if I can 'trump' your Sam West when I go!! :wink:

Did you get to chat?

:lv:

Re: Darker Shores - Alternative Christmas Show

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:11 pm
by Tineke
I think this link was posted before, but I can't remember if it had that picture at that time. I noticed the link from the previous post didn't work anymore and I hadn't saved the piccie on my harddrive yet so I assumed it not showed before :wink:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2009/dec/08/darker-shores-review
I'm not sure I'm right though! Maybe I just forgot to save it.... Then ignore the post :mrgreen:

Re: Darker Shores - Alternative Christmas Show

Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:02 am
by chatterbox
Thanks for that Tineke... and I don't remember that picture from before either! Well spotted :clap:

Re: Darker Shores - Alternative Christmas Show

Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:44 am
by grenniespex
Hi Everyone,

Haven't been here in a while!

Just wanted to post that I went to see Darker Shores tonight. Loved it! Much better than the reviews suggest! And I also had the pleasure of meeting Julian afterwards. First time I have ever done any kind of "hanging about after a show to meet the cast " thing. I did it because I wanted him to sign a card for my friend who is getting married on Saturday.

He was incredibly polite and brilliant to chat to. Really genuinely seemed SO NICE and approachable. I'm gushing now but he really was lovely. There weren't many people hanging about so it was great to just chat to him. Can't get over how sweet he was, I really can't.

Yay! So happy!

:D :clap:

Re: Darker Shores - Alternative Christmas Show

Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 8:45 am
by chatterbox
I'm so glad you enjoyed it, and had an opportunity to chat to Julian.

I agree that the reviews probably didn't do the later versions of it justice - certainly on the second time I saw it there was much more of a buzz about it... I'm looking forward to the next one now :D

Re: Darker Shores - Alternative Christmas Show

Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:14 am
by chatterbox
Links to all reviews have now been neatly bundled up on the Articles page here: http://www.julianrhind-tutt.co.uk/projects.html

Edit : oops, brain obviously addled by looking at all of those lovely photos... I mean here...http://www.julianrhind-tutt.co.uk/articles.html

Re: Darker Shores - Alternative Christmas Show

Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:48 am
by grenniespex
My lovely photo of Julian holding my friend's wedding card from last night!

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Yay!

:clap:

PS. He wrote "PROOF!" on the envelope of the card coz I said I needed proof for her that he had written the card and I hadn't just written it myself! But the flash photo blanked out the lettering. Oh well!