Menier Chocolate Factory

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Samuel Sunday 4 December 2005 12.36pm
What a wonderful thing it is.

With this and the newly opened Unicorn, SE1 is alive with terrific theatre spaces -- and terrific theatre.

No connection to either.
Ivanhoe Monday 5 December 2005 8.52am
Have you been to the Menier recently? I'd be interesetd to hear a review of what's on at the moment.

...if you press it, they will come.
markandjoan Monday 5 December 2005 9.11am
For those who haven't heard what's on here...
http://www.menierchocolatefactory.com/nb_sunday_park.htm

Most reviews seem to be fantastic (just the Telegraph less impressed, included for the sake of objectivity)

Evening Standard
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/theatre/articles/21057503?source=Evening%20Standard

Observer
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/review/story/0,6903,1657097,00.html

Times
http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,14936-1897868,00.html

Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2005/12/02/btsunday02.xml

No connection etc, but I've seen all these reviews in the last week or so and each one makes me more keen to go and ses it (and I managed to ignore the Telegraph, as it was clearly outvoted) - as it's based on one of our favourite paintings, we'll certainly be going along in the New Year...



Mark
Ivanhoe Monday 5 December 2005 10.40am
I've just booked tickets for later this month.

...if you press it, they will come.
jackie rokotnitz Monday 5 December 2005 10.57am
Saw this years ago and found it one of the dullest evenings I've ever spent...
Samuel Monday 5 December 2005 1.12pm
Ivanhoe Wrote:
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> Have you been to the Menier recently? I'd be
> interesetd to hear a review of what's on at the
> moment.
>
> ...if you press it, they will come.

Yes, I saw SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE at the matinee on Saturday. I love the piece (well, Act I, at least) and I can recommend this production, which, for an Off-West End-type theatre is extremely well cast, directed and designed. It's a sophisticated production. The Chocolate Factory was heaving: it's a wonderful venue.

Good to see you've booked, I'm sure it will sell out after Five Star reviews in The Times and Sunday Times.
Samuel Monday 5 December 2005 1.13pm
jackie rokotnitz Wrote:
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> Saw this years ago and found it one of the dullest
> evenings I've ever spent...


'Tis not for everyone, to be sure.
Lang Rabbie Monday 5 December 2005 6.38pm
jackie rokotnitz Wrote:
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> Saw this years ago and found it one of the dullest
> evenings I've ever spent...

Understandable if it was the (in)famous Stephen Pimlott production at the National Theatre. Was it really as long ago as 1990? That was visually ravishing (although the set allegedly nearly killed several cast members as it flew in) , Maria Friedman was brilliant as Dot , but there was absolutely no sense of drama, because of Pimlott's deluded notion to treat it like opera rather than a series of musical numbers.

I don't think this production makes the same mistake.

maurits Monday 5 December 2005 10.16pm
I am going to see this on 16 December, but have heard many very positive remarks of people that saw it. I saw Daniel Evans in Grand Hotel in the Donmar earlier this year and he was staggering. Not to mention my here, Sondheim, of course.
mickyBoy_se1 Monday 12 December 2005 3.37pm
Haven't been to the theatre there, but the food in the restaurant is fantastic. (No connection either!)
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