Friday 25 July 2003 10.17pm
I was the lucky winner of the SE1 competition for tickets for two to the RSC at the Old Vic. We went last night to see Merry Wives, which had the audience rolling in the aisles. I'll be paying real money to see Coriolanus, which has deservedly had rave reviews.
Sadly, as the news story below tells, Londoners and tourists haven't been flocking in the numbers these great performances deserve. I'd encourage anyone living/working in SE1 to catch either play before 2nd August.
RSC details and quotes from reviews for the two plays are at:
"Heat spells end for two RSC shows
Wednesday July 16, 2003
It might have been Greg Hick's chest that did it: slick and steaming with hot red blood, in eyeball-searing closeup on every poster for the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Coriolanus.
As temperatures soared, bookings slumped. Yesterday with the capital sweltering in the heatwave, the RSC announced that its two shows at the Old Vic, Coriolanus and The Merry Wives of Windsor, will close on August 2, three weeks early. "
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