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The Theatre

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  • 02-03-2012 3:28pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 4,137 ✭✭✭


    The theatre I haven't been there in years and in total I only ever went twice and on both those occasions I enjoyed it. I thought I would start going to put a bit of change in my routine.

    Does anyone on AH go to the theatre, what are your experiences of it, do you enjoy it, if so why, discuss.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,118 ✭✭✭Babybuff


    I hate theatre and I hate theatre people. I'm not sure why but I do love acting, and watching real proper talented actors. Theatre is just the opposite of all that I love.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 504 ✭✭✭Pacifist Pigeon




  • Registered Users Posts: 53,262 ✭✭✭✭GavRedKing


    I've been a handful of times, most recent was in November, I'm indifferent too it, depending on the show really.

    Best look here.

    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?f=232


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,050 ✭✭✭token101


    The theatre is for nancy boys.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 34,567 ✭✭✭✭Biggins


    I do.
    The most recent one was "The plough and the stars".
    Brilliantly acted by all.
    Some muppet though keep letting his phone ring thought intense and important scenes.
    token101 wrote: »
    The theatre is for nancy boys.
    You haven't got a clue!


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,137 ✭✭✭44leto


    I seen Hugh Leonard's play "Da" been advertised, I loved that film, so I am wondering what the play would be like. That will be my first stop.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,030 ✭✭✭✭Chuck Stone


    Not that way inclined myself.

    Would rather go to an air show, maybe a car exhibition, or something with explosions and fire.
    token101 wrote: »
    The theatre is for nancy boys.

    You wouldn't be allowed in anyway because you don't wash..

    Mr. Smelly Pants.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,019 ✭✭✭Badgermonkey


    Babybuff wrote: »
    I hate theatre and I hate theatre people. I'm not sure why but I do love acting, and watching real proper talented actors. Theatre is just the opposite of all that I love.

    This makes no sense, unless if by 'theatre', you're alluding to Twink.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,050 ✭✭✭token101


    Biggins wrote: »
    You haven't got a clue!

    The Grand Canal Theatre? The Gay-ity? The Everyman?

    I stand corrected. Toffs and nancy boys.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,098 ✭✭✭MonkeyTennis


    why would you go pay to watch a bunch of self important @rsholes yakking on about sweet fa covered in makeup when you could watch reality tv?

    oh


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,118 ✭✭✭Babybuff


    This makes no sense, unless if by 'theatre', you're alluding to Twink.

    I've been to a few shows and it's mostly the crappy Irish acting that irks me, it's cringeworthy, on par with watching fair city live. I know a few theatre people and to say that they are slightly up their own holes would be a bit of an understatement. I saw the plough and the stars too when I was a kid though, Mick Lally was in it at the time and he's a legend so I retract some of my hate for theatre in respect to him.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 750 ✭✭✭Mr.Biscuits


    I go quite often.

    The main quibble of mine is how expensive it is.

    Seen DA and The Gods of Carnage in The Gate most recently - both were excellent.
    token101 wrote: »
    The theatre is for nancy boys.

    Well helloooo.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,921 ✭✭✭John Doe1


    I went with my school to the abbey theatre at 14 to see checkhov's 'the cherry orchard'. I thought it was ok but the rest of the class were bored to tears


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,068 ✭✭✭✭My name is URL


    I've been to a few plays and the like. Some of them are really good, and capture your attention a lot more than a movie does. Loads of people seem to think that it's a passtime for the posh/pretentious suit clad rich folk, which is unfortunate.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,050 ✭✭✭token101


    John Doe1 wrote: »
    I went with my school to the abbey theatre at 14 to see checkhov's 'the cherry orchard'. I thought it was ok but the rest of the class were bored to tears

    Then you were the class nancy boy


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,976 ✭✭✭Brendog


    I've been to the Theater once. Didn't like it.

    I feel kind of embarrassed for the actors when they break the 4th wall and speak to the audience or speak out to the audience. I don't know if its an immature trait but thats how I feel. Never even like the Pantomimes I went to around Christmas time in Primary school.


    Also don't like the kind of theater people who are condesending because I prefer film.

    another thing, take that scarf off, you look like a douche.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,333 ✭✭✭RichieC


    Last time I went to anything resembling theatre it was Jesus goes to guantanimo bay. The warm up act came out and slated tallaght. It was'nt legitimate theatre mind you.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,075 ✭✭✭Wattle


    Babybuff wrote: »
    I hate theatre and I hate theatre people. I'm not sure why but I do love acting, and watching real proper talented actors. Theatre is just the opposite of all that I love.

    Seriously what are you on about? Performing in front of a live audience is one of the biggest challenges an actor can face.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,921 ✭✭✭John Doe1


    token101 wrote: »
    Then you were the class nancy boy

    aye and what of it?:P


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,137 ✭✭✭44leto


    token101 wrote: »
    The theatre is for nancy boys.

    Well if that is the case I better not go:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,041 ✭✭✭Seachmall


    Many years ago I saw some production about sailors or something.

    It was funny, or at least I remember people laughing.

    Also saw The Merchant of Venice on a school trip many years ago. I was drunk and fell asleep during it. Don't like that play anyway.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,333 ✭✭✭RichieC


    Wattle wrote: »
    Seriously what are you on about? Performing in front of a live audience is one of the biggest challenges an actor can face.

    What about dodging bullets or doing backflips with their hands cuffed behind their backs?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,118 ✭✭✭Babybuff


    Wattle wrote: »
    Seriously what are you on about? Performing in front of a live audience is one of the biggest challenges an actor can face.
    Should have gone into film dude


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,118 ✭✭✭Babybuff


    btw musicals and cabaret make my hair fall out


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,075 ✭✭✭Wattle


    RichieC wrote: »
    What about dodging bullets or doing backflips with their hands cuffed behind their backs?

    They can do about 50 takes until they get it right. In theatre you only get one go.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,041 ✭✭✭Seachmall


    Wattle wrote: »
    They can do about 50 takes until they get it right. In theatre you only get one go.

    Don't they get to practice at all?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,137 ✭✭✭44leto


    I've been to a few plays and the like. Some of them are really good, and capture your attention a lot more than a movie does. Loads of people seem to think that it's a passtime for the posh/pretentious suit clad rich folk, which is unfortunate.

    That is the impression alright but that is no reason why us of the lower orders should not expand our horizons. A bit of culture doesn't do anybody any harm, the opposite I think, a bit of culture is worthwhile.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,075 ✭✭✭Wattle


    I believe both stage and screen actors rehearse yes.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,528 ✭✭✭foxyboxer


    It just reminds me of that scene in the Simpsons.
    Where the army general berates his wife during a Play.

    "And this is better than a movie...Why?!?!?!"

    I was asked to go to Wicked a couple of years ago. Oh how I wish I hadn't.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,333 ✭✭✭RichieC


    Babybuff wrote: »
    btw musicals and cabaret make my hair fall out

    Team America and south Park the movie were musicals!


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