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Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 4:07 pm
by a1tiptop
Equus...

What can I say? It was... not good, but not too bad. It was too long. The cast seemed stilted and ill at ease. Richard Griffiths was just... boring. I didn't CARE about any of the characters.

OK, so Daniel Radcliffe was okay (yes, yes, naked... yes... let's move on) and the set design was really, really amazing. Really amazing. The horses were particularly brilliant and there's a wonderful light effect they do on DR to make it look like he's bleeding. Really fantastic.

But I do honestly think the script seems weak and crude. What are they actually trying to say? Has anyone seen any of the other adaptations of it?

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 8:10 pm
by Son of Tubbs returns!
I need to find someone double quick to come and see Treats with me!

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 8:15 pm
by Laura Folds Five
Are there actually horses on stage?...

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 12:25 am
by a1tiptop
Laura Folds Five wrote:Are there actually horses on stage?...
No. Just rather fit blokes with weird silver cage masks on, brown skin tight body suits and these kind of clever silver hooves. It's very effective.

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 11:29 am
by Beast
I've heard it's got great reviews!

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 11:32 am
by MrsBeasley
Beast wrote:I've heard it's got great reviews!
Yes it did, it was all over GMTV & the news & papers yesterday.

Didn't hear a bad thing about it in the media!
(but most of them were talking about Harry Potter nekkid)

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 12:08 pm
by a1tiptop
Well exactly - that's the problem! My expectations were perhaps too high. I was expecting it to be brilliant.

It was merely average.

I wouldn't actually recommend anyone to see it. It's not an incredibly bad play, but it is *not* a great play. and you pay a lot of money to see it.

Go see Love Song instead. That's a brilliant play. And MUCH cheaper.

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 3:48 pm
by ratgirl
Did they actually alter the script, then? (yes, I know you haven't read the play, but now you've seen the film you can compare the two, right?) Cos I love the play, and really wanted to go and see it because of that. If you thought it was the actors being rubbish then I may well not bother. But if a lot of your problem was to do with not liking the script and the play itself, then I probably will cos I love it. If that makes sense...!

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 5:51 pm
by a1tiptop
Now, weirdly the film is VERY long and the script is exactly like the play, but it's SOOOO much better. Richard Burton makes such a better Martin Dysart. See the film! It knocks the socks of the sucky Daniel Radcliffe version.

Interesting factoid:
In the film, Alan Strang is played by Peter Firth and the young stable girl is played by Jenny Agatur.

Who both later starred in Spooks....

And Jenny plays the magistrate character in the DR version of Equus!

What a small world!

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:26 pm
by ratgirl
a1tiptop wrote: And Jenny plays the magistrate character in the DR version of Equus!
Well, that's why they got her in, because of the film connection. The Spooks stuff is just, well... spooky? :D

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 9:09 pm
by Not Quite Local
Yesterday I went to see Avenue Q with my friends. It was absolutely brilliant. For those who don't know, its about a road (Avenue Q) where puppets and humans live. It's a bit like sesame street, except rude. Its extremely funny, they sing songs like "It sucks to be me", "Everyone's a little bit racist" and "If you were gay" (Which my friends insist on singing to me the whole time....... yeah, okay, it was funny the first time, now get over it... :lol:)
Anyway, I think everyone should see this, purely for the puppet sex thing, which is probably the funniest, maddest thing I have ever seen :lol:

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 9:12 pm
by Son of Tubbs returns!
Puppets having sex!!! *Resists urge to make jokes about 'wood'*! :lol:

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 9:13 pm
by Not Quite Local
Unfortunately, they were muppet sort of puppets, so you're joke doesn't really work I'm afraid :lol:

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 4:29 pm
by ratgirl
I really do want to see this, actually. I've been intrigued ever since the posters appeared on the tube. Will keep an eye out for cheap tickets... ;)

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 5:40 pm
by a1tiptop
I've wanted to see it since seeing the posters outside the Theatre on my last trip to Lundun. Please count me in on cheap tickets!! :D :D