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  1. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    OOOH! That's massively exciting!

    I'm not watching tonight...it'll be the first one I've missed.
     
  2. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    https://bristololdvic.org.uk/whats-on/the-encounter


    STREAM BEGINS: 15 MAY, 7PM

    National Geographic photographer Loren McIntyre, in 1969, became lost in a remote part of the Brazilian rainforest while searching for the Mayoruna people. His encounter was to test his perception of the world, bringing the limits of human consciousness into startling focus.

    Threading scenes of his own life with details of McIntyre’s journey, Simon McBurney incorporates objects and sound effects into this solo performance to evoke the depths of the Amazon rainforest. The show’s ground-breaking binaural sound design (3D audio) by Olivier Award winner, Gareth Fry, is transmitted to the audience through headphones and plugs into the power of the imagination, questioning our perceptions of time and our own consciousness.

    Audiences must wear headphones to watch The Encounter online to experience the effect of the show's binaural recording. Any headphones will work, but playing the film out of speakers will not give the same effect. It will be available to watch on demand for a week until 22 May.

    The Encounter is a Complicité co-production with the Barbican, London, Edinburgh International Festival, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Schaubühne, Berlin, Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne and Warwick Arts Centre. The Encounter online is supported by The Space. Bristol Old Vic is a partner venue for The Encounter.

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    Spellbinding

    The Telegraph


     
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  3. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    And definitely here for this

     
  4. Ellie

    Ellie Super talented triple threat

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    Oh I saw that in 2018. It was amazing how they staged it with all the ropes.
     
  5. Gangsta Nancy Lam

    Gangsta Nancy Lam mess

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    I know lots of people who went to see this and heard nothing but good things!
     
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    Oh God I felt exactly the same! I thought it was just me. I had to stop watching after 20 minutes. I felt like I was being shouted at incessantly.
     
  7. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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  8. Ellie

    Ellie Super talented triple threat

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    I saw that one too. Great stage design but underwhelming overall.
     
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    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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  10. Ellie

    Ellie Super talented triple threat

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    Watching the Gillian Anderson A Streetcar Named Desire production from 2014 now. She’s excellent.

    So glad this was shown as it was impossible to get tickets at the time.
     
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  11. Phoenix

    Phoenix L to the OG

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    Do they keep them online or is it just a live stream?
     
  12. Gangsta Nancy Lam

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    They stay online for a week on their YouTube I believe.
     
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    jivafox Stay sexy don’t get murdered

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    Oh good, as I couldn’t see it tonight.
     
  14. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    I’m absolutely shattered, loved the first 45 minutes and then fell asleep, so I’ll catch up on catch up instead. But yes, she’s phenomenal.
     
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    I have a real fondness for Tennessee Williams, and for Streetcar especially. This had me weeping. Sort of glad I didn't see it in the theatre now, because nobody wants to be sat next to THAT.
     
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    Every award she got for that thoroughly deserved.
     
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    Gillian is incredible. She even managed to rescue the dodgy "All About Eve" too. Lily James was *horrendous* in that.
     
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    I saw Streetcar in the theatre at the time, and it was genuinely SHIT THE BED AMAZING, possibly the best live theatre I’ve ever seen on account of Gillian’s performance - the woman was POSSESSED!

    The scene where
    Blanche is lead around the theatre in a state of complete mania to the soundtrack of PJ Harvey’s To Bring You My Love really is LIFE CHANGINGLY BRILLIANT/devastating

    So happy it’s on youtube (for a week!) I never thought I’d get to see it again.
     
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  19. Phoenix

    Phoenix L to the OG

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    I watched it last night, it’s just unrelenting and 3 hours long. Vanessa Kirby as Stella was also outstanding, she broke my heart in her last scene.
     
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    Whatevar WOOF

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    I watched it yesterday and found it to be excellent
     
  21. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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    I’m looking forward to ‘This House’ this week. I saw it when it transferred to the West End.
     
  22. Phoenix

    Phoenix L to the OG

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    I had heard tales of this production, didn’t know they bothered to film it

     
  23. Ellie

    Ellie Super talented triple threat

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    I enjoyed it a lot. When I saw it both the lead actress and understudy for Big Mama were ill, so Kerry Fox was able to step in at the last minute, completely unrehearsed but with the script in hand for cues (she’d played the role in another production some years earlier). She was brilliant.
     
  24. Phoenix

    Phoenix L to the OG

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    I had read that Sienna was awful so you probably dodged a bullet.
     
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    No, Sienna was still Maggie. I thought she was very good. The only issue I had with it at the time was setting it in present day, which didn’t quite work for me.
     
  26. jivafox

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    Literally the worst (professional) performance I’ve ever seen! I thought Sienna was so atrocious I was genuinely sweating with second hand embarrassment in my seat.

    And I’d taken a friend with me who hadn’t read or seen the play before, and I’d raved about how it was one of the best plays ever. She wasn’t convinced. :D
     
  27. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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    I could not wait to leave the theatre.

    But I’m pleased all those libraries and schools will have free access to full frontal nudity.
     
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    jivafox Stay sexy don’t get murdered

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    Jack O’Connell’s cock and arse really were the only redeeming quality of the whole thing.
     
  29. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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    Is anyone looking forward to seeing Tom Hiddleston’s Coriolanus this week?
     

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