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Mine's a Pinter!

Discussion in 'Arts & Culture' started by the bearded lady, May 5, 2012.

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  1. the bearded lady

    the bearded lady Active Member

    Don't know why I'm sticking this here, all you lot seem to be interested in is shit TV; arts and culture me hole!

    any road, I was at those recent 4 x Pinter short plays in Pearse House, all of them about torture, and I thought they were the best thing I've been at in the last 12 months or so. Really fucking winded you. I even brought along a little man from Thumped with me for a date and we both had to change our jocks afterwards, and that was before we got to our Hostel room.

    it really was powerful and moving, just what you want from a night out, or indeed, a laxative.

    did anyone else witness and enjoy/detest?

  2. washingcattle

    washingcattle Well-Known Member Contributor

    Is the run over? because I'd have really liked to see this. and if it is over then nice gloating there beardo.
  3. Hector Grey

    Hector Grey Well-Known Member Contributor

    What is this? 2002?
  4. the bearded lady

    the bearded lady Active Member


    sorry if it does sound a bit gloaty, wasn't meant to. I was just trying to see what people thought of it if they'd been too. But also, I was trying to get some kind of discussion going that was actually Arts and Culture related but that wasn't about some fucking TV series that I've never seen nor have any wish to see, or about film trailers for shit films, or book club rants. I don't get to check Thumped too often but whenever I look in on this part of the Forum it does mainly seem to be about those couple of things. I mean, poor ol' Louis Le Brocquy's death didn't even get a mention as of my checking about two days ago, either on this section or on the Dead People thread, yet some cunt who changed a guitar string for The Angry Samoans ONCE is mourned like a lost loved one.

    Brother Louis, Louis,Louis,
    I love you, man.
    (It's how he would've wanted to be remembered.)
  5. pete

    pete chronic procrastinator Staff Member

    Harsh but fair.
  6. Bernie Lomax

    Bernie Lomax Well-Known Member

    lighten up, Professor Buzzkill. sheesh!
  7. the bearded lady

    the bearded lady Active Member

    s'not meant to be harsh. not really. was more just to see would people write about exhibitions/plays/readings/talks etc. they've been too and not just TV and shit films they'd watched. Also, radio shows, documentaries, plays etc. they've listened too.
    Broaden the scope of what this here part of the forum is meant to be about. I'm sure TV Quick have a forum too.
  8. Cornu Ammonis

    Cornu Ammonis Well-Known Member

    I would talk about this if I had known it was on.
  9. pete

    pete chronic procrastinator Staff Member

    Wellll the last play I saw was Pygmalion in the gate many years ago, and those tickets were a present.... Actually that's the only play i've ever been to.
  10. pete

    pete chronic procrastinator Staff Member

    Unless musicals count?
  11. Shaney

    Shaney Well-Known Member Supporter

    the only thing worse than a play is a musical
  12. the bearded lady

    the bearded lady Active Member

    of course they count! not that i'm much of a fan.

    but i'm not just talking about this particular Pinter thing or indeed just plays as one art-form to be considered, but anything that's going on, especially if it's still currently showing (again, sorry for posting about Pinter having gone to the last night) so that rims like me can perhaps use it as a way of becoming aware of something that's on, and also as a way of informing our opinions if we happen to trust the person posting.

    but at least it'll be an objective view and not just some P.R. bollox.
  13. pete

    pete chronic procrastinator Staff Member

    I thought Miss Saigon would never fucking end.
  14. the bearded lady

    the bearded lady Active Member

    good fuck! who is bringing you to these things?!!
    we need to go on a play-date. with only "mild" sex at the end, ok?
    ok.
  15. pete

    pete chronic procrastinator Staff Member

    You're married. You know how it goes.

    Mama Mia, that was another one. Made the trip to London to see it, too. Sigh.
  16. Hector Grey

    Hector Grey Well-Known Member Contributor

    Jesus, Peter. Keep that shit in house.
  17. pete

    pete chronic procrastinator Staff Member

    Well IN FAIRNESS I did drag her to two wrestlemanias, so...
  18. the bearded lady

    the bearded lady Active Member

    EXACTLY. and that's why i normally go on my own.
    *"Agamemnon, dear?"
    "Eh, fuck off."


    *That was really good actually.
  19. Cornu Ammonis

    Cornu Ammonis Well-Known Member

    I went to My Cousin Rachel on Monday night and would highly recommend that for anyone who feels the theatre is boring or unengaging. Excellent adaptation and performances.
  20. dudley

    dudley Well-Known Member Staff Member Contributor

    went to the grand canal theatre last weekend to see The MMRR*.

    A more subtle and devestating deconsruction of post war, post eu really, relationships I've not yet seen. It plumbed the darkest depths and scaled the highest heights. I was a wreck by the end.
    And when Donald Duck did his big Kaboom...my word.











    *Mickey Mouse's Rockin' Roadshow
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