• October 13, 2013 · 12:45 PM
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Only RSVP if you are genuinely interested in attending as no shows and late drop outs will be recorded. Please read the details below so you know what to expect (and what is expected of you).

A suggestion from Simon, let's watch the National Theatre production of Shakespeare's Othello.

Date: Sunday 16 October 2013

Time: Meet by 12.45pm for the 1.00pm session. I will be waiting at the ground floor at the stairs/escalators to the cinema. It is highly recommended that you purchase your ticket online as half the tickets have already been sold (and it's a small cinema). See link here


FYI - The ticket booth is next to the book shop on the ground floor. As per Simon's advice, the cinema does not accept credit or debit cards, they are cash only. The ATM next to the box office is a Westpac one so if you are with another bank, you will be charged $2 to use it.

A note to our new members: We buy our tickets individually at the desk (or online if you wish). We're in Cinema 1 and there is reserve seating. My seat is K5. We may not be able to all sit together and usually end up in clusters.

Pre Film Discussion: Let's have bunch at 11.30am at Cafe Lua (at 169 Elgin St, Carlton). Check out the menu at http://www.cafelua.com/ The food is yummy, reasonably priced and they have vegetarian and gluten free options. The only down side is that they don't take reservations so we will  need to wait a little while, but it will be worth it. If you are not able/willing to wait, it's best to say no to brunch rather than complain.

Remember to bring cash (a range of $5s, $10s, $20s) because Cafe Lua don't split bills.

I've recently noticed that people say yes to bunch/lunch and then change their mind on the day, or they said no/don't respond and end up coming. Most of you do the right thing, but it's a challenge when venues are small (which Cafe Lua is) so please respect the group.

If you don't answer the brunch question when you RSVP, I'll assume you won't be joining us. "Maybe" will also be considered a "no".

Could you please update your rsvp if you don’t intend to come. Last minute drop outs on Saturday night and Sunday morning, and not showing up is not very nice, so please be considerate (I keep a list of offenders!). 

You are most welcome to join us for the film only, but please let me know.

Duration:3 hours, 46 minutes (includes intermission)

Rating: Not rated

Synopsis: "The National Theatre presents a major new production of William Shakespeare’s celebrated play about the destructive power of jealousy. Olivier Award-winning actor Adrian Lester (Henry V at the National Theatre, BBC’s Hustle) takes the title role. Playing opposite him as the duplicitous Iago is fellow Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear (The Last of the Haussmans, James Bond: Skyfall), who is reunited with director Nicholas Hytner (Timon of Athens, One Man, Two Guvnors) following their acclaimed collaboration on the National Theatre’s recent production of Hamlet.

Othello, newly married to Desdemona who is half his age, is appointed leader of a military operation to defend Cyprus from the Turks. Iago, his ensign, passed over for promotion in favour of young Cassio, persuades Othello that Cassio and Desdemona are having an affair."

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  • Karen

    I'm always in awe of actors who perform live theatre, and Shakespeare is a pretty tough gig! I enjoyed Othello, and was particularly engrossed during the second half of the play. Many thanks to members who attended, see you next time :)

    October 13, 2013

  • Simon

    An excellent performance of a classic play. Was impressed with Rory Kinnear's performance and the modernisation seemed to fit reasonably well, too.

    1 · October 13, 2013

  • Denis M.

    Riveting performances in a modern context that worked and gave easy access to the sense of the drama ( if you don't worry to much about the wife on the military base in a war zone). Good to see what I assume is a full script performance since there were some dialogue that I don't remember from previous productions (mainly film since it is difficult getting an "Othello" in Australia). Looking forward to Macbeth with Branagh. And hopefully we will not have the talkers this time.

    1 · October 13, 2013

  • Karen

    For brunchers, I've got a table for 4 inside which is nice and warm!

    October 13, 2013

  • Leah

    Oh no, I'll have to miss this again. :( Hope to join soon. Enjoy the movie!

    October 8, 2013

  • Tess

    Sorry, I've got something else booked already for Sunday. Enjoy. I'll see you next time. Cheers Tess

    October 8, 2013

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