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I recently came back from London and got to see some live theatre and realized how much I missed it. This is one being broadcast at the Buitenhof. It got rave reviews and has only three actors. Here's a description from "Go London:" What an audacious undertaking: to examine the last 150 years of Western capitalism through the fate of little more than three generations of a single family and the company it founds — and then to have all the characters played by only three actors. This is, of course, not any old family firm, but the investment bank whose calamitous collapse in 2008 precipitated the worldwide financial crisis. Sam Mendes’s triumphant production opened at the National Theatre last summer. He has created the clearest of through-lines across the three parts of the evening, by anchoring everything in the deeds and words of Lehman Brothers’ founding trio of German immigrant brothers. They are “always right” Henry (Simon Russell Beale), hot-headed Emanuel (Ben Miles) and peacemaker Mayer (Adam Godley). The skill of Mendes and Power is that they continually allow us to be in two places at once. We are both on the eve of Lehman’s 2008 collapse — the set, a transparent revolving cuboid of a modern office, is scattered with those cardboard boxes so familiar from news reports — and somewhere back in history, first in the brothers’ humble fabric store in Alabama where this global empire was born. It’s hypnotic, mesmerising, and, occasionally, overwhelming. Got Row 7, Seat 8. Meet in front bar area for drinks around 19:30, play starts at 20.00. Piccadilly Theatre says it lasts for 3 hours 20 min including two intermissions. Pathe says ends at 00:15. . . so not sure exactly when. See you at the theatre!
The openair in the nutshuis is starting with 3 short films ( in durch, English subtitles) . The films are shown in the garden of the nutshuis, very nice , cost atmosphere for a summer evening. The openair film evenings are usually sold out , thus please do buy your ticket in advance. We could have dinner and drinks for 18 euro in the garden café before the film start (20:00). The films start at 22:00. Looking forward to seeing you. Those who will not have dinner will meet at the table of those who have dinner - I will post a message where we sit so that you can find us. We will go together to the chairs at around 21:45. please bring a blanket, warm jacket as it is open-air and possibly chilly when it gets dark. The short films are selected, best short films... NOTHING TO DECLARE, UNITÉ, THE ATOMIC SOLDIERS. See here: https://nutshuis.nl/events/open-air-cinema-27-juli/
Another theatre broadcast, this time a musical. Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is a British musical and is the inspirational story of Jamie New, a 16-year old schoolboy from Sheffield who decides he wants to go to his school prom in a dress. The story takes inspiration from the BBC Three documentary Jamie: Drag Queen at 16, which followed the true story of Jamie Campbell. With an infectious original score from Gillespie Sells, which includes instant classics such as “And You Don't Even Know It”, “He's My Boy” and “The Wall In My Head”, the story explores Jamie’s relationship with the kids at school, his mother, and himself. https://www.everybodystalkingaboutjamie.co.uk/ I've got a seat at row 5, seat 8. Join me for drinks at 19:30 in the theatre front lobby bar. Play starts at 20:00.