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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:21 pm    Post subject: Paul at the Globe Reply with quote

I was alerted to this by someone at an LJ community. I'm in the wrong country. Sad

http://www.londontheatre.co.uk/londontheatre/news/ju09/helen333112.htm
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been living in the wrong country for years. Would love to go, but I think it's out of the question.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for sharing the good news Smile
It's great that Paul's doing theatre work again! Very Happy
How exciting...but darn it...I live in the wrong country too! Crying or Very sad

Did you guys notice that Penny Downie (Helen) played Gertrude in Hamlet w/ David Tennant? Now she gets to work with the 8th Doctor. Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another article about the same.

Would this be the first time Paul performs in The Globe? How cool is that?
The ticket prices are very reasonable...*sigh* if only...
I sure hope ALL of his UK fans attend...and post pics, vidz, re-caps, etc. to share with the rest of us. *oh please, oh please* Smile

http://broadwayworld.com/article/Downie_McGann_Set_For_Frank_McGuinnesss_HELEN_At_Shakespeares_Globe_82823_20090616
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

again with the wrong dates Sad

If I win lotto (and win big) I would fly everyone there

edit - I've been to the Globe in 2007 - great venue though the higher up you go the smaller the seats get. If you're happy to stand tickets are 5 pounds Shocked
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How exciting that Paul is doing theater again!!

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 1:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.kasterborous.com/news.asp?ac=11&id=2544

Swapping 10 for 8
June 17, 2009
Christian Cawley

Tenth Doctor David Tennant's celebrated starring role in the RSC's production of Hamlet in 2008 saw the Doctor Who actor playing opposite Penny Downie as Gertrude - opposite Eighth Doctor Paul McGann!

Downie is playing the title role in Frank McGuinness' new production of Euripides' Helen, which begins performances at Shakespeare's Globe from August 2nd - and joining her Paul McGann plays Menelaus in the play that rewrites the established legend of Helen of Troy.

Seven years have passed since the end of the Trojan War and Menelaus, King of Sparta and husband to Helen, is making his slow and painful way home. When his ship is wrecked on the coast of Egypt he stumbles upon what seems to be his wife lingering outside the royal palace. But if this is the real Helen, who was the beautiful woman stolen by Paris, for whom all Greece took up arms? Did Troy fall for nothing? Has it all been some god’s idea of a joke?

This is of course a great chance to catch Doctor Who and Withnail and I star Paul McGann on one of the world's greatest stages, and with an official opening of August 5th running to August 23rd, you'll need to act quickly...
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.shakespeares-globe.org/theatre/annualtheatreseason/helen/

Helen

by Euripides in a new version by Frank McGuinness

World Premiere
2 - 23 August

Love and loss

Seven years have passed since the end of the Trojan War and Menelaus, King of Sparta and husband to Helen, is making his slow and painful way home. When his ship is wrecked on the coast of Egypt he stumbles upon what seems to be his wife lingering outside the royal palace. But if this is the real Helen, who was the beautiful woman stolen by Paris, for whom all Greece took up arms? Did Troy fall for nothing? Has it all been some god’s idea of a joke?

The renowned playwright Frank McGuinness (Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me) follows his acclaimed version of Oedipus at the National Theatre with a funny and sparkling treatment of Euripides’ strange, comic, fairy-tale-like romance – the Globe’s first excursion into full-scale Greek drama.

Penny Downie most recently appeared as Gertrude in Hamlet and Penelope in The Penelopiad for the RSC. Paul McGann is best known for the film Withnail and I and his theatre work includes Morning Becomes Electra (National Theatre).

Directed by Deborah Bruce
Designed by Gideon Davey
Composed by Claire van Kampen

This version of Helen is based on a literal translation by Fionnuala Murphy

Cast
Holly Atkins Chorus
Philip Cumbus Chorus
Penny Downie Helen
Jack Farthing Chorus
Diveen Henry Theonoe
James Lailey Pollux
Penny Layden Gatekeeper
Fergal McElherron Castor
Paul McGann Menelaus
Rawiri Paratene Theoclymenes
William Purefoy Chorus
Ian Redford Servant
Ukweli Roach Messenger
Tom Stuart Chorus
Graham Vick Chorus
Andrew Vincent Teucer

Perspective - platform discussion 13 August 6.00pm
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

*shakes fist* Curse you all!!! I can't afford another trip to Engrand this soon ... and my Classics geek friend is whimpering right now for not being able to go either. Sad Our poor little broken hearts ...
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm in the wrong country.

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How exciting that Paul is doing theater again!!

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Curse you all!!! I can't afford another trip to Engrand this soon


I so wish you could all be here this summer to see this. Paul hasn't appeared at The Globe before to my knowledge and this will be excellent - i'm hoping to go two or three times, the timing isn't great for me as I go on holiday on August 15th, but will get some shows in beforehand. Obviously i'll report fully on the website and will relay anything else you wish to hear on here or in Chicago.

If anyone is coming over, then let me know and maybe we could meet up.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great we not only can't see Paul we don't get to meet Michelle either
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote




http://www.globe-images.org/category/1/56/63

Does it look like Paul's starting to grow a beard for the part? I might have read somewhere (or I'm just totally hallucinating...sorry, it's late! Razz) that this is a 'modern' adaptation and therefore have modern day costume (a la Hamlet?). Paul's hair's on the short side too so maybe it's true?

Anyhow, he's handsome as always with the '3-day growth' in the promo piccies. *thud!* I mean look, even his stubble grows in perfectly! Laughing
Obviously, I can't wait to see photos of him decked out as Menelaus! Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I so wish you could all be here this summer to see this. Paul hasn't appeared at The Globe before to my knowledge and this will be excellent - i'm hoping to go two or three times, the timing isn't great for me as I go on holiday on August 15th, but will get some shows in beforehand. Obviously i'll report fully on the website and will relay anything else you wish to hear on here or in Chicago.

If anyone is coming over, then let me know and maybe we could meet up.

Yay Michelle! I'm so happy that you'll be able to watch the play! Smile
I can't wait to read a recap of your experience. Please don't leave a single detail out! Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This play would be so cool to see!! If we're lucky, maybe it will transfer to New York with the original cast. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are unwatermarked publicity photos posted on broadwayworld.com. Photo credit to Keith Pattison.




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