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24 February 2014 @ 02:00 pm
Our Big SLC Weekend - now for T Hiddy  
So the main reason for our trip was to see T Hiddy, errr.. Tom Hiddleston, in Coriolanus. Which did happen, between all the eating and stuff :D

Friday night, we went to the Utah Symphony to see Natalie MacMaster perform. She was wonderful! And seven months pregnant, but she still danced around with her fiddle! It was a terrific performance. Saturday, the screening for Coriolanus started at 12:15, and Nin had out the walking direction via Google into her phone, and we couldn't find the theater!! I knew it was sold out, and really didn't want to be stuck in the front row because we were late. I brought up my ticket confirmation on my phone, and read the address, and turned out she'd entered 11 Broadway, not 111 [whew] So we arrive with plenty of time, get seats, and of course, tweeted. I'm pretty sure the majority of the audience were there to see Tom. The play started, and you could tell from the quiet that the audience was drawn in. The interval interview with the director had some amusing moments, where she admitted that Tom 'was passing sexy' Our audience busted up laughing at that. We really enjoyed the play. Great cast all around, and I loved the staging, and how they used lighting. It's amazing that we're able to see live theatre all the way from London in our own backyard. So glad we decided to make the trip! And thanks to the University of Utah, Tanner Humanities Centre, for making it possible.

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I_llbedammned: lovei_llbedammned on February 25th, 2014 10:04 pm (UTC)
I am glad you had fun. You are so lucky you got to see those two amazing performances!
Becca: Tom's Henry V in Leather by beccadgbeccadg on February 26th, 2014 03:55 am (UTC)
We really enjoyed the play. Great cast all around, and I loved the staging, and how they used lighting.

Glad you really enjoyed the play! I enjoyed it once I could get into it, but something about the venue and-or the staging had me feeling claustrophobic at first. I mean I was fine seeing the MacBeth with Kenneth Branagh the NTL originally broadcast from Manchester last year, and the Frankenstein they originally broadcast from the National Theater's Olivier Theater (I think) in 2011. Coriolanus in the Donmar though... I know the theater is only 251-seat to begin with so it could just be that, but I think painting out the square might have contributed to it to. Whatever it was, I did get past it as I got into the play. It just was a challenge at first to stay focused on what the actors were doing rather than where the actors were doing it.