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Не лечится --- Proudly very sick

У нас есть билеты, на "Двенадцатую ночь" со Стивеном Фраем, в шекспировском театре "Глобус" в Лондоне, на 27 сентября и на 4 октября, - в четверг и в четверг. Визы, правда, у меня пока нет.

А в следующий после этого вторник, 9 октября, на другой стороне планеты в Лос-Анджелесе на сцене появится мистер Джон Хёрт. И я хочу-хочу-хочу туда тоже попасть.

Картинка - ссылка на сайт театральной компании.

Билеты, к сожалению, на него пока не продаются - если не считать сезонных, но это значит четрые разных спектакля смотреть и лишних сто долларов платить. Кажется. Если я правильно понимаю их странную систему "абонемента".

Если удастся отловить момент и взять приличные места (в центре зала в партере, ну или любые в первых паре рядов), то я поеду. Ведь американская виза у меня есть. 150 долларов за билет, правда, судя по ценам на текущие спектакли. Очертенеть. Как минимум два представления, это уже 300. И ещё тысяча - авиабилет из Лондона в Лос-Анджелес. Ой. Зато хоть жить там за те же деньги можно в гостиничке, а не в хостеле, как в Нью-Йорке. И ещё не понятно пока, как стыковку делать. Похоже, что придётся лететь в Лондон Ерофлотом, пусть и дороже конкурентов, потому что у них рейс прямой и вылетает в Москву всего через несколько часов после прилёта той же Дельты из Лос-Анджелеса.

Или может быть тихо-мирно слетать в Лондон каким-нибудь Балтик Эйром, который с адовой стыковкой на полдня, за то на 200 долларов дешевле Ерофлота, вернуться домой, отоспаться и поехать в Лос-Анджелес уже из Москвы. Билет будет стоить столько же, но не придётся городить огород со стыковкой в Лондоне. Да и меньше денег потрачу на прожитьё, без гостиниц-то. Ещё один плюс: можно поехать не на самые первые спектакли, хорошие билеты на которые исчезают очень быстро.
Минус же - придётся брать три недели из отпуска.

*В раздумьях и пытаюсь не поддаваться нашёптываниям жабы.*

*жалобно* Зарази-и-ил театром, нехороший человек, редиска.


We got tickets for the Twelfth Night in Shakespearean Globe theatre, with Stephen Fry. For September 27 and October 4, on Thursday and on Thursday. I have not applied for the visa though yet.

And Tuesday next, on October the 9th, a John Hurt plays debuts in Los Angeles, at the other side of the globe. (Above picture is also a link to the theatre company's site.)

Unfortunately, the tickets are not on sale yet, if you don't count season tickets, but why pay and extra hundred bucks for four plays three of which you do not need? If I understood their strange system right, of course.

I am... going there too, provided I get good places (center orchestra, or any at all in the two front rows of orchestra). At least I have the U.S. visa already. $150 a ticket if the currently playing productions are any indication. They are nuts. Two performances at least, $300. And $1000 for the plane tickets from London to Los Angeles. Oh, my. Well, at least there, you can stay at a hotel at the same price as hostels are in New York. The problem will be connecting return flights in London. Looks like I need to fly Aeroflot; again, to London, even though it is more expensive than other companies its is a nonstop flight and departs in time for me not to spend ages in the airport after the transatlantic one.

Or maybe should I go to London and back, spend three days in Moscow and go to Los Angeles from home. Then, I can fly Baltic Air to London, which is $200 cheaper than Aeroflot, but forces a long connection in Helsinki on you. The ticket from Moscow to Los Angeles costs the same as the one from London, and I will not need to stay at hotels and spend as much for food and the like then. Another positive moment is, I will not be going to see the very first performances, tickets for which are always sold out the fastest.

*thoughtful and tries to not be a miser*
*whinge* It is all his fault I got the theatre bug now!


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Jun. 8th, 2012 10:15 pm (UTC)
Wow, you have a lot of decisions to make! Good luck with your travel plans and I hope you enjoy the theater.
Jun. 9th, 2012 10:54 pm (UTC)
I think I will. A friend has seen the second play when it was brought to BAM last year and loved it.

Thank you!
Jun. 9th, 2012 11:16 am (UTC)
Wow! John Hurt in the US too! Well I quite understand, because I too have caught the theatre bug since going to Dublin. :-)) Good luck with all the travel arrangements!

By the way, Fiona Shaw is going to be in a play that I would like to see called Scenes from an Execution http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/70907/productions/scenes-from-an-execution.html whilst you are in London. Are you interested in seeing it with me on the evening of Saturday 29 September? If so, I'll get us tickets. Saturday 29 September is the best day for me to come into London to meet up with you during your visit.

You might also be interested in a matinee the same day, same venue, starring Una Stubbs (Mrs Hudson in BBC Sherlock) http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/69915/productions/the-curious-incident-of-the-dog-in-the-nighttime.html and I could get us tickets for this next also.

Let me know this weekend if one or both of these plays interest you, because I get priority booking at the National Theatre for both of these plays early next week. With the Gambit film delayed, it would be fun to see some live theatre together instead. And the National Theatre is a relaxed place to hang out. We could eat at one of their cafés between the two performances, and also browse their on site excellent bookshop. :-)

Jun. 9th, 2012 11:06 pm (UTC)
Yes, I would love to see Fiona Shaw again, but two different plays in one day is a bit much.

Buying tickets will be sort a gamble on my getting the visa or not, though. How much does the orchestra usually cost there?

I am thinking to return home for several days after going to Great Britain and time going to LA so that I get to see Gambit there as well. (We say, "Таблеток мне от жадности, и побольше, побольше" hehe :))
Jun. 10th, 2012 09:58 am (UTC)
The reason I suggested seeing two plays is because I find sightseeing in the city so tiring. On a day in London these days I like to sit still and watch others working... :-)) But I can meet you mid to late afternoon. We can eat and see one play together.

So, I will buy two tickets for the Fiona Shaw play for the evening. (Unfortunately there is no matinée on Saturday 29 September.) First few rows of the stalls cost as little as £12 at the National Theatre. If you don't get the visa, I'll can find someone else to accompany me, or hand the spare ticket in for resale. Do let me know when you have your UK visa. I'm sure it won't be any problem at all.

Good plan to time your trips to see Gambit in LA. I'll have to wait until late November to see it here. :-/
Jun. 10th, 2012 10:51 am (UTC)
Oh! Found something else! A short play about Oscar Wilde, at 3pm on Saturday 29 Sept, with good cast. I think I'll get myself a ticket even if you don't want to see it http://www.hampsteadtheatre.com/whats-on/2012/the-judas-kiss/

Are you interested? Plenty time to see this, eat at either theatre, then see the Fiona Shaw play too... ??
Jun. 14th, 2012 08:07 am (UTC)
This morning have bought two tickets for Saturday 29 September for a) the short Oscar Wilde play at the Hampstead Theatre (3pm) and b) the Fiona Shaw play at the National Theatre (7.30pm). If you can't make one, or both, I'll find another friend to join me, so no worries.

I usually get into the city mid/late morning depending upon method of transport. We can decide when your UK visa is confirmed exactly when it suits you to meet.

Hope your gums are healing up well today. :-)
Jun. 16th, 2012 11:24 am (UTC)
Wait, was one of AR's movies based on this play? (Have not seen it yet.)

But anyway, yes, I want to see it. (Even though I do not like Wilde's poetry I am now reading. If it is even poetry, can not find the rythm in which read most of the pieces even. )

Thank you for buying the tickets, and it is good to hear that you have friends who can come with you worst case scenario. I think I will know if I come or not about a month in advance, so finding someone should not be a problem.
Jun. 17th, 2012 12:00 pm (UTC)
The title is indeed the same as one of AR's films, but there is no connection between the two works other than having the same title. The phrase 'Judas kiss' is a common expression meaning an act of betrayal.

The play is a modern one, written about the relationship between Oscar Wilde and the handsome young Lord Alfred Douglas, 'Bosie', before and after the public trial and imprisonment which caused Wilde's disgrace. I think it should be very good, so I'm so pleased that you would like to join me to see it.

I have not read Wilde's poetry – but I expect that quite a lot of it refers obliquely to his love for beautiful boys like Bosie. :-)
Jun. 17th, 2012 12:05 pm (UTC)
I have not seen the Wilde biopic with Stehpen Fry yet, but I have heard a lot about that situation, so it will be very interesting to see the play.

As for the poetry... it is just very strange, very flowery, and refers to events I know very little about. So maybe it is just me. But then there was a poem about the colonialism, which interests me (because it is mentioned in many books :) ), and even this one I could only tolerate.

Oh, well. Poetry in general is not my thing. But I still hope I will like some of them. Because my friend who gave the book to me obviously did it because she does.
Jun. 9th, 2012 08:06 pm (UTC)
А нельзя взять два отпуска по неделе, а между ними вернуться в Москву и поработать?

А в Лондоне есть, у кого остановиться? Потому что если да, то имеет смысл лететь оттуда в США (вдруг лоукост какой подвернется) - неделя в Лондоне, шутка ли! )))
Jun. 9th, 2012 10:57 pm (UTC)
С двумя по неделе проблема - Фрай у нас в четверг и в четверг, это уже 8 дней как ни крути. Но я думала об этом, может быть удастся сбежать на лишние пару дней, или взять 10 - хотя наши кадровые редиски и ОЧЕНЬ не любят отпуска, некратные 7 дням... К тому же всё равно мы обязаны одну часть отпуска брать в 14 дней, так что нет особого смысла.

Нет, в Лондоне пока только довольно шапошные знакомые.
И лоукостов в США тоже не наблюдается. Скидки обычно бывают в Нью-Йорк - пару раз в год можно купить билет по 500 долларов, - но обычно всегда, когда не надо).
Jun. 9th, 2012 11:08 pm (UTC)
Слушай, это до Нью-Йорка часов 15 лететь, а до ЛА вообще невероятное количество времени...

А насчет шапошных знакомств в Лондоне - до осени еще полно времени! :)
Jun. 9th, 2012 11:09 pm (UTC)
Ненене. До Нью-Йорка - 10 из Москвы, а в Лос-Анджелес как раз около 14-15, - но к сожалению беспересадочных рейсов нет, что из Москвы, что из Лондона - слишком далеко.
Jun. 9th, 2012 11:14 pm (UTC)
Хм. Ну, внутри США должны быть лоукосты. :)
Jun. 9th, 2012 11:18 pm (UTC)
Юль, игра не стоит свеч, после трансатлантического перелёта ещё лоукост с кучей пересадок брать, поверь мне). Я один раз пожалела денег и сидела после него в аэропорту 5 часов до следующей стыковки - было совершенно не в кайф.
Jun. 9th, 2012 11:21 pm (UTC)
Да я уж и сама подумала. Равно как и прямой рейс - тяжело было бы.
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