We went out to see a play with someone I work with tonight (after dinner at Inn Noodle). The Woman in Black was REALLY fun, even though I saw the final plot twist coming about two hours before it happened (aren’t I the theater burnout). I’ve never been to a play where the people screamed like, what, four times? even though we were way up in the £12.50 nosebleed seats. I was very proud of myself for not screaming but part of that is because I was just looking the wrong way. The batch of American kids who were sitting behind us, and who spent all of the intermission talking about how they were having a hard time not falling asleep (I think it was jet lag, really), were bouncing and chipper and totally energized in the way only a burst of adrenaline can do at the end of the night. That was really pretty cool. It was a perfect piece of stage craft, well acted and brilliantly lit. We recommend it!
(This review is for a performance that took place June 22nd, 2007 and was migrated from another blog in June, 2011. This show seems to be infinitely extended and is probably just as much fun now as it was when I wrote this review.)