More info about the Vanya cinema version

This is the first time that I’ve really felt grief about this — there was going to be an NT Live of the play. Lots of other details there as well. On the whole (and with limited knowledge of the circumstances) I’ve never felt Armitage suffered from lack of luck but that is a real blow.

~ by Servetus on October 8, 2020.

7 Responses to “More info about the Vanya cinema version”

  1. I am gutted. A National Theatre Live taping would be guaranteed at my local theatre and it would be a balm to the year I had. There’s a certain joy he has on stage like he’s home. The audiobooks pay the bills.


    • Actually, it pays the bills doing something he enjoys anyway. But on stage, he seems ‘home.’


      • I assume audiobooks are better than (say) doing phone customer service or something. I agree with you re: NT — I read that and almost let out a sob. It would have been preserved forever and easily accessible. And he does his best work on stage, by far.

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  2. We (or at least me !) would’ve been devasted in March/April/May/June/July/August, if we would’ve heard back then, how close the production has been to a NT-Live transmission… OTOH still no idea whether we will see the film here in Munich. I am such a sucker for DVDs !!!


    • yeah, that’s a good point — without the prospect of the current production, it would have been even rougher.


  3. I like the idea of the cameras on stage making it possible to come in for more intimate close ups (e.g. that kiss), but the spontaneity of live theatre won’t be there. I do hope that it comes to Vancouver and/or that they release a DVD.


    • yeah — the actors absolutely react to a live audience, and it also makes it a different play every night. Even so. I’m glad it was preserved in whatever format.

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