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Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens ()

Shaw Theatre
Londres - Angleterre

12/08/2010 > 28/08/2010

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Shaw Theatre - Londres - Angleterre

Dates

Première Preview: mardi 10 août 2010
Première: jeudi 12 août 2010
Dernière: samedi 28 août 2010

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Artistes

Mise en scène:
John-Jackosn Almond
Chorégraphie:
Omar F. Okai
Avec:
Miguel Brown, Jonathan Hellyer, Titti La Camp, Leon Lopez, Anna Mateo, West End Gospel Choir

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Commentaire

Following significant progress in AIDS treatment since this piece was written, a new speech had been added to highlight the dangers of greeting such medical advances with complacency. Other updates included an attack on the pronouncements of current South African political leaders. However, the show was now felt to be outdated in its message and its format. It had simply lost its edge.

 

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Version 1

King's Head Theatre à Londres (Original)
Durée : 1 mois 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : lun 16 novembre 1992
Dernière : jeu 24 décembre 1992
Mise en scène : Bill Russel
Chorégraphie :
Avec : A cast of 33 performers (including a very early appearance of the unknown Lily Savage)
Commentaires : This was a series of life stories of some 33 individuals who died from AIDS. The actors step forward one by one and talk in simple rhyming couplets about the disease that killed them. The youth from North Dakota who lived it up too wildly in Greenwich village; the star-struck son of fundamentalist parents who succumbed to AIDS after landing his first part in a Broadway show; the middle-aged man who decides death is “better than slowly growing old”; the clergyman who never came out of the closet; the grandma with the ill-fated blood transfusion; the ordinary Joe who visited a prostitute; the nurse who pricked herself with a needle, the black orphan kid born with the disease; and the monster who seduces young men in order to infect them.

Described as a theatrical representation of America’s Aids Memorial Quilt, one critics called it “… well-meaning, terminally fluffy, theatrically bereft and incurably American in its sentimentality”. The general reaction was respectful of its intent but scornful of the method. It transferred to the Drill Hall with some cast changes. (In the following year it would return to the West End in a slightly re-written version with a smaller cast)
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Version 2

Drill Hall à Londres (Return Engagement)
Durée : 4 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : mar 19 janvier 1993
Dernière : mer 17 février 1993
Mise en scène : Bill Russel
Chorégraphie :
Avec : A cast of 33 performers (including a very early appearance of the unknown Lily Savage)
Commentaires : This was a series of life stories of some 33 individuals who died from AIDS. The actors step forward one by one and talk in simple rhyming couplets about the disease that killed them. The youth from North Dakota who lived it up too wildly in Greenwich village; the star-struck son of fundamentalist parents who succumbed to AIDS after landing his first part in a Broadway show; the middle-aged man who decides death is “better than slowly growing old”; the clergyman who never came out of the closet; the grandma with the ill-fated blood transfusion; the ordinary Joe who visited a prostitute; the nurse who pricked herself with a needle, the black orphan kid born with the disease; and the monster who seduces young men in order to infect them.

Described as a theatrical representation of America’s Aids Memorial Quilt, one critics called it “… well-meaning, terminally fluffy, theatrically bereft and incurably American in its sentimentality”. The general reaction was respectful of its intent but scornful of the method. It transferred to the Drill Hall with some cast changes. (In the following year it would return to the West End in a slightly re-written version with a smaller cast)
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Version 3

Criterion Theatre à Londres (West End Transfer)
Durée : 3 semaines
Nombre : 32 représentations
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : lun 28 juin 1993
Dernière : sam 24 juillet 1993
Mise en scène : Bill Russel
Chorégraphie :
Avec : A cast of 23 performers including James Dreyfus, Sean Mathias, Graham Hoadley, Aidan Waters, Kim Criswell
Commentaires : This was a revised production of the show which ran earlier in the year at the Drill Hall. In the larger venue it seemed to lose much of its impact, and only managed a four week run.
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Version 4

Shaw Theatre à Londres (Revival)
Durée : 2 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : mar 10 août 2010
Première : jeu 12 août 2010
Dernière : sam 28 août 2010
Mise en scène : John-Jackosn Almond
Chorégraphie : Omar F. Okai
Avec : Miguel Brown, Jonathan Hellyer, Titti La Camp, Leon Lopez, Anna Mateo, West End Gospel Choir
Commentaires : Following significant progress in AIDS treatment since this piece was written, a new speech had been added to highlight the dangers of greeting such medical advances with complacency. Other updates included an attack on the pronouncements of current South African political leaders. However, the show was now felt to be outdated in its message and its format. It had simply lost its edge.
En savoir plus sur cette version