June 26, 2014

Richard Armitage:More Historical Series Being Filmed in UK Due to PM Cameron's Changes to Tax Code--Historical sites Now Benefit from Productions(see article & excerpt) + Jun 27 Playgoer's tweet re Crucible & Her Photo of Cast's final bow + New Into The Storm Trailer + PoldarkSet Photos(see link) + Battle of 5 Pieces of Furniture

What's next?  Crucible:The Ballet?..
Ah, the joys of modern communications. See tweets below in reference to Crucible:The Ballet photo above - then notice the actress playing Abigail favorited the tweet..
Crucible review by a playgoer, sounds as though she was not initially a wellwisher:
While checking the upcoming Wolf Hall production, found following interesting article. It states many new historical series are being, and will be, filmed in the UK rather than in foreign locations due to changes in tax laws. (thank you PM Cameron;)
Excerpt: "Roland Brown, estate director at Berkeley Castle said: “Recent changes in the tax treatment for filming has encouraged investment in filming in this country.
“As a result, productions that were taking place in Ireland and mainland Europe a few years ago are now returning to the UK."This has seen hit US shows such as Game of Thrones and 24 filmed in the UK.
Wolf Hall was going to be filmed abroad, before production switched to the UK."
Poldark set photos
Playgoers reaction to The Crucible..
One of the best theatre performances ever.
A bonus...

               Teacher Gary Morris - Into The Storm, opens on Aug 8.






Sue said...

Hi RiCrAr,

Just seen the latest trailer for "Into the Storm". It looks brilliant! I'm no expert on the American accent but it does sound quite nice, and not too broad. What's your opinion, what area of America is his accent supposed to hail from?

Ricrar said...

Sue, after hearing longer Gary Morris lines, I'm happy with Richard's #ITS accent as well. Although,I'd still prefer if he finds roles using his native Brit speak;) The tornado is supposed to hit a small town in Oklahoma,if I'm not mistaken - that's the American mid-west. Instead of pronouncing the "ing" ending for "a living", he clipped it to "a livin" which is common on this side of the pond.

There's a link above to a Crucible review, by apparently someone other than a fan.Reason I say that is because, after many accolades about RA's performance as Proctor, the writer said she would advice Yael to ask Richard to tone down his loud yelling at the climax of the play.Reviewer said she felt it distracted the audience from the emotional scene being portrayed.Otherwise,she had nothing but positive things to say about RA as Proctor. e.g. "he gives a huge,powerful performance" & "as big a punch as Armitage gives,this is very much an ensemble piece.." and "Armitage cranked up the angst factor far beyond dwarf range" Hope we get a dvd - I'm starting to feel cravings to see the play;D Another reviewer said "RA's deep voice fills every crevice of the venerable theater" *wibble*