To the person who decided that he would respond to my Twitter feed today:
Yes, I tweeted on Monday that I had booked tickets to see the new play, Teddy Ferrara, at the Donmar Warehouse. I did so partly because the Donmar’s so small that it can feel that securing a ticket can be an achievement in itself. It was also prompted by the cast including an actress whose work I admire, and whose friendship I feel privileged to enjoy.
So I decided to share with my friends and others who follow me that, at some point in the future, I would be seeing the play.
And yes, I know that the play has LGBT themes. And that perceptions of the play have been decidedly mixed. And that the reasons for the criticisms have varied, from story events to characterisation to dialogue.
I also know that some audience members agree with those reviews. Just as I know that others, including friends of mine who have seen it, disagreed with them.
All of which I am sure I will discuss with those same friends – once I, too, have seen it. After all, talking about the merits of a play before you have experienced anything about it is not the greatest endeavour for anyone concerned.
So I am open to discussing the play.
But not yet.