Rakshita (Raks) Patel (rakspatel) wrote in mycroft_brolly,
Rakshita (Raks) Patel

Paintframe, National Theatre

This Saturday, I went to the Paintframe at the National Theatre for the first time. The Paintframe is the NT's new performance space.

I loved it!

It is stunning. Raw. Derelict. Rough. Intimate and personal. Completely different from any of the other performance spaces at the National (although closest to the Cottesloe).

I loved the fact that they had a band on before the show. It made it into a special night and it was great to be able to have a few drinks and mingle with the rest of the audience before the show, with some live music there right in front of you.

So what is on at the Paintframe? Double Feature. There is Double Feature 1 and 2, and both 1 and 2 have two new plays by new writers.

On Saturday I saw Edgar & Annabel by Sam Holcroft and The Swan by DC Moore.

Edgar & Annabel. Political. Dark. Sinister. Thought provoking. Superb. Great acting. I loved it!
The Swan. Gritty. Raw. Real. Funny. Focused on human relationships. Amazing young actors. I loved it!

An added bonus with the Paintframe is that during the interval you can actually watch the crew changeover and transform the set. Which is a great insight into behind the scenes.

The Paintframe. Highly highly recommended. It is genius!

For the full details and to book tickets follow the link:
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