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Experiences ….

Sadly during one of our relocations, a chunk of the collection was lost !!!  So, to preserve what remained, I’m posting what is left of my collection online. . . . and then continued to do so!  

2018:

The last leg of their North American tour …..

 

A transfer from Broadway

 

 

we were quite divided: Thumbs Up from me but Thumbs Down from Bruce!

 

  

2017:

I must have been the ONLY person there who has never heard of him or know a single one of his song …. nonetheless, I thoroughly enjoyed the concert!

Must confess … I was a little star-struck in the presence of musical genius Jonny Greenwood playing at the Southbank with JUNUN.

Last Day — very crowded — but well worth the visit!

Another Royal Court triumph. Happy that it got some West End exposure — well deserved!

 

A real privilege to see F Murray Abraham on stage!

Interesting approach to wardrobe and set changes …. and brave to present a heavy topic across three parallel timelines!

 

… there isn’t enough gin in the world to make this terrible production enjoyable!  Shocking as ’12th Night’ was amazingly wonderful.

 

… the most enjoyable Shakespeare I’ve seen on stage thus far!  It was a midnight-matinee and well worth the effort!

 

acting fine but staging & interpretation were literal and unimaginative. Disappointing.

 

Excellent technical staging to be marvelled.  Difficult topic that was well presented.

On the day decision to see play … good call!

 

… not much of musical person myself, but, I (and mummy-in-law) truly did enjoy this. Technical staging is to be congratulated.

 

2016:

Enjoyed this so much but I brough txs to see this again at NT in Feb 2018!   The only time I’ve seen a play twice is with ‘The Pillowman‘.  Again another NT production — first was the mind-blowingly good production (with Jim Broadbent and David Tennant) in 2003 and then again on Broadway (different cast) in 2005.

 

very clever and accomplished technical staging with Mark Strong.

 

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Have to confess … (surprisingly) I did  NOT  enjoy this ….

 

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well designed stage set enabled a large platform to have an intimate feel for this cohesive and well performed drama.

 

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Donmar did it again — one of the best drama of the year! Simply superb! With Stephen Dillane and Gina McKee.

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Winter may be coming … but not Rob Madden! Understudy took over but sadly there was no chemistry between the two leads. Disappointing.

 

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such a shame that Vanessa Redgrave had such a trivial role …

 

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(Sadly, could not attend this production and therefore had to give my tickets away to a friend.  Thankfully, she’s a big Jon Snow fan!!!)

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Ralph Fiennes … again!

2015:

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Somehow I managed to snag the hottest tickets in town!!!

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2014:

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London stage in a Hong Kong cinema! Thank you NTLive!!!

 

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via NTLive

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2013:

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tickets

2012

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2011

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com Hong Kong.  (An excellent production!)

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2010:

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com (London)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com (London)

HKArt2010 (Hong Kong)

2009:

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com with Derek Jacobi  (London)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com (London)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com  sadly, this was a horrible and disappointing production (Hong Kong)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com (Hong Kong)

2008:

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com with Ralph Fiennes and Clare Higgins

2007:

TheSeagull with Kristin Scott Thomas, Mackenzie Crook, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Carey Mulligan (London)

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IQ2 democracy debate2

2006:

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com with Frank Langella and Michael Sheen (London)

VoyageAroundMyFather pamphlet with Derek Jacobi and Natasha Little (London)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com with Ian McKellan (London)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com with Jeremy Irons (London)

 

2005:

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com with Eve Best, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ian Glen (London)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.comwith Kathleen Turner and Bill Irwin (NYC)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com with Helen McCrory, Sienna Miller, Dominic West (London)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com with Jeff Goldblum and Zeljko Ivanek (NYC)

JCesearLondonp2 Julius Caesar – with Ralph Fiennes (London)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com with Jim Broadbent and Rachael Stirling (London)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com with Ben Daniels and Michelle Fairley (London)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com Saw this with Donald and Christine (London)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com with Clare Higgins (London)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com with Michael Gambon, David Bradley, Matthew MacFadyen and Michelle Dockery (London)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.comfrom the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com with Natasha Richardson and John C. Reilly (NYC)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com with Jonny Lee Miller, Aidan Gillen and David Threlfall (London)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com (London)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com with Denzel Washington (NYC)

PillaroftheCommunity p2 with Damian Lewis (London)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com with Harriet Walter, Janet McTeer and James Fleet (London)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com with Saffron Burrow and Christopher Eccleston (London)

Hecuba 2 with Vanessa Redgrave (London)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com with Ewan McGregor.  Saw this with friends Al and Kate (London)

DeathofaSalesman with Brian Dennehy and Clare Higgins (London)

AsYouDesireMe with Kristin Scott Thomas and Bob Hoskins (London)

TheHouseofBernarda Alba with Penelope Wilton (London)

DonCarlos … and, one of my favourite production (definitely an all time Top 5) with Derek Jacobi (London).

GodofHell Donmar Warehouse production (London)

AFewGoodMen with Rob Lowe and John Barrowman (London)

IQ2 ebate 911 (debate – London)

TwoThousandYears (London)

RAThree Emperors (London)

Harvest, The Royal Court Theatre (London)

MISSING: My Name is Rachel Corrie, The Royal Court Theatre (London)

2004:

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com with Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Imogen Stubbs (London)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com with Edie Falco and Brenda Blethyn (NYC)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com with Nathan Lane and Lee Evans (London)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com with Jeremy Irons, Hugh Dancy (London)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com saw this with friends Justin and Gabriella, London

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com with Richard Griffiths, Frances De La Tour, James Corden and Dominic Cooper (London)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com with Jonathan Pryce and Eddie Redmayne (London)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com with Saffron Burrows and Nigel Lindsay (London)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com with Diana Rigg and Victoria Hamilton (London)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com with Holly Hunter (London)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com with Jennifer Ehle and Kevin Spacey (London)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.comwith Aaron Eckhart and Julia Stiles (London)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com with Michael Gambon, Lee Evans (London)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com with Roger Allam and Conleth Hill (London)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com with Judi Dench (London)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com Saw this with Paul, Penny, Harriet, Steve, Jill, etc. as a family XMAS outing.

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com (London)

 

The Sweetest Swing in Baseball (with Gillian Anderson), The Royal Court, London

MissingThe Permanent Way (by David Hare), National Theatre, London

MissingStuff Happens (by David Hare), National Theatre, London

 

2003:

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com with Ian McKellen and Frances De La Tour (London)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com with Ralph Fiennes (London)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com A truly remarkable production!  With Adrian Lester. (London)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com with Joseph Fiennes, John Barrowman and Olivia Williams (L0ndon)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com with Jim Broadbent and David Tennant (London).  This was so mesmerisingly brilliant that when The Pillowman moved to Broadway in 2005, I had to see this play again!

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com with Prunella Scales, Rupert Graves and Samantha Bond (London)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com with Simon Callow and Ann Mitchell (London)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com with Kristin Scott Thomas and Eric Sykes (London)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com with Derek Jacobi (London).  Saw this with John and Rachel.

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com with Tom Hardy, Jonny Lee Miller and Jane Asher (London)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com with John Hannah and Sinead Cusack (London)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com with Patrick Stewart (London)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com with Kenneth Branagh (London)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com with Natasha Richardson (London)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com with Anthony Sher (London)

AReckoning with Jonathan Pryce (London)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com with Zoe Wanamaker, Alex Jennings, Margaret Tyzack (London)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com with Damian Lewis, Helen McCrory, Indira Varma (London)

Hitchcock Blonde  The Royal Court, London

Journey’s End, Comedy Theatre, London. (According to Bruce, I sat next to the actor who played Dr. Who in the 70s!)

MissingMy Brilliant Divorce (with Dawn French), Apollo Theathre, London

Missing: The Price (by Arthur Miller), Apollo Theatre, London

MissingAuntie and Me, Wyndhams Theatre, London

 

2002:

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com with Gillian Anderson and Roger Allam (London)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com with Woody Harrelson and Kyle MacLachlan (London)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com with Sean Bean and Samantha Bond (London)

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com with Judi Dench and Maggie Smith (London)

1997:

from the private collection of www.le-mckernan.com

 

Prior:

Sunset Blvd (with Glenn Close), Broadway

Les Miserables, Broadway

Phantom of the Opera, Broadway and London

Miss Saigon (with Jonathan Pryce), Broadway