Exit Poll: The play - Real Classy Affair, Royal Court Upstairs London

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MARY BETH HURT

actress, 50,

USA

"It reminded me of David Mamet, the same kind of cadence with the dialogue - sharp and fast moving. The story was interesting, especially the first half which really made you want to know what was going to happen next. Joseph Fiennes was the best; very dark and brooding but also smart."

NICOLE RODGERS

student, 20,

London

"Intriguing and interesting dialogue. I liked the characters for the most part, but there was no central plot. The ending didn't feel like a proper conclusion. But maybe that was because I had got involved with the characters and wanted to know more about them."

JENNY GREENFIELD

charity manager, 36, London

"I thought it was really good. I wasn't sure at first: I thought it was too familiar a story, like "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" (which has been done to death). But once I got into it, I thought it was really clever, the way the set moves around. Lou, who came down through the audience, was really good. And it was funny."

JIM MINTI

marketing manager,

28, London

"At the beginning, with the quick-fire chat moving back and forth, I wasn't impressed. It was all very funny but done before. But once you started getting into the characters, it added another dimension and I really enjoyed it. Especially when it got to more scenes in the flat and less in the pubs. You could kind of guess how it would end, but that didn't matter. Although I didn't think there was an especially strong plot, it was more about peeping into people's small lives."

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