Theatre: Exit Poll
Saturday 20 March 1999
44, administration manager
"It's quite good, though I didn't feel particularly engaged during the first half. I think that was down to the love scenes not being convincing. The battle scenes and the stuff between the Greeks is much more interesting; the love scenes have a minor part. The set is wonderful, and so are the costumes. It's more the play that is the problem."
50, lecturer, London,
"I think it's a difficult play, but it is the second time I've seen it, which makes it easier. It's a lively production, the lighting is wonderful and it's very well staged. The play has long speeches that are hard to stage, and playing Pandarus as the voyeur and go-between makes it hard to sympathise with the central character."
70, retired, Canada
"It was well done and quite dramatic, rather erudite. I am not a Shakespeare fan, but I found it easy to understand. It's funny, too. And it's the first time I've seen a Shakespeare character played by a Page Three girl."
18, student, London
"I have never seen Shakespeare on stage before, although I am a big fan. The design is colourful and evocative, yet simple. I was impressed."
Game of Thrones
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Caitlyn Jenner car crash: Driver who died in collision sued by surviving passengers for $18.5m
- 3 Watch the Supermoon live: How to see the brightest Moon of the year tonight
- 4 Hulk Hogan wants to be Donald Trump's running mate in the US Presidential election
Game of Thrones season 6: Jon Snow theorists believe Ned Stark's son may have a twin sister
Edinburgh Fringe 2015: Monty Python-inspired Australian Sam Simmons wins comedy award with 'very silly' show
Game of Thrones season 6: Director promises most exciting premiere yet 'starts off with a bang'
Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Online toy marathon to launch new film
Benedict Cumberbatch in Hamlet: Technician quits after social media row with actor's fans
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
'Women only' train carriages: Jeremy Corbyn unveils radical move to tackle public harassment
Black holes are a passage to another universe, says Stephen Hawking
Iain Duncan Smith 'should resign over disability benefit death figures', says Jeremy Corbyn
Stock up on canned food for stock market crash, warns former Gordon Brown adviser
Labour leadership: Jeremy Corbyn voters most likely to believe 'world is controlled by a secretive elite'