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Notorious miseryfest A Little Life to have West End theatre run

Nothing official confirmed yet but word on the grapevine is that Ivo Van Hove is going to bring his theatrical adaptation to London sometime in April 2023. The play will run for 4 hours and 10 minutes. Bring a cushion. And some tissues.

The 'A Little Life' official Facebook page cryptically posted the date 11.23.22 today. Must be when they are announcing it.

Unless.....there's a TV adaptation in the works? Though Hanya Yanagihara has said that no network was willing to pick it up as an adaptation as late as early this year.

Thoughts on this 'gay miseryfest most talked about novel of the teenies'

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by Anonymousreply 13November 23, 2022 1:08 PM

Is this show entertaining or is it just a long sermon?

by Anonymousreply 1November 21, 2022 10:58 PM

[quote]Bring a cushion. And some tissues.

Don't forget your vomit bags!

by Anonymousreply 2November 21, 2022 10:59 PM

It was a SLOG to read and everybody with a brain could tell what the ending would be. Misery indeed. I had to reserve reading it for days that were generally pleasant as if I was to read it on a bad day I'd be as suicidal as Jude.

by Anonymousreply 3November 21, 2022 10:59 PM

I always hated the book for its cover.

“Orgasming Man”… Christ, he looks like he’s on the verge of tears when he should be lettin’ it rip! Who cums like that?

by Anonymousreply 4November 21, 2022 11:02 PM

Omg I agree with R2 and R3 - no way in HELL I would go see that after reading it.

by Anonymousreply 5November 21, 2022 11:04 PM

R4 wait, you mean that was his cum face? I genuinely thought it was of a guy about to burst into tears given the nature of the book!?

I obviously didn't get the memo.

by Anonymousreply 6November 21, 2022 11:06 PM

Jude cuts himself. Oh poor Jude. More hideousness happens to Jude. Oh poor Jude. We find out the priests raped Jude. Oh poor Jude. We find out the guy who rescued Jude as a kid also raped him and ran him over and mangled his legs. Oh poor Jude. Jude continues to cut himself. Everyone tries to love Jude. Some mean bitchy gay is violent to Jude even though they're lovers. Oh poor Jude. Jude kills himself. Oh poor everybody who invested time and energy into this laugh a minute mess.

by Anonymousreply 7November 21, 2022 11:19 PM

This woman is profiting from other people's pain.

by Anonymousreply 8November 21, 2022 11:20 PM

[quote] I always hated the book for its cover

It is ugly.

by Anonymousreply 9November 21, 2022 11:23 PM

That they made this into a show is mind boggling to me. Good for the writer - but its like “Less is Lost” come to life. “Why would anyone turn that into a play?”

by Anonymousreply 10November 22, 2022 1:31 AM

Some foolish people think misery equals artistic profundity.

The last 20 years of Benjamin Britten's career was spent writing miserable music.

by Anonymousreply 11November 22, 2022 1:47 AM

I really did like the book, as depressing as it was, but it took me over a month to read it. I kept having to leave it for a few days.

by Anonymousreply 12November 22, 2022 2:01 AM

Casting announced. Premiering in London in March. James Norton to play Jude....i thought Jude wasn't white? When I first saw the press pic I thought oh yeah James Norton would be a good Willem but he's Jude? Omari Douglas will be good as JB as he just has to riff off the character he played in It's A Sin but Americanise it.

The other two I've never heard of, but I bet this will be pulling the crowds. 4 hours of misery.

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