Veteran actor Brian Blessed has blasted the state of contemporary theatre as "boring" and is shunning the stage until the quality of acting improves The AS YOU LIKE IT star, 69, fell in love with theatre watching classic thespians including SIR Laurence Olivier and SIR John Gielgud, but has become disillusioned with plays in recent years and vows to boycott productions until they become more enticing He says, "I find myself going to marvellous operas, or marvellous musicals, or marvellous films Very little theatre excites me - actors pausing, actors boring me "In the past Olivier, (CORIN) REDGRAVE, (IAN) RICHARDSON, Gielgud - ah! You went to the theatre and your hair stood on end "We need more boldness "