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#41 Backdrifter

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 02:58 PM

I just realised - it's your thread. So don't be timid and apologetic. "Any chance" be damned. You should be telling us firmly and assertively to stay on topic!
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Posted 02 May 2007 - 01:10 PM

QUOTE(Backdrifter @ May 1 2007, 03:58 PM) View Post
I just realised - it's your thread. So don't be timid and apologetic. "Any chance" be damned. You should be telling us firmly and assertively to stay on topic!


Sorry. This damned inferiority complex of mine. Sorry. Won't happen again.

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Posted 02 May 2007 - 06:28 PM

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It would be interesting on this topic of over-rated productions to have a 'podium place' listing.

I would go for:

1 Billy Elliot
2 The History Boys
3 Equus


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Posted 03 May 2007 - 09:32 AM

I went to see Total Eclipse last night and I can't believe the press loved it.

I thought the actual play and it's set design are great. But the direction was lame and each actor appeared to be in a different show (i.e. Lady Windermere's fan, Grange Hill and Sunday in the Park with George). They just wern't convincing or not in actual text.

Broadway has been very good to me. But then, I've been very good to broadway.


#45 Tintin

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 07:16 PM

I agree about the NT production of An Inspector Calls. It is a rather creaky play that was given a vastly overblown treatment.

One of my favourite musicals, Cabaret, was absolutely ruined in the current puerile version - well, almost absolutely. The actors were great, but it was an uphill struggle for them, all the way. And it is such an ugly production to look at.

I didn't think Wicked was overrated, as almost every review I read of it was pretty awful. But I actually enjoyed it.




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