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#1 Backdrifter

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 04:19 PM

I saw this on Saturday. Not bad, but the songs are on the bland side - I thought it could have done with some edgier stuff, given the subject matter. But they're okay and all well-performed. Emma Williams is terrific, I loved her voice and she looked wonderful. The programme notes are very readable.

I'm starting to really look forward to my Greenwich trips, both the theatre itself and the town make for a good day out.
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Posted 12 February 2007 - 04:26 PM

How long is the show?
And, somewhat related, does anyone know how long it takes to get back from Greenwich to Kings X? I don't live in London and the last train doesn't leave a huge amount of time to play with if you have to get back from anywhere that isn't smack in the middle of the West End!
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Posted 12 February 2007 - 04:40 PM

The show is 2 hrs 30 mins inc 20-min interval. Journey time to KX should be about half an hour from catching the DLR at Cutty Sark - go to Bank then change to the Northern. If it's of any use to you, I went to a Sat mat and, as often seems to be the case at Greenwich, it was relatively unpopulated so if you haven't booked yet you might try for a mat so you'll have loads more time to get back. It's worth going when you think you can spend some time as there's quite a bit to see and eat in the town.
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Posted 12 February 2007 - 04:43 PM

I'd love to do a Saturday, but as I'm generally in London a day or two a week midweek for work, I try to do my theatre trips then, so I don't have to pay for my own train tickets  laugh.gif (yes, I am that cheap!)

Will bear it in mind though, and thanks for the info.
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Posted 12 February 2007 - 04:57 PM

No problem.

I've just realised that, of course, I should have started this thread in the Musicals forum. Doh! Good start, eh?  rolleyes.gif
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Posted 13 February 2007 - 04:29 PM

QUOTE(Backdrifter @ Feb 12 2007, 04:57 PM) View Post
No problem.

I've just realised that, of course, I should have started this thread in the Musicals forum. Doh! Good start, eh?  rolleyes.gif


I saw the press night and sadly like many shows it just wasnt ready,saw it again a week later and you woudnt think it was the same show.
It was really  brilliant and Emma Williams is turning out one of the best stage performances ever.
Well worth the 15 min train ride to see!

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 04:36 PM

Isn't she the girl who came second to Connie?

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 05:06 PM

QUOTE(Blue @ Feb 13 2007, 04:36 PM) View Post
Isn't she the girl who came second to Connie?

She was originally going to share the lead with CF, then it went down to 2 shows a week, then it went down to understudy to CF, so she withdrew.

I wouldn't be quite as effusive about the show as Simba, but I did enjoy EW's performance very much, and the brunette hair/60s look really suits her, she looks fantastic in the show.

I'm going to Keeler at the Gatehouse on Thursday - two Profumo shows within 5 days.
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Posted 13 February 2007 - 05:37 PM

QUOTE(Backdrifter @ Feb 13 2007, 05:06 PM) View Post
She was originally going to share the lead with CF, then it went down to 2 shows a week, then it went down to understudy to CF, so she withdrew.


Of course, thanks for jogging my memory.

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 06:37 PM

Not quite true about SOM but anyway!

I think you need to see musicals twice to gain a proper opinion and always more enjoyable if you have heard the songs before.






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