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Posted 19 July 2010 - 02:52 PM

I was disappointed with the show at the Landor so I won't be wasting time and money trekking to Chiswick...

On the other hand, Smokey Joe's Cafe at The Landor is terrific. A wonderful revue show with some wonderful performances.

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 10:19 AM

Saw this Sunday. Such a powerful piece of theatre and some pretty special performances. Worth 'trekking to Chiswick' for...

Hear good things about Smokey Joe's too, will go see it soon

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 01:25 PM

From Mark Shenton's blog - Full article can be found here http://blogs.thestage.co.uk/shenton/2010/0...-end/index.html

Just the other day, I paid my first-ever visit to the long-established Tabard Theatre on Turnham Green. No relation to the columnist of the same name that appears in the pages of The Stage with snippets of theatrical gossip and speculation, I found a rare thing here: a fringe theatre that is not only comfortably equipped with real theatre seating, but also a fully raked auditorium that puts many West End sightlines to shame. And best of all, in Andrew Keatesís terrific staging of Martin Shermanís Bent, first seen at the Landor earlier this year, hereís a production of commitment and real talent, too, that also repaid my return visit to it.

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 06:35 AM

QUOTE(Guest @ Jul 20 2010, 02:25 PM) View Post
From Mark Shenton's blog - Full article can be found here http://blogs.thestage.co.uk/shenton/2010/0...-end/index.html

Just the other day, I paid my first-ever visit to the long-established Tabard Theatre on Turnham Green. No relation to the columnist of the same name that appears in the pages of The Stage with snippets of theatrical gossip and speculation, I found a rare thing here: a fringe theatre that is not only comfortably equipped with real theatre seating, but also a fully raked auditorium that puts many West End sightlines to shame. And best of all, in Andrew Keates's terrific staging of Martin Sherman's Bent, first seen at the Landor earlier this year, here's a production of commitment and real talent, too, that also repaid my return visit to it.


Thank you for this, it seems the reviews have all been positive, and I can see why!
There are also some awards coming up at the London Fringe Festival, and the Bent cast have been nominated for quite a few, good luck to all of them, they are fantastic
Chasing the music, trying to get home.......
Seeee ya George..... See ya sunshine.... w****nker!
I hate you! You're a b*stard! ..... Ohhhhhh sh*t!
I've seen the real world from my caravan window...... and they can keep it!

West End: - Jersey Boys x 179 - Billy Elliot x 52 - All The Fun Of The Fair x 40 - WWRY x 7 - Charlie & The Chocolate Factory x 6 - Rock Of Ages x 6 - Legally Blonde x 6 - Avenue Q x 5  -  Mamma Mia x 5 - Les Miserables x 3 - Oliver! x 3 - Dirty Dancing x 3 - Book Of Mormon x 2 - The Commitments x 2 - Blood Brothers x 2 - Priscilla: Queen Of The Desert x 2 - Dreamboats & Petticoats x 2 - The Fantasticks x 1 - Grease x 1 - Thriller: Live x 1 - Shout x 1 - Wet Weather Cover x 1 - The Woman In Black x 1 - Tap Dogs x 1 - Sister Act x 1 - Wicked x 1 - Hamlet x 1 - Flashdance x 1 - Love Never Dies x 1 - Shrek: The Musical x 1 - Ghost Stories x 1 - Lend Me A Tenor x 1 - Ghost: The Musical x 1 - Cool Hand Luke x 1 - Backbeat x 1 - Crazy For You x 1 - Singing In The Rain x 1 - Our Boys x 1 - Seussical x 1 - Tailor Made Man x 1 - Merrily We Roll Along x 1 - Once: The Musical x 1 - I Can't Sing x 1

Broadway: - Jersey Boys x 2 - Anything Goes x 1 - Priscilla QOTD x 1 - Memphis x 1 - Mary Poppins x 1

Off Broadway: - Rent x 1 - Avenue Q x 1

Fringe: - Bent x 2 - Bright Lights, Big City x 1 - Salad Days x 1 - Ordinary Days x 1 - Company x 1 - Thrill Me x 2 (1 x Tristan Bates, 1 x New Players/Charing X Theatre) - Jest End x 1 - Doctor Faustus x 1 - Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered x 1 - The Hothouse x 1

Tour: - Evita x 2 (Bromley) - Blood Brothers x 1 (Coventry) - Monkee Business x 1 (Manchester) - Jesus Christ Superstar (O2 London) x 1

Regional: - Sound Of Music (Stevenage) x 1 - Cinderella (Liverpool) x 1 - Aladdin (Milton Keynes) x 1 - Cinderella (Watford) x 1

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 12:22 PM

QUOTE(Guest_achilles_* @ Jun 20 2010, 11:28 PM) View Post
With a play that contains gruesome murder, devestating scenes of the holocaust and issues that are simply too horrific to contemplate, doesn't it undermine the play to suggest that it will be the male genitals that might give cause for concern.


You might think that but in my experience the lovely general public seem to have no problems coping with obviously violence, cruelty etc but will throw their toys out of the pram over abit of nudity.

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 01:28 PM

Goodbye Bent, hope this gets taken on tour or closer into town, best thing I've seen on Fringe in a long time. Congrats and enjoy your final performance today

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 01:43 PM

Let's hope when it finishes that's it. Done and Dusted!

A dull, bland, unmoving production which failed on many, many levels.

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 12:46 PM

QUOTE(Mr A K @ Aug 8 2010, 01:43 PM) View Post
Let's hope when it finishes that's it. Done and Dusted!

A dull, bland, unmoving production which failed on many, many levels.


Can we keep personal digs off the public board please... 'Mr A K' also happens to be the name of the director... and quite obvious you are having a personal dig. For what reason, I don't care, and all opinions welcome of course but please don't tarnish what was an outstanding production with 7 Off West End nominations with a personal attack.

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 08:17 PM

Made my first trip out to Turnham Green for this and really glad I did.  Really enjoyed it.  But crickey, it was hot in there, it wasn't even that warm an evening really.  It would have to be something pretty good to get me back there in the summertime again.
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