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#1 Caz

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 10:28 PM

Hi

This show is on at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley next January. Heard the last version was with Paul Nicolls ??, is this any good! ??

Love the story of Jekyl & Hyde and wondered whether it was worth a look!

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 11:06 PM

Its an ok musical - wasnt brilliant though!
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Posted 29 June 2010 - 09:32 AM

It starred Paul Nicholas last time.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 09:48 AM

The music is fantastic, but with Marti Pellow taking the lead I imagine this production being terrible. His voice is so weak and his breath control appalling.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 11:02 AM

QUOTE(Val @ Jun 29 2010, 10:32 AM) View Post
It starred Paul Nicholas last time.


And still they haven't learnt!

It's Kenwright as opposed to UK Productions this time..... I'd have thought he'd have pushed a bit bigger and more talent in terms of the lead. Let's hope the girls are strong.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 06:53 PM

QUOTE(Guest @ Jun 29 2010, 09:48 AM) View Post
The music is fantastic, but with Marti Pellow taking the lead I imagine this production being terrible. His voice is so weak and his breath control appalling.


You've never been to a Marti Pellow or Wet Wet Wet concert if you think Marti's voice is weak!  Marti has a very powerful voice and I think he will be fantastic in this role - can't wait to book my tickets.

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 05:33 PM

QUOTE(tiffany @ Jul 8 2010, 06:53 PM) View Post
You've never been to a Marti Pellow or Wet Wet Wet concert if you think Marti's voice is weak!  Marti has a very powerful voice and I think he will be fantastic in this role - can't wait to book my tickets.



The dual lead roles call for someone with a strong voice and excellent acting skills.

Sadly not something that Paul Nicholas brought to the role:( Plus he looked far too old in the role alongside Lisa.

I've no objections to Marti Pellow's voice at all. But when I saw Witches of Eastwick I found that he had the twinkle but not the acting required, especially when he had to get angry towards the end. Without being able to act both parts convincingly the show will suffer.

Having seen the production with Paul Nicholas I'd also say that the staging and direction appeared to be amateurish. The role of John was also cut down which  was a shame cos the person with a good voice, Charles Shirvell, ended up with almost nothing to sing:(  

I wish they'd do something with the lyrics! I like a lot of them but some of them are just too corny and should never have made it to rehearsals let along the stage! The Vienna recording with Thomas Borchert is excellent as (a) he has a fabulous voice and (cool.gif I can't tell if the lyrics are bad or not;-)

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 06:16 PM

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I wish they'd do something with the lyrics! I like a lot of them but some of them are just too corny and should never have made it to rehearsals let along the stage! The Vienna recording with Thomas Borchert is excellent as (a) he has a fabulous voice and ( I can't tell if the lyrics are bad or not;-)


My favourite terrible lyric in Jekyll is in Facade it goes thus:

"AND THE FRONT BIIIIIIT.... IT'S WHATS CALLED A FACADE"

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I can imagine it would sound brilliant in German though.
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Posted 14 October 2010 - 06:31 PM

Really? I must admit a certain fondness for "TO KILL OUTSIDE ST PAUL'S! REQUIRES A LOT OF BALLS!" myself. wink.gif

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 06:35 PM

QUOTE(Weez @ Oct 14 2010, 07:31 PM) View Post
Really? I must admit a certain fondness for "TO KILL OUTSIDE ST PAUL'S! REQUIRES A LOT OF BALLS!" myself. wink.gif


Thats another! But at least that one has something to do with the story and isn't just a comment on architecture.
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