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#861 Montmartre

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 07:47 PM

Very proud of it being a completely original British musical and its' recent opening on B'way- it'll do well, I feel!


Er - music by Tim Minchin - Australian.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 07:55 PM

Well, he was born over here...
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Posted 06 May 2013 - 07:51 AM

What I meant was that the show itself originated in the UK (so technically 'British') and has now been transferred over to B'way- unlike many other shows nowadays which originate in the USA and transfer over to London.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 08:22 AM

I agree matilda is a british musical but i wouldnt say where a production originates dictates what nationaloty a musical is, for example sister act opened in london but i would never say its a british musical

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 08:26 AM

Well sister act did have two tryout runs in the USA first as well!
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Posted 06 May 2013 - 08:27 AM

Sister Act opened in California and Atlanta first.  

I'd say Matilda is a British/Australian musical; its producers, book writer, novelist, director, designer, orchestrator and sound designer are all British, and its composer/lyricist and lighting designer are all ex-pat Australians :)   (which, is essentially, British).    

It's just NOT an American musical - and, for that, we should be proud.

I think Matilda and Billy Elliot are more British than most British mega musicals:

Les Mis (french source, french writers)
Phantom (french source)
Miss Saigon (french writers)
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Posted 06 May 2013 - 09:13 AM

True, ok JCS another example. Opened in NYC before London, still a British musical

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 09:34 AM

View PostMusicalTalk, on 06 May 2013 - 08:27 AM, said:

I'd say Matilda is a British/Australian musical; its producers, book writer, novelist, director, designer, orchestrator and sound designer are all British, and its composer/lyricist and lighting designer are all ex-pat Australians :)   (which, is essentially, British).
Also the original story was by Roald Dahl - a famous English writer

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 04:01 PM

View PostCatqc, on 06 May 2013 - 09:34 AM, said:

Also the original story was by Roald Dahl - a famous English writer

Of course - goes without saying :)
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Posted 06 May 2013 - 08:04 PM

I do think it's obviously a British show, and something to he proud of. But... I think that misses the point of it just being an extraordinary piece of musical theatre, whatever nationality it might attach itself to!




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