QUOTE(Guest @ Mar 30 2008, 10:58 AM)
What a ridiculous thing to say! What you are suggesting is that the person who wins the part shouldn't be the person who is best for the job, but the person who has the best story - how on earth is that fair?
If the person with the best story is also the person who is best suited to the part then by all means they should get it, but to say that Francesca or anyone else for that matter shouldn't get the part even if they are the right person for it just because they haven't got a "rags to riches type story" is ludicrous!
Absolutely agree with guest. The best person for the job should get the part not someone who has sat around dreaming. There is nothing to stop anyone with a modicum of ambition going to an open audition for a show - there are plenty advertised in The Stage.
It's like every thing else, they want it instantly, and are not prepared to work the system to get on the stage. After all if they were any good they would have entered the competition and made it to the final
There is a lot more to performing in any show, than being able to belt out a number. A lot of untrained people ( and some trained ones) do not have the stamina to sustain eight performances a week, and as shown last night, a lot simply cannot move about on the stage, without looking as though they had beansticks stuck to their limbs.
I, for one certainly hope that a trained pro gets it, as I am nor prepared to spend my hard earned cash to go to a West end show and see a Wannabee in the lead.