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#371 MS1995

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 04:13 PM

View PostCactus, on 29 June 2012 - 04:05 PM, said:

Well, to put this into perspective, you had Sergei Polunin at the Royal Albert Hall and ballet doesn't get much better than that.

Oh ok, i did think that he was a big name in ballet, and i still thought they were great in bristol, but it can't hurt to compare people to the very best!
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Posted 29 June 2012 - 04:14 PM

Unless it had been Steven McRae :P .

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 07:16 PM

how is JOJ's understudy! seeing this tour version at leeds grand theatre and JOJ is off on 20th august! just wondering how the understudy is! also the christine understudy! were going on a monday so i take it katie wont be on? hows her understudy? many thanka

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 08:46 PM

I can't be sure how he is as the phantom, but Richard Woodford was terrific as Javert in Les Mis when I saw him!
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 08:04 PM

Just saw today's matinee in Dublin...I loved it, ive never seen original production so I can't compare, but I thought the staging was cleverly done.

Had full cast apart from Olivia as Christine who I thought was really good, was a bit disappointed that Katie wasn't on but when Olivia started Think of Me, I think I fell in love with her voice.
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 08:36 PM

Lots of shows have looked at the Dominian, legally blonde being a recent example, but none have managed to get wwry out

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 10:01 PM

View PostTitan, on 01 August 2012 - 08:36 PM, said:

Lots of shows have looked at the Dominian, legally blonde being a recent example, but none have managed to get wwry out

Wrong thread? :P


View Postwickedlover, on 01 August 2012 - 08:04 PM, said:

Just saw today's matinee in Dublin...I loved it, ive never seen original production so I can't compare, but I thought the staging was cleverly done.

Had full cast apart from Olivia as Christine who I thought was really good, was a bit disappointed that Katie wasn't on but when Olivia started Think of Me, I think I fell in love with her voice.

Trust me, Olivia is far better than Katie - a brilliant Christine. And to be making her professional début in the show too!

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 06:43 AM

View PostPhantomb, on 09 June 2012 - 08:11 AM, said:

Saw Phantom in Bristol last night.

I thought the direction was good overall - but I felt Music of the Night went nowhere. It seemed that the Phantom was portrayed much more human and less mysterious. Raoul was able to wrestle with him, the guards were able to trap him, Meg was able to sneak up on him. Really?

That is exactly what Macintosh intended:
"“John’s version is less balletic, whereas Michael did that – he was always very physical, even in his comedy – and John isn’t. Nor did we want him to try to copy that either. We wanted a far more real man. A true portrayal of someone who’s been tortured.”

http://www.yorkshire...ation-1-4781336

That kind of Phantom would be something about this new production that I don't think I will like at all (if I ever get a chance to see it).

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 09:39 AM

View PostBricabrac, on 02 August 2012 - 06:43 AM, said:

That is exactly what Macintosh intended:
"“John’s version is less balletic, whereas Michael did that – he was always very physical, even in his comedy – and John isn’t. Nor did we want him to try to copy that either. We wanted a far more real man. A true portrayal of someone who’s been tortured.”

http://www.yorkshire...ation-1-4781336

That kind of Phantom would be something about this new production that I don't think I will like at all (if I ever get a chance to see it).

Yes, I do feel that this is something that takes away from the new production.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 03:10 PM

What do we think the chances are of this show discounting?

I already have tickets for Edinburgh but would like to catch it a couple of times.

Having looked at availability on the Playhouse website, it appears that the show is not selling especially well.

Anyone managed to get a discount for a previous venue?




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