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#1 theatrebuzz

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 04:03 PM

Looks like ol' wds was right...

Fiddler, which as he said was looking at, is going to The Savoy.

Expect to hear confirmation next week.



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Posted 03 March 2007 - 04:11 PM

QUOTE(theatrebuzz @ Mar 3 2007, 04:03 PM) View Post
Looks like ol' wds was right...

Fiddler, which as he said was looking at, is going to The Savoy.

Expect to hear confirmation next week.
Is that the Sheffield production with Henry Goodman? I thought it was great but the Savoy is absolutely the wrong venue for that production. It needs a thrust stage - Putting it behind a prosc arch will kill it stone dead. Maybe they'll build a thrust - But of course that would mean losing seats.....Can't see that happening, then!! I was hoping it would go to somewhere like the New London.

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 04:20 PM

QUOTE(curzon @ Mar 3 2007, 04:11 PM) View Post
Is that the Sheffield production with Henry Goodman? I thought it was great but the Savoy is absolutely the wrong venue for that production. It needs a thrust stage - Putting it behind a prosc arch will kill it stone dead. Maybe they'll build a thrust - But of course that would mean losing seats.....Can't see that happening, then!! I was hoping it would go to somewhere like the New London.

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New London would have been perfect for the show. Sadly they can't build much of a thrust at the Savoy as the sightlines from the circles will  not allow it (unless you want to hide the casts feet from most of the audience).
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Posted 03 March 2007 - 05:34 PM

QUOTE(Ian @ Mar 3 2007, 04:20 PM) View Post
New London would have been perfect for the show. Sadly they can't build much of a thrust at the Savoy as the sightlines from the circles will  not allow it (unless you want to hide the casts feet from most of the audience).


With Henry Goodman, yes.

New London would have been fab, but as ZORRO found out, The Blue Man Group are in a deal with Really Useful meaning they cant be evicted from that venue until about 2009 apparently. They thought it was going to be fantastic - how wrong!!

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 07:31 PM

QUOTE(theatrebuzz @ Mar 3 2007, 05:34 PM) View Post
With Henry Goodman, yes.

New London would have been fab, but as ZORRO found out, The Blue Man Group are in a deal with Really Useful meaning they cant be evicted from that venue until about 2009 apparently. They thought it was going to be fantastic - how wrong!!



So is Porgy and Bess closing then??

and hang on,. so Zorro is not happening now? and the New London is taken for the next 2 years??!!

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 07:45 PM

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and the New London is taken for the next 2 years??!!



Unless the Blue Men decide to close - and even with more than one "team" it can't cost much to run .......
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Posted 03 March 2007 - 07:50 PM

Actually - its worth pointing out that the New London had a "cursed" reputation worse than and longer than the Shaftesbury. From Opening in 1973 until the arrival of Cats in 1981, this theatre had not one hit that was not a strictly limited run - no-one wanted to book it!

Personally I don't like the theatre - but none can say it is not successful now!
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Posted 03 March 2007 - 11:01 PM

One of the ugliest ugliest theatres there is, but still I'm excited to see this production!
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Posted 04 March 2007 - 09:29 AM

QUOTE(curzon @ Mar 3 2007, 04:11 PM) View Post
Is that the Sheffield production with Henry Goodman? I thought it was great but the Savoy is absolutely the wrong venue for that production. It needs a thrust stage - Putting it behind a prosc arch will kill it stone dead. Maybe they'll build a thrust - But of course that would mean losing seats.....Can't see that happening, then!! I was hoping it would go to somewhere like the New London.

Sebastian


I am sure they can restage it for a proscenium theatre so it's just as effective as it was on the thrust stage.

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 10:47 AM

QUOTE(M George @ Mar 4 2007, 09:29 AM) View Post
I am sure they can restage it for a proscenium theatre so it's just as effective as it was on the thrust stage.
I hope so but I doubt it. At the Crucible the closeness to the audience drew you in and almost made you feel part of the Anatevka community. That feel will inevitably be lost in a conventional and rather cramped theatre like the Savoy.

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